My professional life has focused on leading nonprofits to success using proven, strategic management solutions—allowing these organizations to run their internal operations more efficiently.

Nonprofits tend to be staffed with wonderful people who are committed to their cause but have little or no management training. I believe nonprofits need to optimize their (often) limited human and financial resources to help them achieve the greatest impact possible in their communities. While living in Central America and working with local nonprofits there, I realized the need to put my business management education and skills to use in the social sector. During the past 20+ years I’ve worked with hundreds of environmental, development, and educational organizations, many located in developing countries.

During my five years with The Nature Conservancy’s international Institutional Development Department, I worked with an amazing team of professionals to develop training tools and methodologies for local nonprofits, many of which adapted business principles for application in nonprofits. As a nonprofit management consultant for the past 16 years, I’ve focused on providing direct technical assistance by training board/staff members as well as help local capacity building practitioners learn and apply these methodologies. What I enjoy most about my job is working with local nonprofits within the social sector and positively impacting the lives of local residents.

In addition, I’m passionate about children’s issues, having volunteered with several groups to provide assistance to underserved children and motivate youth into volunteerism. I earned a BS in Business Administration from Boston University, and am fluent in Spanish.