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Belchertown, MA 01007


MANAGEMENT: President/CEO 1994 to 2005; Director of Operations, 1990 - 1994; Acting Executive Director, 1993; Assistant Executive Director 1981 - 1990, Center for Human Development, Springfield, MA.

* Responsible for leadership of a system of 45 community-based social service programs and an affiliated agency with 1700 staff and annual $55 million dollar budget.
* Developed many new programs including a number of acquisitions and expansion of the agency to another state.
* Negotiated and monitored budgets, grants, and contracts; supervised staff; evaluated program quality; conducted personnel evaluations; implemented agency-wide staff development; developed agency's strategic plans; serve with Board of Directors; chaired interagency provider associations; participated in setting overall agency policy and direction.
Co-director and Coordinator of Training, Center for Organizational and Community Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1979 - 1981. Consultant and teaching relationship, 1981-94.
* Managed staff at research and training center. Developed and implemented federal grant. Developed organizational structure; hired and supervised staff; constructed budget; designed and implemented research projects.

Director of Field Experience Program for Preservice Teachers, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1977 – 1978.

TRAINING AND CONSULTATION: Consultant 2005-present.

Recent clients include: The Association for Community Living, Belchertown Day School, Cancer House of Hope, Community Action, Community Enterprises, Grace House, HIV/AIDS Law Consortium, Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Pre-School Enrichment Team, Snow Farm.

Center for Human Development, Springfield, MA
1981 - 2005.
Developed and presented training programs on topics such as leadership, organizational change, communication, conflict resolution, decision making, motivation, team building, training skills, inter-organizational relationships, human rights, budget development, grant writing, computer skills, stress management.
Cooperative Extension Service of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
1988 - 1991.
Designed and delivered trainings on social change theories and implementation through partnerships at the local and regional level.
Consultant: 1978-2005:
Delivered training and/or consultation to such organizations as Belchertown State School, the Massachusetts Half Way House Association, the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, the Human Service Forum, the Massachusetts Department of Welfare, the Western Massachusetts Society for Training and Development, Valley Human Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, United Cerebral Palsy, Community School of Sandwich NH.
Center for Organizational and Community Development,
Amherst, MA, 1980 - 1981.

* Designed and implemented year-long training program on networking skills for the U.S. Department of Education. Delivered training in regional and national settings to fifty state education directors, their supervisors, and their colleagues in potential partner agencies.

TEACHING: University Teaching:

Adjunct Professor: Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA.
Course in nonprofit management. 2007-present.
Adjunct Professor: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Course in organizational development and theory. 1990 - 1996.
Adjunct Professor: Cambridge College, Northampton, MA. Coursework in organizational behavior, supervisory skills, and human service management. 1987 - 1990.
Teaching Assistant: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Courses in cooperative management and social science methods. 1978 - 1981.
Visiting Instructor: Dartmouth College, Language Study Abroad Program in Spain. Course in Spanish history, art, and architecture. 1970 - 1975.
Secondary Teaching: Social Studies and English, Grades 7-12.
Sentinel High School, Missoula, MT. 1977.
Hanover High School, Hanover, NH. 1975 - 1976.
David Glasgow Farragut High School, Rota Spain. 1962 - 1965.
Elementary Teaching: Reading .

Barnes School, Lyme, NH. 1969 - 1971.
Friends' School, Baltimore, MD. 1967 - 1968.


Martin Luther King Community Center,
Board Member, Chair, 2006-present.
Friends of the Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts
Board Member,Vice Chair, and Chair 1999-2008.
Bay Path College
Member Advisory Board 2000-2005.

Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers
Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2005.

Children’ League of Massachusetts
Vice President and President, 1997-2000.
Mental Health Corporation of Massachusetts
Board of Directors, 1995-2005.
Human Service Forum of Hampden County
Vice President and President, 1997-2001.
Western Massachusetts Service Providers
Chairperson, 1984 - 1992; Clerk/Treasurer, 1992-2004.
Human Service Educational Collaborative
Chairperson, 1987 – 1991.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Member, Board of Directors, Treasurer and President
Jessie's House Advisory Board; Clerk, 1984 – 1989.
League of Women Voters of Hanover, NH
Director and President, 1970-76.


Human Rights Award
Dept. of Mental Health: Commonwealth of Mass. 1994.

Mary Killeen Bennett Award
Elms College, 2004.

Robert A. Dorwart, M.D. Award
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporation of Massachusetts, 2004.

Great Friend of Children Award
Holyoke Children’s Museum, 2004.

Richard Bond Award
Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, 2004.
Woman of the Year
U. S. Postal Service, Springfield, 2005.


Ed.D. University of Massachusetts, 1981
Dissertation Title: Collaboration in Work Settings
M.Ed. University of Montana, 1978
Major: Curriculum and Supervision
B.A. Wellesley College, 1961
Major: History; Minor: English
NTL Institute: Graduate Student Professional
Development Program, 1982


Journal articles, books and professional papers in several fields.

REFERENCES: Available on request.


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