project management

Big-picture leader with unparalleled project management skills for a variety of industries. From large scale AMS and LMS implementations to website redesigns and program deployments 

STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION

Guides the strategic planning process for nonprofits, educational entities, and start-ups. From drafting mission statements to organizational goal setting to strategy formation, implementation, and monitoring.

operational planning

Leverages human and technological tools to identify opportunities for increasing productivity, maximizing efficiency, and streamlining operations in support of new and ongoing development efforts.

organizational development

Spearheads back-end operations initiatives, identifies and leverages cutting edge technology and administrative platforms. Takes the lead on website design and restructuring and a range of marketing initiatives.

Board Member

Ninja Pandas

Dates volunteered // Apr 2017 – Present

 

Board Member - Communications Director

Sacramento Soccer Alliance

Dates volunteered // Aug 2017 – Jun 2018

 

Organizer

Start-Up Weekend-Environmental Edition

Dates volunteered // Mar 2019 – Present

 

Organizer

Start Up Weekend-Women's Edition

Dates volunteered // Sep 2017 – Feb 2018

Tech Committee Chair

Genevieve Didion K-8 School

Dates volunteered // Sep 2013 – Jun 2017

 

Organizer

Sacramento StartUp Weekend-EdTech Edition

Dates volunteered // Mar 2015

 

Organizer

StartUp Weekend-Women's Edition

Dates volunteered // Jun 2014 – Oct 2014

 

Deborah has been working with nonprofits and start-ups since 1999. Her vision, to expertly guide and empower organizations to reach their pinnacle of success. With over 25 years in project and operational management in both public and private sectors, Deborah utilizes her breadth and depth of experience in organizational development, IT operational planning, and program design & implementation to help organizations leverage human and technological capital to meet their mission and vision. 

 

She brings a wealth of expertise, rare insight, and unrivaled versatility, having worked in a multitude of industries that provides her clients with a unique lens from which to tackle organizational challenges. From start-ups requiring a keen eye to ensure operational systems can meet the challenges of the growing organization to existing entities looking at ways to improve efficiencies that positively affect the bottom line, Deborah is a touchstone for leaders seeking change. 

Her experience includes empowering start-ups, educational entities and nonprofit organizations from creation to ongoing operational needs. Deborah has also served on several Boards and produces StartUp weekends for women seeking economic empowerment as well as issues around environmental sustainability.


Based in Sacramento + San Francisco Bay Area

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  • Project Management

  • Policy/Process Development & Documentation

  • E-Communications Strategies

  • E-learning Systems & Course Design

  • Team Building & Staff Leadership

  • Recruitment & Retention

  • Organizational Development & Operational Planning

  • Performance Management

  • Strategic Planning

  • Cost Reduction & Profit Optimization

  • Event & Conference Management

  • Database Design/Management

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows and Mac  

Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, FileMaker 11, Concept Draw Pro, Crystal Reports, Lawson, KANA, NCR 2160, Breeze, Delphi, Remanco and Autoclerk 

Web Tools: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Google+, Chat, Google Drive/Docs and Google Analytics), Salesforce, QuickBooks, Content Management Systems (Word Press, Drupal, Weebly, Wix), Prezi, TSheets, Social Marketing Feeds, Vocus, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, MailChimp, Lucidcharts, Memberclicks, Member365 Association Management/Learning Management Systems, Camtasia and Snagit

Board Member

Ninja Pandas

April 2017 – Present

 

Board Member - Communications Director

Sacramento Soccer Alliance

Aug 2017 – June 2018

 

Organizer

Start-Up Weekend-Environmental Edition

March 2019 – Present

 

Organizer

Start Up Weekend-Women's Edition

Sept 2017 – Feb 2018

Tech Committee Chair

Genevieve Didion K-8 School

 Sep 2013 – June 2017

 

Organizer

Sacramento StartUp Weekend-EdTech Edition

March 2015

 

Organizer

StartUp Weekend-Women's Edition

June 2014 – Oct 2014

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Managed procurement, implementation and deployment of large scale Association Management and Learning Management platform for mid-tier Association including requirements gathering, system launch, testing, system processes and user training

  • Planned, designed and restructured organizational websites to improve community outreach, enhance user interface/workflow systems and broaden market penetration. Work scope has included requirements gathering, task analysis, information architecture, wireframe design, usability testing and graphic design interface

  • Managed development of a $12 million-dollar office facility build-out and a $20 million-dollar resort property from concept through construction. Corporate liaison to project owners, investors, general and sub-contractors, interior designers and vendors

strategy & implementation

  • Have managed the strategic planning process for both non-profits and educational entities. Client work has included creation of vision and mission statements, organizational goal setting, analysis, strategy formation, strategy implementation and strategy monitoring. Tools/approaches used include: SWOT Analysis, Theory of Change, Balance Scorecard

operational planning

  • Designed, developed and implemented in-person and online training courses for K-8 and business entities. Course design included course objectives, step-by-step outline for delivery and student evaluation as well as Learning Transfer tools for learners and management teams. Topics ranged from assistant manager training, guest service relations, sales/reservation/customer service call training, supply management and lean manufacturing protocols to introductory courses to STEM fields for upper elementary youth and professional training protocols for California PA|PG|PC

  • Developed and maintained information technology functions for both non-profit and small business entities. Have spearheaded migration from PC to Apple platform as well as selection of key cloud services to mitigate operational overhead and streamline management of key HR and IT services including web/e-mail hosting, electronic filing, videoconferencing and CRM tools

Organizational Development

  • Developed and maintained information technology functions for both non-profit and small business entities, including several start-ups. Have spearheaded migration from PC to Apple platform as well as selection of key cloud services to mitigate operational overhead and streamline management of key HR, Marketing and IT services including web/e-mail hosting, electronic filing, videoconferencing and CRM, AMS and LMS platforms

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The consummate professional, Deborah was invaluable in my efforts to form and launch a new

non-profit organization. She also led the development of two federal grant applications for

another organization that I worked with. Both multi-million dollar grants were funded.

Stephanie Couch, Executive Director-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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