Prior to becoming a consultant, I was director of human resource development for the former Helix Health System (Union Memorial Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital Center, now part of MedStar Health) and previously worked in training and development positions for two global corporations, McCormick & Company and Warner-Lambert, Parke-Davis Group (now Pfizer).
I have worked with nonprofit boards in different stages of strategic planning and have previously served on several boards that include Broadmead Life Plan Retirement Community, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, and the YWCA of Greater Baltimore.
I have given numerous leadership presentations focused on transformational leadership and managing organizational change and transitions.
I enjoy helping people and organizations to do their best work.
In addition to my book---I wrote a monthly leadership column for “Caring for the Ages”, a publication of the American Medical Directors Association, for almost eight years. I have contributed chapters to three books: “Organization Development in the New Age of Health Care Reform” in Organization Development in Health Care: A Guide for Leaders, Information Age Publishing; “Successfully Surviving Culture Change” in Culture Change in Long-Term Care, The Haworth Press; “Perspectives on Leading Complex Healthcare Delivery Systems” in the Business of Healthcare Book Series, Volume II, Praeger Perspectives. Also, I have enjoyed writing articles for publications such as the Healthcare Executive, Hospitals and Health Networks, Trustee Magazine, Health Progress, Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care, Management in Healthcare Journal, and other practitioner publications.
I was an adjunct lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. I taught the healthcare leadership and communications course in both the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy degree programs for six years. Previously, I was an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins University, where I taught leadership and organizational behavior in the former Business of Medicine Program and business communication for Carey Business School. In addition, I was faculty in an academic partnership of Johns Hopkins University and America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) former Minority Management Development Program. I was affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for eleven years.
I earned a Doctorate in Education from the Executive Leadership in Human and Organizational Learning Program at George Washington University (Dissertation Research: The Relationship Between Chief Executive Leadership (Transactional and Transformational) and Hospital Effectiveness); a Master of Education (in Administration) from Loyola University Maryland; and a Bachelor of Arts (in Sociology) from Howard University.