Expert in Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence
Expert ID: 735166 Massachusetts, USA
Successful and strategic partnerships with non-profits, community organizations, law enforcement, and local, state, and federal courts and agencies. An advocate for social justice, victim rights, and mental health issues.
Addiction Support Services, Advocacy, Child Abuse & Maltreatment, Communities of Color and Immigrant Communities, Diversity, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse & Fraud, Financial Crimes (fraud, litigation, investigations, interviewing), Gang & Community Violence, Juvenile Victims & Offenders, Mental Illness & Mental Health (suicide risk, offending, victimization, at risk), Policy Reform, Sexual Violence, Social Justice Issues - inequities, disparity, socioeconomic status, acceptance, inclusion, etc.), Violence and Injury,
|Year: 2014||Degree: Doctorate||Subject: Philosophy in Criminology and Justice Studies||Institution: University of Massachusetts at Lowell- School of Criminology and Justice Studies|
|Year: 2010||Degree: Masters of Science||Subject: Criminal Justice||Institution: University of Cincinnati, OH|
|Year: 2011||Degree: Certificate||Subject: Security Studies||Institution: University of Massachusetts at Lowell – School of Criminology and Justice St|
|Year: 2012||Degree: Certificate||Subject: Forensic Criminology||Institution: University of Massachusetts at Lowell – School of Criminology and Justice Studies|
|Year: 2007||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Accounting||Institution: Kean University|
|Year: 2010||Degree: Coursework||Subject: Executive Leadership professional development: (1) Executive Decision Making (2) Strategic Thinking||Institution: Cornell University (via eCornell) - coursework|
|Years: 2020 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Assistant Part-Time Professor||Department:|
Responsibilities:Create and teach masters and doctoral level business and criminal justice courses, online using the one-tone model. Serve as subject matter expert and course developer within the department on a variety of topics including: nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, business leadership & strategy, homeland security, juvenile justice.
|Years: 2020 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Diversity Equity Inclusion & Business Essential Skills Instructor||Department: Contract/Consultant Position|
Responsibilities:Create and maintain a positive and professional learning environment. Deliver, project and motivate trainees through effective training methodologies both in group and individual classroom dynamics. Manage the design, delivery and continuous improvement of training programs in support of the organization’s needs.
Utilize a variety of the training methodologies, techniques, concepts, learning tools, and practices to ensure maximum effectiveness of training programs. Conduct specific training needs assessments to support the design, development and delivery of corporate training programs and strategies. Monitor and measure effectiveness of all training programs. Partner with Product Managers & Corporate Sales to develop and deliver high quality products.
|Years: 2019 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Visiting Assistant Professor||Department:|
Responsibilities:Conduct high-level criminal justice courses, both online and in the classroom. Meet one-on-one with students to provide advice regarding assignments, course sign-ups, and career possibilities. Serve as subject matter expert within the department on a variety of criminal justice topics. Teach courses such as Ethics in Criminal Justice Systems; People of Color, Crime, and Justice; and Theories of Crime and Justice. Also, created a minor in Security Studies and a minor in Cybercrime. For each new minor, new course were also created and developed.
|Years: 2018 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Instructor||Department:|
Responsibilities:Teach business and law courses to a group of international honors-level high school students. Advise students regarding college admissions and the academic acceptance process. Developed materials for Marketing in a Digital World and Criminal Justice and Corrections courses.
Strengthened program offerings by creating new courses and providing appropriate guidance to students about course section and career paths.
Skillfully addressed issues of diversity and inclusion, including language barriers, culture shock, and responses to international issues.
|Years: 2016 to 2018||Employer: Anne Marie College||Title: Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program||Department:|
Responsibilities:Successfully led, grew, and expanded academic programming in criminal justice, forensic criminology, law, politics and society, sociology, political science and victim studies including the associated seven undergraduate minors, 12 specializations, and eight graduate certificate programs
• Developed and maintained strategic partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, social support
organization, legislators, and education partners
Hire, supervise, and evaluate 15-20 adjuncts per semester, six faculty members and two program • directors .
Engaged in curriculum design and review, class assignments, course development and learning outcomes, program evaluation, and chaired academic searches
• Co-authored grant applications for state and federal funding sources
Taught courses such as Sexual Deviance & Offending, Victim Studies, Justice & Public Policy, Ethics & Criminal Justice, Criminological Thought, Criminology, and White Collar Crime
• Developed six new graduate certificate programs
Created and defined 12 specializations within the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree program to assist students seeking interdisciplinary career and increase retention
Created and contributed to new undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Refugee and Immigrant Studies, Introduction to Law, and Report Writing for Criminal Justice
• Increased diversity of part-time faculty and students in the programs
Launched the AMC Criminal Justice Professional & Alumni Advisory Board to ensure program alignment with industry standards and expectations
|Years: 2014 to 2019||Employer: Law School Admission Council||Title: Site Supervisor||Department:|
Responsibilities:Supervision of an on-site tri-annual administration of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), an ethics examination developed by National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).
