Principal, Connor Consultants
May 2008 - Present
Accomplished professional with proven leadership qualities and strong experience in the administration and delivery of human services. Proven track record in forging strong community partnerships, as well as strengthening opportunities for clients. Demonstrates effective administrative capabilities in organizational operation, crisis management, fiscal growth and integrating the mission of an organization to enhance community services. Ability to incorporate respect, humor and compassion on a personal and organizational level.
Executive Director, ERC5
Mar 2016 - May 2021
It is my privilege to be the first full-time executive director of the ERC5-East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce. Together, we will expand and inspire the membership of a dedicated and enthusiastic Chamber members from East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham, all located in Western Massachusetts. As a Chamber we promote organizational growth which enables the ERC5 to be a platform for businesses to proudly shine, stimulate growth and foster good citizenship with educational opportunities for each of our business members.
Executive Director, Long Beach BLAST
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
Responsible for the oversight and management of this mentoring organization and report to a professional board of directors. Upon hire there were a number of outstanding identified projects in which I was able to bring to successful fruition prior to my re-location.
Provided executive leadership, organizational development and staff accountability
Researched and implemented a recognized evaluation tool for all programs
Re-branded marketing tools including the creation and launch of new logo, a vision statement, a new website which touched new social media outlets.
Increased agency funding, including a federal award.
As the result of effective communication skills there was a significant increase and collaboration with colleges and universities. This expanded the academic and life-skill mentoring programs for students attending the Long Beach Unified School District.
Executive Director, SAFE in Hunterdon
Oct 1995 - May 2008
Client advocate and energized partner experienced in expanding and retaining quality employees (47), developing essential skill-sets for active volunteer base and steps needed to created a strategically focused staff, Board of Trustees and Honorary Board which solidified fundamental core services and capital.
Effective communicator integrating social work principals and professional ethics within the multi-disciplines of non-profits and governmental agencies within the human services field.
Championed multiple pilot programs reaching vulnerable populations including: first Sexual Assault Response Team, Standard Operating Procedure Agreements with each of the 22 Hunterdon County law enforcement agencies, first transitional housing program in NJ, the first dual group for victims of domestic violence also living with mental illness, Peace A Learned Solution for children (4-12 years old) witness to domestic violence and a bilingual domestic violence counseling program.
Dynamic and passionate Director who empowered an innovative agency to operate within a value system thriving within a culture of excellence. 2008 SAFE in Hunterdon was awarded the Department of Community Affairs Governor’s Award for Agency of Excellence providing outstanding victim services.
Experienced fundraiser who strengthened agency budget from $500 thousand to $1.9 million as a result of partnerships, fund-raising events and successful grant writing. Fluent in all aspects of grants management, reporting, regulations and allocation process including private, local and state government funding.see less
Rutgers University - Newark
MPA, Master in Public Administration, Executive Program
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
BS, Therapeutic Recreation
1979 - 1982