As an educator and an eager learner, I am passionate about education, especially fostering learning opportunities and making education more accessible for a plethora of learners. I understand virtual and face-to-face learning well, as I earned my doctoral degree after attending online classes for five years in addition to attending face-to-face classes for my undergraduate and graduate degrees while holding a full-time job.
I have over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, education, and organizational leadership and management. The focus of my career to date has included directing, leading, and managing continuing education and volunteer leadership programs, facilitating special projects and strategic planning initiatives, spearheading events and conferences, and managing staff and teams in the non-profit and academic sectors.
I completed a graduate certificate program in Learning Design and Technology, wherein I applied to learn theories and emerging technologies to create and publish an online training course. I hold a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management, a master’s degree in Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations.
Currently, I serve as the Executive Director for Professional Development and Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where I direct daily CME program operations, serve as the primary point of contact for the learning management system (LMS), assist faculty and staff with designing CME educational activities and ensure adherence to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) regulatory guidelines. Additionally, I serve in a volunteer leadership role as the Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (MAACME), where I oversee, with the President of the organization, the day-to-day operations. I also serve as the Vice-Chair for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Committee for my professional society, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Profession (ACEHP).