I enjoy working with creative, entrepreneurial leaders with a compassionate management style and a strong history of developing innovative ideas into effective well-funded social impact models.
As an Advocacy-based storyteller I have directed the NYS Center for Best Practices to Prevent Childhood Obesity, evaluated the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s children’s school wellness programs, and evaluated Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program. I enjoy working with enthusiastic teams on complex health programs in the fields of public health, health science research, community development, and youth initiatives. I am also trained in pediatric ethics with a focus on pediatric obesity interventions.
I holds an MS in Bioethics from Albany Medical College, an MPH from the State University of New York, and a BA from Columbia University in Liberal Arts. The Guardian, Albany Times Union, Scholastic Magazine, The Daily Show, CNN, and academic books have referenced my work.
My blog for Psychology Today, Children at the Table is where I post the about child trauma, bullying, and obesity prevention. My novel, Howard Be Thy Name, is based on my true story and I hope people will read, share, and then talk about how to prevent child sexual abuse within and outside the family.
Working with community organizations, policymakers, schools, parents, businesses, and government officials on a wide variety of health issues to help create a healthier and happier environment for children to grow and learn.
Specialties: Program Management, Community Development, Public Health, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Child Sexual Abuse, Research and Writing, and Bioethics.