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ADVOCACY:

• Foster Care Alumni of America charter member and chapter designee

• Leadership role in establishing the first statewide chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America

• Communications Chair, Ohio chapter of FCAA, 2007, 2008

• Adult supporter, O.H.I.O. Statewide Youth Advisory Board

• Youth Housing Committee, CO-OHIO Youth Empowerment Program, 2007, 2008

• Planning Committee, Independent Living Summit 2007 and 2008

• Planning Committee, YEP Housing summit 2007 and 2008

PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE:

• It’s My Life conference, two workshops, 2008

• NILA conference, three workshops and youth keynote, 2008

• Colorado Summit of Children, Youth and Families: two workshops, 2008

• Daniel Memorial foster care conference, keynote and workshop, 2008

• Youth Advocate Services, workshop for foster parents, 2008

• Institute for Human Services trainer event, workshop, 2008

• OACCA advocacy conference, received Virginia Colson award, 2008

• It’s My Life conference, PTSD workshop, 2007

• Statewide Independent Living Summit, PTSD workshop, 2007

• OFCA statewide conference, Life Management youth workshop, 2007

• OFCA statewide conference, PTSD workshop for foster parents, 2007

• It’s My Life conference, Supervised youth activities, 2006

• OFCA statewide conference, Keynote and youth workshop, 2006

ONLINE JOURNALISM:

• Voices of Adoption, http://voicesofadoption.rainbowkids.com

• Imaginif, Australia child protection site, www.imaginif.com.au/

WEBSITE DESIGN:

• Changing the Odds Wiki: http://changingtheodds.wikispaces.com/

• Life After Foster Care Wiki: http://lifeafterfostercareohio.wikispaces.com/

• Sunshine Girl On A Rainy Day Blog: http://sunshinegirlonarainyday.blogspot.com/

• Sunshine Girl On A Rainy Day Book: http://www.sunshinegirlonarainyday.com/

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Youth Services Librarian, February 1999 to current

• Ready to Read Committee, 2006, 2007, 2008

• Summer Reading Club Redesign Committee, 2007, 2008

• Design and implement programs for teenagers and children

• OLC conference workshop presenter, 2006

• NORWELD Regional Library workshop presenter, 2006

• CAEYC winter conference workshop presenter, 2006

• Kent State University workshop presenter, 2005, 2006, 2008

• COTA Day presenter, 2002, 2003

RADIO EXPERIENCE:

• Ohio News Network, Columbus Perspective series of interviews, 2006

• Radio U, 1999