Presentations and Community Involvement

Professional Presentations

  • Lecture: High Point University Graduate Nonprofit Management Program: Marketing and Public Relations
  • High Point Public Library and Guilford Nonprofit Consortium:Public Policy and Advocacy for Nonprofits
  • Lecture: High Point University Graduate Nonprofit Management Program: Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Environmental Educators of NC: Building Connections between Children and the Natural World
  • NC State Natural Learning Initiative: Building Collaborations to Promote Children and Nature: NCCAN!
  • North American Association of Environmental Educators: Innovative Partnerships: Building A State Coalition: NCCAN!
  • Conservation Trust of NC: Board presentation on Connecting Children to the Natural World
  • NC Association for the Education of Young Children: developed and facilitated pre-conference day of presentations on children, play and nature.
  • National Conference for Partners in Public Lands: Building Strategic Partnerships to promote Children and Nature
  • NC and SC Arc State Convention presentation on Medical Outreach Prevention Campaigns;
  • U.S. Arc National Convention presentations on Effective Marketing Strategies; Boardsmanship
  • U.S. Arc National Convention presentation on Quality Seamless Program Delivery
  • NC Arc State Convention presentation on Developing Effective Programs and Building Partnerships and Memberships
  • Community Points of Light Annual Conference: presentation on Diversity in Volunteerism and participated in America’s Promise Roundtable forum with  former Secretary of State General Colin Powell
  • Provided training for United Way of Greater High Point agency speakers and loaned executives.
  • Junior League of Greensboro Leadership Development: Communication Styles;  Boardsmanship
  • Guilford County Schools PTA Council Leadership Training: Effective Communications
  • Franciscan Center presentation on Peaceful Communications
  • NC Day Care Conference Presenter on Involving Parents and Quality Care
  • Training for various Arc and PTA chapters throughout NC on Effective Boardsmanship, Marketing, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, and Grant Writing/Fund Development
  • Various other presentations throughout the state in Peace and Justice, Moving Faith Into Action, Building Family Traditions, Effective Teen Parenting, Parenting for Peace and Justice, Building a non-violent community, violence prevention at school, home and community, family preservation, women’s issues, Everyday Spirituality, marriage and family enrichment and volunteer administration
  • Motivational and Inspirational talks to various civic groups

Volunteer and Leadership (past and current)

  • National Children and Nature Network, Natural Leaders Advisory Group
  • Chair, NC Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!)
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums Government Affairs Committee
  • NC Lobbyist Association
  • Substance Abuse Coalition of Guilford County, Needs Assessment and Monitoring Committees
  • Homeless Prevention Coalition of Guilford County
  • Guilford Partnership for Violence Prevention
  • Marketing Director, Junior League of Greensboro
  • Advisory Board, Guilford Technical  (GTCC) Disability Services Committee
  • NC Task Force on Women’s Health (legislative appt)
  • NC Youth Violence Prevention Task Force (legislative appt)
  • NC PTA Board of Directors, District 18(term expired)
  • Co-Chair Guilford’s Promise, the Alliance for Youth ( a chapter of America’s Promise)
  • Board of Directors, Guilford Partnership for Children
  • Executive Committee, Guilford County Character Education Council
  • Board of Directors, Kids Korp of Guilford
  • Fellow, UNC-G Center for the Study of Social Issues
  • Past- President, Guilford County Council of PTA’s
  • High Point Violence Prevention Task Force
  • Management Team, Youth Violence Prevention Project
  • Oak Hollow Rotary Club, VP Programs
  • Rotary Club Coordinator for Drug Abuse Prevention Project: Southwest High School
  • High Point Chamber of Commerce Leadership High Point Steering Committee; Chair Teen Leadership
  • Guilford County School Health Alliance
  • United Way of Greater High Point Community Assessment Steering Committee
  • Board of Directors, High Point Furnishings Festival
  • Arc of North Carolina Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Greater High Point
  • Chair, Leadership High Point
  • Board of Directors, High Point Chamber of Commerce

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