Background Experience

Care Communications, Inc. 

Research Support Staff, 6/2013- Present


  • Redaction of medical records for epidemiological retrospective research studies
  • Design and video training for ECopyPro Software
  • Train new abstractors on use of ECopyPro Software using distance training skills and technologies
  • Write and publish blog entries as a member of the Research Team


A.T. Still University (

School of Health Management, Master of Public Health Program, Kirksville, Missouri US

Content Expert/Course Designer and Adjunct Instructor, 1/2013- Present

Courses Developed:

Courses Taught:

  • Spring 2014, Block 1, PUBH 6700:  Public Health Policy and Politics
  • Spring 2014, Block 2, PUBH 5000:  Introduction to Public Health
  • Spring 2014, Block 2, PUBH 5850:  Community Health and Social Media


  • Curriculum development for new course for MPH students on developing public health education and promotion campaigns via social media
  • Curriculum revision and instruction of MPH courses taught, especially those in my expert content area: social media, health literacy, policy, research, evidence based practice, and health informatics
  • Lecture and assignments congruent with provided class objectives and program guidelines


Social2Health, LLC (

Health Literacy & Social Media Consulting, Raytown, Missouri US

Owner, Lead Consultant, and Blogger, 6/2012 – Present


  • Create, direct, and manage consulting services within the intersections of social work, public health, social media, and health literacy
  • Supervision of several LCSW and LSCSW candidates, currently supervising two Missouri applicants, one concurrently working on Kansas application

Current Presentations developed for in person presentation and for Future CEU Courses to be Taught Online via :

  • Health Literacy 101
  • Health Literacy and Social Media
  • Mindfulness as Wellness
  • American Indian Mental Health Considerations
  • American Indian Policy Impacts over the last 500 Years


National Native News Alliance (

Community Project:  Wellbound Storytellers (

American Indian and Alaska Natives blogging about their health journeys.  Omaha, Nebraska US

Project Manager, Webmaster and Blogger, 4/2012 – Present


  • Administer and maintain overall functioning of website
  • Social media marketing of website, blog posts, authors over multiple channels
  • Coordinate and moderate public Twitter chats, guest chat appearances, and Google Hangouts for team and for team work meetings
  • Recruit and support new bloggers for the site
  • Administer, edit, and post AP style blog posts for blog authors from their information (i.e. add photos, live links, SEO data)
  • Analyze and work with Director on traffic, social media marketing, and SEO
  • Author, edit, and post my own AP style postings on blog
  • Community presentations about blog and purpose of Blog’s Parent Project:  National Native News Alliance and on Wellbound Storytellers
  • Assist Director in development of overall project and National Native News Alliance Project


Raytown Consolidated School District #2

Community Education, Raytown, Missouri US

Community Education Instructor, 7/2011 – Present

Courses Taught:

  • Fall 2011, Facebook 101, Part 1 and 2; Gmail 101; iPod/iPad 101, Part 1 and 2, Relax-A-Doodle
  • Spring 2012, Facebook 101, Part 1 and 2; iPod/iPad 101, Part 1 and 2, Relax-A-Doodle


  • Teach community members from diverse backgrounds in community education courses


University of Missouri Kansas City

School of Social Welfare, Master of Social Work Program, Kansas City, Missouri US

Adjunct Instructor, 6/2011 – Present

Courses Taught:

  • Summer 2011, 2013, and Spring 2014 SOCWK 5539: Advanced Standing Seminar: Emerging Issues in Social Welfare Policy and Research
  • Fall 2012 and Fall 2013, SOCWK 5534: Social Welfare Policy I
  • Spring 2012, 2013, and 2014, SOCWK 5535:  Social Welfare Policy II
  • Fall 2013, SOCWK 5512:  Social Welfare Practicum
  • Fall 2014, SOCWK 5513:  Social Welfare Practicum


  • Curriculum revision and instruction of MSW coursework in my expert content areas of policy, research, evidence based practice, practicum, social media, and public health social work
  • Lecture and assignments congruent with provided class objectives and program guidelines


University of Kansas Medical Center

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2007-2013, transitioned to Department of Family Medicine July 2013-Present, Center for American Indian Community Health, Kansas City, Kansas US

Research Associate, 10/2007 – Present

Minority Health Grant Projects:

  • An Assessment of American Indian Women’s Mammography Experiences Project
  • Health Care Mobile Screening Clinic
  • An Ethnographic Assessment of Barriers to Mammography in American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN)
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers in AI/AN
  • Targeted Smoking Cessation Program for AI/AN (Lead Facilitator)
  • KanQuit at KUMed (Contract Employee October 2006-January 2007)


  • Development and management of programming for AI/AN community using Community Based Participatory Research in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Dakota
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
  • Development and project management of qualitative research grant proposals at various levels of funding: local, foundation, state, and federal agencies.
  • Involved in each step of the internal site review process, including: monitoring, updating, and compiling of related human subjects paperwork, scientific and funding agent reports.
  • Working with a diverse team of researchers on projects to decrease health disparities in AI/AN populations locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Facilitating health focus groups and semi-structured interviews for qualitative research projects.
  • Qualitative data analysis including: developing of coding guide, coding focus group transcripts, compiling themes for qualitative data, and writing (junior author) of academic journal articles about projects and data.
  • Use of Community Based Participatory Research methods both as an AI/AN community member and as an academic Research Associate in AI/AN research projects with the Program in American Indian Community Health.
  • Recruiting of AI/AN research participants for various research projects, recruiting of additional community members as research assistants for Principal Investigators Daley and Choi.
  • Supervision of two MSW Administration and Policy Students
  • Coordination with community agency partners in the AI/AN and Social Welfare, Mental Health, and Public Health, and Journalism communities to collaborate in current and future projects.
  • Oral and poster presentations about completed and current research projects to community agencies, community members, and academic audiences.


Heart of America Indian Center (now dba Kansas City Indian Center)

Program Director, 4/2006 – 11/2007

  • Clinical and Program Director, Morningstar Wellness Programs.
  • Administration of IHS funded substance abuse program.
  • Provision of treatment to IHS clients in substance program.
  • Coordination and collaboration with other programs internal and external to the Center.
  • Supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s level Social Work students.
  • Community outreach and partnership development.
  • Development of new programming and funding sources.
  • Development of community partnership and federal grants with University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
  • Grant research, writing, and evaluation of new programming.
  • Website revision and maintenance to reflect services and activities of the Center.


ReDiscover Mental Health Services

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, 9/2004 – 3/2006

  • Clinical Social Worker: providing individual, family, and group therapy to residents at Hilltop Detention facility for variety of mental health and substance abuse issues, with an emphasis on their substance abuse treatment needs.
  • Management of Therapy and Targeted Case Management case load, including screening, intake assessment, treatment planning and implementation, facilitation of treatment team meetings with service providers, discharge planning, and treatment evaluation.
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, community partnering, and referral coordination for clients both during and aftercare placement.
  • Coordinating services with psychiatrist, residential facility staff, and community services.
  • Supervision of MSW student


Social Work p.r.n.

Contract Clinical Social Worker, 8/2000 – 8/2004

  • Independent Contractor of Social Work Services
  • Contracts Served Include: Inpatient Psychiatric, Clinical Social Work, Medical Social Work, Community Mental Health, Emergent Care Mobile Assessment, Utilization Review, Case Management, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice


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