Master of Arts, The Catholic University of America, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1972
I have attended a number of writing conferences, including Bread Loaf,
Wesleyan, Mt. Holyoke, Stonecoast, and Vermont Studio Center and have
had the great privilege of studying under poets and writers such as
the late William Matthews, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Rita Ceresi, and Amy Bloom.
Sole Proprietor, "All Write, Already" (freelance writing business),
Grant-writing, newsletters, annual reports, program descriptions, etc.,
primarily for non-profit organizations. In my first year of business,
successfully funded proposals included a $625,000 low income
housing grant from the Vermont Community Development Program and more than $70,000 in funding for several
smaller nonprofit agencies. Since then, my clients have included
several human services organizations, a hospital, a university department,
two cities/towns (housing project and playground project), and a town
library, all located in Vermont or New Hampshire. Self-syndicated monthly
column, "Good Eye: A Colector's View of the Antiques and Collectibles
Trade," runs in several antiques trade journals nationwide.
Also write poetry, fiction, and books and feature articles in antiques and collectibles
(focused especially on porcelain and glass) and
provide editing services (including assistance with
multiple writing projects for a client in
Israel, with services provided via email).
Instructor and Faculty Mentor, Community College of Vermont, 1997-2006
Taught a variety of courses in English Composition, Spanish, Ethics, Sociology,
Literature, and Human Services. I was the Writing Assessment Mentor for
the Upper Valley Campus of CCV, in which capacity I worked with instructors
to improve their ability to teach their students good writing skills. I
also served as Blackboard Mentor to faculty, encouraging their adoption of
various online teaching and learning tools.
Adjunct Professor, Norwich University (Northfield, Vermont), 2005-2006
Taught sociology, courses entitled "Introductory Sociology" and "Modern Social
Executive Director, AIDS Community Resource Network (Lebanon, NH) 1995-1996.
Served as this AIDS services organization's first Executive Director.
Was responsible for hiring and supervising staff, grant-writing, grant
administration, financial management, program monitoring, and public
Sabbatical Year, 1994-1995
Year spent in full-time writing and study of writing.
Pastoral Assistant, Diocese of Riobamba, Ecuador, 1993-1994
Co-administrator of a barrio parish of 400 families. Coordinator of
catechist training and religious education classes for 300 children and youth
between the ages of 8 and 25. Co-produced Spanish-language report for
the bishop. on the status of health care in the Diocese (which comprised a large \
part of the Ecuadorian Sierra), requiring field research as well as
writing. Translated report into English for the Catholic religious order
sponsoring the mission. Assisted with writing and editing of
Spanish-language questionnaires for the Diocese of Riobamba
on the occasion of a ten-year ministry evaluation commissioned by the
Senior Vice President, Bon Secours Rehabilitation Hospital-Villa Maria
Nursing Center, North Miami, Florida, 1984-1993
Responsibilities included founding and monitoring activities of the facility's
ethics committee; assuring that the mission and value of the sponsoring
religious organization permeated facility operations; participating as a member
of the senior management team in strategic planning and budgeting;
monitoring the facility's QA (quality assessment) activities; coordinating
facility response to employee and consumer relations issues and health
legislation advocacy. Wrote facility's medical ethics protocol and other
mission-related materials and participated in staff education and
development in areas including QA, medical ethics, consumer relations,
and HIV/AIDS. Also founded an outreach project for the elderly poor ("Project
Good Help"), for which I was responsible for acquiring grant funding.
I wrote grant applications for and was successful in obtaining grants
for this project from the Retirement Research Foundation an the Kellogg
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