Experience & Training

Demonstrated Professional Experience and Skills:

Facilitated groups of volunteers and staff teams.

Pioneered group programming in the Detroit-metro, Milwaukee and Madison communities.

Human resources, team member, focus groups, forming and leading committees.

Achievement creating and implementing workshops and programs

Effective communication with diverse ethnicities, ages and health issues.

Compassionate behavioral counseling of individuals, groups, and families.

Success in the promotion and marketing of programs.

Office management and organization with proficiency in word, and excel computer software.

Employment Experience: 

Healing Hope Services: Counselor and Consultant – Madison, Wisconsin

HHS provides client based decision -making sessions for individuals and families.  My personal counseling and consultation approach is offered in a supportive and positive growth- producing environment.

Gilda’s Club Cancer Support CommunityWellness Facilitator – Madison Wisconsin

I facilitated groups of men and women who had been recently diagnosed with cancer. I worked as their group facilitator in a supportive member based clubhouse facilitating the members in their newest life health transition. The groups had an emphasis on discovering and claiming their strengths even in the midst of their most recent life’s challenges.

University of Wisconsin Pediatrics Oncology: Patient Liaison – Madison, Wisconsin

I assisted newly diagnosed patients’ families in securing their healthcare team for their child.

Counseling Center of Milwaukee: Crisis Intervention Counselor & Group Facilitator – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I provided crisis intervention counseling, led support groups on body acceptance, & family communication connections.

Jewish Vocational Services: Career Counselor and Community Workshop Facilitator – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I assisted individuals with career guidance decision making in their work path transitions due to downsizing, retirement, and other work changes.  I offered decision making workshops related to career development.

Oakland University:  Student Adviser – Rochester, Michigan

I provided advising to college students in the Department of Education; Human Resources Development.
I led workshops in resume writing, & interviewing skills.

Chic Catering: Chef and Caterer – Birmingham area, Michigan

I created with my clients menus for parties, prepared the foods, and provided the catering staff for events hosted in homes.

Professional Education and Certifications:

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee:,  Wisconsin School Counselor License Pre-K-12

Oakland University- Rochester, Michigan:Masters Degree: Counseling & Consultation

Oakland University-Rochester, Michigan: Bachelors Degree: HRD

Wisconsin License Professional Counselor                                                                                                  1996-present

Wisconsin Certification Nurturing Facilitator Milwaukee Wisconsin

Center For Patient Partnership:  Komen Advocate- Madison, Wisconsin

Canyon Ranch Institute/LiveStrong Foundation, Fellowship Tucson, Arizona                          2009

I was one of the charter members in 2009 working on research for cancer prevention  when the Canyon Ranch Institute-”CRI” and the LiveStrong Foundation joined forces in developing cancer prevention research. Dr. Richard Carmona, former US Surgeon General who is currently the medical director of the Institute in Tucson led our team.

Ananda Ashram: Estepona- Malaga Spain: Studied with Swami Gitananda from Pondicherry, India/Studied & worked with Yogi Shantananda in San Francisco, California

Professional Adjunct Experience & Education 1978-present:

Jewish Vocational Services- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National University: Adjunct Instructor Child Advocacy-San Diego, CA

Des Moines County Mental Health Center: Mental Health  Therapist; developed  sexual abuse & other addictive behaviors programs; Community workshop facilitator Burlington, IA

FAST -Families and Schools Together Mental Health Team Leader/Group facilitator

Group dynamic and family systems weekend intensive workshops led by Virginia Satir, Nicolas Groth, Shere Hite, Herb Goldberg, Patrick Carnes, Gerald Corey along with many other day long seminars in the areas of childhood development, substance, sexual and elder abuses, career guidance, grief counseling

            Volunteer Experience & Affiliations:

Toastmasters: Expressions Club member Madison, WI

Zei G’Zundt Founding Member (breast cancer Jewish support group) Madison, WI

Dane Dances:  Madison, WI

Team Survivor Madison, WI

Hadassah Health Worldwide Organization: Lifetime member

Madison Jewish Social Services: Senior Volunteer: Wisconsin

Women’s Power Company, (Coordinated summer weekend workshops) Southeast Wisconsin