Hire, train, supervise, and arrange stipend payments for 10-25 proctors per exam
Provide accommodations for students with disabilities or approved learning differences/challenges.
Arrange and negotiate contracts for testing locations
Plan, implement, and oversee security protocols during testing, including strict check-in procedures, examinee identification, prohibited item searches, room & seating arrangement proctor placement, examinee breaks and ensure exam content security before, after the testing date.
Gather and supply detailed incident reporting and testing day narratives
|Years: 2014 to 2016||Employer: Newbury College||Title: Assistant Dean of APS, Online Learning, and Institutional Partnerships & Director of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Programs||Department:|
Responsibilities:• Responsible for curriculum development and alignment of course offerings required to meet institutional learning outcomes
• Assessed the academic market (data-driven) to recommend expansion or phase-out of certificate and degree program options Developed strategic partnerships with law enforcement agencies, legislators, community advocates and leaders, corporations, community colleges, and graduate institutions.
• Lead preliminary work to develop a Security Studies major and a Forensic Accounting minor/specialization program
• Hired, supervised and evaluated adjunct and full-time professors
Taught course such as: Introduction To Legal Studies, Criminal Law, Criminal Profiling, Research Methods In Criminal Justice, Terrorism And National Security, Sexual Deviance & Offending, and White Collar Crime
• Lead the development of new B.S. in Cybersecurity program and interdisciplinary Cybercrime minor
• Assisted administrators with the transition from a three school to four school structure
Provided supplemental information for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation program assessment and reports
Collaborated with Brookline and Boston police departments to develop practitioner-based learning and experiential learning experiences for students
• Served on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Development Committee
• Served on the Gender, Diversity, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence Committee
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Lecturer, Criminal Justice, and Crisis & Emergency Management||Department:|
Responsibilities:Drive criminal justice course development while serving as subject matter expert within the college. Teach Advanced Criminological Thought course to undergraduate students. Designed and taught online graduate course on the topic of Emergency & Crisis Management.
- Created unique course content to address diversity, inclusion and social acceptance, as well as risk and barriers for members of marginalized and underserved communities.
|Years: 2012 to 2017||Employer: University of Massachusetts – Lowell||Title: Adjunct Faculty||Department:|
Responsibilities:Adjunct Faculty (2013-2017) | Doctoral Teaching Fellow (2012-2014)
Courses Taught included: Victimology, Intro to Criminal Justice, Interpersonal Violence, Child Maltreatment, and Domestic
|Years: 2011 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Founder, President, Exec. Director||Department:|
Responsibilities:Founded and leads non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to issues directly or indirectly
affecting the success of underserved and minority populations. Provide services to community and grassroots
organizations – grant review, fundraising consulting, community action and diversity training. Provide board of directors and board of trustees training for non-profit and emerging non-profit organizations. Create in-person and online programming that educates the public on interpersonal violence, financial crimes victimization, entrepreneurialism, social justice leadership, career growth and development, and more. Work to identify, analyze, and address the underlying causes of violence and socio-economic disparities, and to educate and equip the residents and businesses within the urban and rural communities while fostering positive partnerships with surrounding suburban communities. Professional speaker and presenter. Work with police departments, legislators, and other advocacy groups to support policy change.
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: CEO||Department:|
Responsibilities:Supply guidance and training to organizations looking to grow a diverse team and foster diversity, inclusion, and
equity throughout the organization and membership. Deliver a range of specialized support to non-profit organizations such as business data assessments, grant writing, 501(c)(3) filing, fundraising, and board training. Conduct fraud investigations and assessments, including forensic accounting. Perform data analysis services, including market research, data collection, and data interpretation; generate comprehensive reports identifying correlations/anomalies and use historical data to cast projections and evaluate performance. Leverage comprehensive knowledge of justice system to offer guidance and mediation for civil cases, divorces, and partnership dissolutions. Advise on various workplace policies and procedures including workplace bullying and harassment, cybersecurity and internet usage, internal controls, diversity, and customer/client engagement and interactions.
|Years: 2007 to 2009||Employer: The Green Group||Title: Senior Forensic Accountant||Department:|
Responsibilities:Treated a new forensic accounting and fraud examination segment of the firm geared toward clients facing litigation, partnership dissolutions, bankruptcy, division of property issues, estate matters, fraud related issues and any other matters that required an investigative review
• Contributed findings in audit investigations to include internal controls matters, fraud risk assessments, and valuation matters
• Assisted with risk management and post-catastrophe financial planning
• Data analysis, interpretation, forecasting, variances, and projections
• Supervised and mentored junior accountants to support their growth and development
• Design the scope of work for financial investigations and assist with scope of business valuations
Other areas: Tax preparation, IRS audits, trusts and foundation management, succession planning, budgeting and projections, ad hoc duties
|Years: 2006 to 2007||Employer: Dalba, Goeller, & Co., LLP||Title: Staff Accountant||Department:|
Responsibilities:Prepared drafts of financial
• Prepared monthly account reconciliations.
