September, 2013 - Current
My passion lies in optimizing how organizations -and their people- operate, with a focus on sustainability and human-centered approaches.
My strength is in my ability to quickly assess situations, problems, processes, teams and personalities, and then in asking tons of questions and co-creating recommendations for what will make the most impact. That way, the possible paths and solutions begin surfacing, and we can design and implement effective plans for the short and medium term. I provide a holistic approach to management and leadership.
Being a polymath, my approach is informed not only by my education and what’s on my resume, but also by my travels, passions and other studies, including Yoga and meditation.
July, 2012 - July, 2013
ORBIS International is a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to save sight worldwide. ORBIS prevents and treats blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, and partnerships with local health care organizations.
July, 2011 - July, 2012
January, 2010 - Current
According to the "2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index," Carnegie Council ranks number 19 in the list of 55 top think tanks in the USA.
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution serving as a nonpartisan, educational resource for international affairs professionals, journalists, educators and students, business people, and the public worldwide.
January, 2009 - January, 2009
International Programme on the Management of Sustainability
January, 2008 - January, 2011
· Launched and developed the first smokefree “healthy workplace” initiative in North Africa, benefitting 59 companies with smokefree policies to protect the health of over 20,000 employees. Compliance reached 98% at end of program.
· Successfully managed a budget of $1.2M and provided capacity-building to 7 grantee NGOs across North Africa, led regional trainings and provided technical assistance. Performance of program resulted in grant increases and new grants from donors.
· Leveraging media and government contacts, influenced Tunisia’s government to ratify the international Framework Convention on Tobacco Control after two years into the program.
· Provided technical assistance to 14 Latin American NGOs as part of a $6M grant program to improve early detection of cancer (in communities across Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico) via advocacy efforts and capacity-building.
October, 2006 - February, 2007
Trained high-level officers in Negotiation: taught a 40-hour curriculum to European Commission executives, ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Strasbourg) students, and to government and NGO staff for the Regional Program for the Management of Sustainability in Senegal.
Supported the development of a social mediation-based initiative for youth in at-risk neighborhoods in Paris.
September, 2004 - May, 2005
French Civilization with focus on French Foreign Affairs
January, 2002 - January, 2004
· Created the first Medical Interpreting Department at Woodhull Hospital to provide language services to a low-income, non-English speaking population.
· Designed protocol and trained staff to ensure patient safety, in compliance with gold standards in Medical Interpreting.
· Reduced medical errors due to poor medical interpretation to zero, from the first year.
January, 1997 - January, 2001
January, 1989 - January, 1994