Social Services

Hearthstone Psychology – Talbott Tower, downtown Dayton, Ohio
Mental health therapist, July 2022 to present
– Support adults, children, partners, and families with the internal and external resources needed to achieve their goals. Particular focus on LGBTQIA+ and other diverse identities.
– Community outreach supporting the Miami Valley’s LGBTQIA+ community.
Equitas Health – Dayton Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio
Behavioral Health Therapist, February 2019 to June 2022
– Perform assessments, treatment planning and ongoing treatment to individual clients ages 18+, focused on LGBTQIA+ community and people living with or at risk for HIV
– Supported CARF audit, ran mental health skills group, engaged in and advocated for diversity and inclusion efforts, supported successful unionization effort.
– Represent Behavioral Health team and advocate for Dayton community within Equitas Health and the region
Homefull – Dayton, Ohio
Organizational management intern, January to April 2018
Case management intern, August to December 2017
– Led trainings in Professional Ethics, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use Disorders
– Researched contemporary affordable housing policy
– Conducted three-part program evaluation involving qualitative stakeholder impact analysis, graphical and statistical analysis of 40 client cohorts on 4 clinical outcomes, and internal cost-benefit analysis
– Performed case management for women with severe mental illness and/or disabilities experiencing homelessness in emergency shelter

Family Service Association – Dayton, Ohio
Clinical social work intern, January to April 2017
– Performed clinical counseling for women with moderate to severe mental illness

Fred Bartenstein & Associates, LLC. – Yellow Springs, Ohio
Strategic planning assistant, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012
– Helped guide organizational change for nonprofits throughout Indiana and southern Ohio.
– Earned certificate in Compression Planning through McNellis Institute.

BreakFree For Women
Program Facilitator, 2012-present
– Collaborated with founder on updating 1980s-era curriculum
– Recruited and facilitated 16-week and 8-week psychoeducational support groups

Workshop facilitation
Offered skills trainings for individuals, athletes, small businesses, nonprofits and faith organizations
– Topics included Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Restorative Justice, life coaching, writing, editing

    The Written Word

The Salinas Californian – daily urban newspaper
Evening news editor, 2007-08, 2010
Digital editor, 2008-2009
Community and evening news assistant, 2006
Education reporter, 2005
– Managed evening reporters, photo/multimedia department, newsroom assistant, freelancers
– Researched, interviewed, wrote and edited award-winning local and national copy
– Developed marketing strategy and management for all online content and community conversations
– Newsroom’s Operating Philosophy Award, 2007

The Landmark – weekly regional community paper, Holden, Massachusetts
Lead reporter, assistant editor, and web editor
– New England Press Association award for transportation coverage, 2004

Nonfiction editor, collaborator, writer – Dayton, Ohio
Nov. 2010-Aug. 2016
– Books and articles for clients ranging from Google’s EdTech leaders to Dayton’s B2B magazine

Marketing and grantwriting – Ohio
– Promoted local businesses and nonprofits through professional writing, editing, and grant research
– Strategic Marketing staff, The Hathaway Group, LLC – Dayton, Ohio

Dayton Public Schools – Dayton, Ohio
Creative writing adjunct instructor, Stivers School For The Arts, 2012
– Designed curriculum for and led high school creative writing classes

Rancho Cielo – Salinas, California
Journalism adjunct instructor for at-risk teens, 2008-2009
– Designed curriculum for and led high school journalism classes