• Analyzed general ledger accounts before monthly, quarterly, or year-end closings
• Investigate variances
• State, local, and federal tax
|Years: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Strategy Officer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Provide strategic financial management to support budgetary decisions to ensure
• financial integrity
• Advise and consult with CEO, CPA and other trustees on the capital campaign, loans, and grants. Advise on programming related to victim, offender and community initiatives including victim initiated restorative justice assistance
• Homelessness prevention and displacement services, and offender re-entry support
• Assess and evaluate mental illness support services for adults, children, parents, siblings, and families
• Identify services for veterans suffering from PTSD, mental illness/disorders, addiction, and homelessness
• Co- develop March for a Better Community – a community violence awareness campaign
Work directly with victims and offenders of violence and abuse (i.e. find counseling, medical care, family intervention, and long term access)
• Develop support service offerings related to financial awareness, college preparation and financial management.
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Employer: Cushman & Wakefield of NY/NJ, Inc.||Title: Financial Analyst/ Reviewer (Corporate Real Estate Department)||Department:|
Responsibilities:Investigative/Analytical: reviewing financial statements for proper reporting, documenting any variances, investigating discrepancies, comparing treasury reports to check activities and reporting possible fraudulent activity. (AML, Data Analysis, and Reporting)
• Financial accounting: A/P, A/R, adjusting entries, bank-treasury reconciliation, tenant billing/charge-backs, and monthly closings.
Managerial accounting: analysis of budget variances, cost center performance, and outstanding liabilities. Also assisted the CFO with budget re-forecasting and analysis
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Static-99R Assessment Certification-a ten-item actuarial assessment instrument for use with adult male sexual offenders who are at least 18 years of age at the time of release to the community.
Acute-2007 Assessment Certification-an assessment which measures factors that can change over a period of time which may indicate the likelihood for sexual re-offending.
Stable-2007 Assessment Certification- an assessment which measures factors which are potentially changeable but endure for months or years. The assessment consists of a guided interview process covering 13 major areas of stable risk in the offender.
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) — Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) — National Association of Certified Valuators & Analyst (NACVA)
Certificate of Specialized Educational Advancement in Fraud & Financial Crimes — Consultants Training Institute
Certificate of Forensic Accounting & Investigative Methodology — Consultants Training Institute
Certified Blockchain Expert - V2 (CBE) — Blockchain Council
Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII) — McAfee Institute
Certified Smart Contract Developer (CSCD) — Blockchain Council
Emerging Leaders in Higher Education Program, Certificate of Completion — Newbury College
16 Certificates of Accomplishment from the Emergency Management Institute — US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
|Commissioner - Chair, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (Worcester Region)
President of Board of Trustees, Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital, Department of Mental Health
Director of Outreach and Education - Board of Directors, Grant Writer, National Workplace Bullying Coalition
Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Program Advisory Council Member, George Washington University
Advisory Council Member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Acfe)
Ethics Oversight Board Member; C0-chair Annual Consultants Convention; Business Development Committee, National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (Nacva)
Co-chair of Diversity & Outreach Committee; Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts
Board of Directors Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Massachusetts (Nami-cm)
Executive Board Member, Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness Committee
Former Chair of Internal Investigation and Conflict Resolution Committee, National Alliance On Mental Illness (Nami) Massachusetts
Executive Board Member; Co-chair of Diversity & Outreach Committee; Fundraising
Committee Member Association for Continuing Higher Education (Ache) – Northeast Region Grant Reviewer; Grant Fund Committee New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Criminal Justice Alumni Advisory Board (Elected Member), University of Massachusetts Lowell Massachusetts Domestic & Sexual Violence Council
Elected Council Member - Massachusetts Domestic & Sexual Violence Council
Court Appointed Special Advocate (Casa) – Casa Worcester County (Ma)
Special Education Surrogate Parent (Sesp) - Federation for Children With Special Needs
|Awards / Recognition|
|National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts Outstanding Member Award
Worcester (MA) Police Department Certificate of Appreciation – Crisis Intervention Team Instructor Association of Criminal Justice Sciences – 2018 Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award
Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Community House of Prayer Black History Advocate Award
Amy Finn Human Spirit Award, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society Inductee
Certificate of Recognition, New Jersey Society of Public Accountants
Lambda Alpha Sigma Honor Society, Kean University Scholars Institute (NJSCPA)
Scholarship, Kean University Foundation & NJ Society of Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Conferences and publications: 23