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R. Scott Harrison

R. Scott Harrison

Medical and HUD Housing Case Manager

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

Medical and HUD Housing Case Manager at Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

Medical and HUD Housing Case Manager

Assist close to 100 HIV-positive clients, enrolled in HUD programs, with housing case management needs, as well as other clients in general medical case management, who live in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with self-identified service planning leading to optimal health and independent living.

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HCm, Inc.

Administrative Specialist

Provided administrative support to corporate office and up to seven domestic and international branches of a healthcare accounting software development company. Supervised high school-aged employees, temporary workers and oter administrative staff. Developed company-wide recycling program. Assisted as proofreader for technical manuals. Edited company publications and newsletters. Supervised and implemented company-wide inventory control. Coordinated and oversaw corporate office domestic and international shipping and receiving.

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Northwood Realty Company

Office Manager

Supervised two offices, one with over 25 agents, the other with up to 38 real estate agents. Assisted agents and three sales managers of company and provided support to customers. Managed operations of both offices and provided contractual and administrative support to agents.

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First Baptist Church-Pittsburgh, PA

Youth Minister & Coordinator of Youth & Family Ministries

Developed and supervised programs to provide spiritual, psychological, social and physical support and services for at-risk children, youth and families as well as senior citizens in an inter-racial, inner-city church. Assisted pastor in worship services and taught religious education classes. Expanded support services of church to reach more than double the number of at-rsik children, youth and families in the community in three years with no substantial budget increase. Recruited and trained volunteers and more than tripled number of volunteers in three years. Developed working relationship with city-wide religious and social service organiations to better meet needs of the church and surrounding community.

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Familylinks-Pittsburgh, PA

Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)

Provided therapeutic support to behavioral therapists by implementing treatment plans for at-risk children and youth at home, at school and in the community. Assisted at-risk children and families by ensuring they received needed support services in schools and in the community. Conducted mental health research and provided recommendations for treatment plans.

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St. George's Episcopal Church & School-Laguna Hills, CA

Interim Associate of Administration

Coordinated all administrative and operations services for church and grounds of church and school. Managed maintenance staff and up to 30 volunteers. Coordinated, planned and scheduled events in reception hall. Managed wedding and funeral preparations, burial records and church records. Provided administrative support to pastor (rector), administrative staff of church and school, two boards, 38 committees, the congregation, a preschool and a K-8 private school. Facilitated critical responses to the homeless, other people in crisis and the greater community.

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Allegheny Children's Initiative-Pittsburgh, PA

Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)

Provided therapeutic support to behavioral therapists by implementing treatment plans for at-risk children and youth at home, at school and in the community. Assisted at-risk children and families by ensuring they received needed support services in schools and in the community.

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Mainstay Life Services-Pittsburgh, PA

Direct Care Specialist

Provided direct assistance and supervision and taught basic life skills to adult developmentally disabled adults with mental retardation and mental health issues. Coordinated treatment plans for clients, assisted in planning for long-term and emergency care of clients. Supervised and trained staff in providing services to clients.

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Community of Reconciliation-Pittsburgh, PA

Administrative Assistant & Office Manager

Provided administrative support to pastor, church and ministries using church facilites, supervised maintenance staff and volunteers. Coordinated administrative support and relationship of church with five major Protestant denominations, social service agencies and other religious institutions. Served as community and media liaison. Guided church through periods of transition and growth.

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AT&T Long Distance and International

Domestic & International Customer Service & Sales Representative

Provided outstanding customer service and sales support to up to 100 customers a day. Assisted high-end long distance and international phone customers and those in emergency situations. Sold AT&T products and services. Recieved more than 37 cusotmer commendations in one year.

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Standing Together for the Rights or All People (STRAP)

Human Rights & Civil Liberties Advocate & Activist, Visionary Leader & Pioneer, Founder of STRAP

In February 2011, I envisioned and launched Standing Together for the Rights of All People (STRAP) at http://on.fb.me/fKhFdv. What started as a volunteer initiative on Facebook quickly grew to a Twitter page and to personal advocacy and activism projects.

I created STRAP because I saw a need for better education, research, advocacy and activism in light of the "Arab Spring" and the many ongoing challenges to human rights and civil liberties in the United States and around the world.

Through Standing Together for the Rights of All People I seek to support and not replace any existing organizations. I call attention to other causes as I independently research, educate, advocate and do activism for the rights of individuals and populations, domestically and internationally.

I focus especially on overlooked religious, ethnic, racial and other minority populations, including sexual and gender minorities. My understanding of civil liberties and human rights centers around all rights mentioned in international human rights charters, which includes such areas as access to health care, clean water, food, shelter, medicine and education as well as the types of freedoms and religious, political and social rights that people typically understand to be "human rights."

Since 2008, much of my work internationally has centered around the rights on Iranians. Since early 2011, my focus in the Middle East has expanded to include people affected by the "Arab Spring" and related uprisings, including those in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria.

Domestically, I focus on issues related to the rights of people who tend to be disregarded in society, such as the homeless, the underemployed, those without access to health insurance and medical care, people affected by chronic diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, unaccompanied homeless youth, persons incarcerated and involved with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and the children and families of prisoners.

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Graduate Student

Completing Master of Arts in Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Currently researching and writing for thesis, entitled "Exploring Theological and Ethical Implications of Youth Homelessness in the United States." Thesis focuses on the relationship of youth homelessness to juvenile justice in the largest metropolitan areas and selected mid-size cities of the United States. Though coming from a Christian perspective, the thesis aims to transcend religious boundaries when discussing the dimensions of the problem and possible ways to address it better.

Continuing on-going work as an independent Writer, Public Speaker, Community Educator, Advocate and Activist on Issues of Faith and Public Policy with an emphasis on Domestic and International Socio-Economic Injustice and Civil/Human Rights.

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Mercy Behavioral Health

Prevention Specialist - Early Intervention Project

Certified HIV Counselor/Tester and Hepatitis C (HCV) Counselor/Tester in Pennsylvania. Provided education on HIV, Hepatitis C and STDs as well as pre-test counseling, testing, post-test counseling, and case management for HIV and Hepatitis C. Served more than 500 clients dealing with addiction and mental health issues as well as those incarcerated or at various other stages of involvement with the criminal justice system.

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California State University-Long Beach

B.A., Major: German language & culture. Emphases: cultural & linguistic anthropology, Spanish & Russian

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Master of Arts in Theology, Christian theology with focus on Social Ethics, Religious Education and Missiology

Fuller Thelogical Seminary-Pasadena

Initiated theological studies before transfer to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Christian theology with emphasis in pastoral counseling