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Life is a journey – an interconnected universe of people, places, enterprises, & experiences. This principle has guided my work in cultivating multi-sector ecosystems through strategic partnerships and people-centered design. 
 
I have supported federal & local governments, national & local non-profit organizations, as well as private sector entities to achieve their goals and create a greater economic impact. My practice is rooted in social equity and promotes diverse business growth, strategic multi-sector partnerships, inclusive civic infrastructure, and innovation.
 
Experience:
Founder & Managing DirectorFounder & Managing Director
 
The Ampersand GroupThe Ampersand Group
 Sep 2019 – Present · 2 yrs 9 mosSep 2019 – Present · 2 yrs 9 mos
 
We facilitate multi-sector collaborations to co-design sustainable ecosystems. By intertwining strategic partnership & design thinking concepts, we support the cultivation of collaborative organizational structures to drive economic impact. These networks ignite innovation by connecting people & places to promote business development and equitable solutions to systemic challenges.We facilitate multi-sector collaborations to co-design sustainable ecosystems. By intertwining strategic partnership & design thinking concepts, we support the cultivation of collaborative organizational structures to drive economic impact. These networks ignite innovation by connecting people & places to promote business development and equitable solutions to systemic challenges.

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ConsultantConsultant

Future Partners LLCFuture Partners LLC

Sep 2014 – Oct 2019 · 5 yrs 2 mosSep 2014 – Oct 2019 · 5 yrs 2 mos

Provided private and public sector entities with strategies for inclusive Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) contracting, investment, and supply chain development.Provided private and public sector entities with strategies for inclusive Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) contracting, investment, and supply chain development.

Community Partnership and RelationsCommunity Partnership and Relations

East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC)East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC)

Mar 2016 – Jan 2018 · 1 yr 11 mosMar 2016 – Jan 2018 · 1 yr 11 mos

Fostered relationships and collaborations with community-based organizations, private and public agencies to identify prevention and intervention services to provide to families and communities in Ward 7 of the District of Columbia.

Fostered relationships and collaborations with community-based organizations, private and public agencies to identify prevention and intervention services to provide to families and communities in Ward 7 of the District of Columbia.

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National Black Child Development InstituteNational Black Child Development Institute

4 yrs 3 mos4 yrs 3 mos

Washington D.C. Metro AreaWashington D.C. Metro Area

Program ManagerProgram Manager

Jun 2014 – Mar 2016 · 1 yr 10 mosJun 2014 – Mar 2016 · 1 yr 10 mos

Responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective strengths-based, culturally-responsive programs in the areas of early childhood education, literacy, family engagement, health & wellness, and child welfare. Cultivated new partnerships and leveraged existing relations to engage in social justice, health, education, and race equity initiatives at national and local levels.Responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective strengths-based, culturally-responsive programs in the areas of early childhood education, literacy, family engagement, health & wellness, and child