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Experience

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Employment

January 2012

The Imago Dei Consulting Group, LLC (dba Performance Based Coaching). Organize, manage, and facilitate trainings and restorative practice groups to create safe spaces for individuals to engage in difficult conversation. Facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and teaching.

April 2015

Elected to the Madison Common Council in April 2015. Elected as Vice President of the Common Council in 2019. Served on several City Boards, Committees, and Commissions (Library Board, Public Safety Review Committee, Dane County Commission on Sensitive Crimes, Finance Committee, Committee on Aging, 2020 Census, Transportation Commission, Transportation, Policy Planning Board, Metropolitan Planning Board and the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission).

March 2017-2022 

Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Duties to design, coordinate, and implement programs for African Americans to support, educate, and advocate to reduce the stigma associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and memory loss. Coordinate with the annual Brain Healthy Plan the Annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain community outreach initiatives.

Training & Professional Development

Grief Support Specialist Certificate from UW-Madison Extension and Trauma-Informed Practices, UW-Madison, Department of Social Work.

January 2006-December 2017

Adjunct Instructor, Edgewood College. Introduction to Restorative Justice--Community Building with students across disciplines.

January 2006-April 2016

Madison Urban Ministry, Associate Director. Supervision and coordination of the Journey Home program, supporting re-integration for those formerly incarcerated as they return to the community.

Certificates & Training

Grief Support Specialist, UW-Madison Extension

Trauma-Informed Practices, UW-Madison, Department of Social Work

Extensive Restorative Justice Practices and Peace Circle Training & Facilitation Techniques

Active Listening Skills & Crisis Intervention

Volunteer Experience

NBC Share Your Holidays Campaigns since 2005

United Way, Vision Council 2022

Board of Director: Hope and a Future 2021

Past Board Member: The Road Home 

Past Board Member: Madison West Neighborhood Association

CASA Volunteer (Court Approved Special Advocate), Juvenile Division

Hospice and End-of-Life Training

Madison Metropolitan School District, Ad Hoc Committee on Educational Resource Officers in Schools

YWCA Restorative Justice Trainer & Group Facilitator

Dane County Peace Maker, Dane County Restorative Justice Community Court

Dane County Commission on Sensitive Crimes

Serve as Deacon and Supporting Ministries at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church: Compassionate Care Ministry Team, Alter Care, Inspiring and Equipping Faith Communities to to support Black Caregivers Against Alzheimer's Disease, Executive Administrator, the Imago Dei Project, Outreach Ministries. 

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