Advisory Board for M/WBEs appointed by Mayor Dinkins
Featured in Working Woman magazine for winning and successfully applying a U.S. Small Business Administration loan to develop and implement a strategic business plan that put her construction company on the map
Featured on ABC-TV's Eye Witness News for Hon's Buns — Change 2000, her non-profit culinary arts school-to-work initiative piloted in a NYC public high school
Featured on cable show “Something To Offer” for the new paradigm of a work-based learning initiative in culinary arts integrating sustainable agriculture and academic curriculum into the program's design and content.
Featured on CBS-TV news for leadership role in creating a successful new model of a career development/mentoring program for learning disabled inner city middle school students that took them out of the classroom into the field to meet and learn with role models from their own backgrounds.
Profiled in Newsday for small business and consulting accomplishments
Articles in The New York Times, Newsday, Columbia Spectator, The Daily News for successes in product development and for a successful educational non-profit culinary enterprise that earned 60% of its income from the sales of its own products
Published Author of professional issues articles in CIT Lending Connections, New York Construction News, International Association of Personnel Women News Journal, Regional Alliance for Small Contactors Newsletter
Trustee, Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation since 2000
Community Mentor — Leadership Institute Program, Austin College, Sherman TX
Board Director Alpha Omega Co.— 2006-2009 Acting President 2008-2009
Successfully led and facilitated twelve city, state and federal government agencies to produce a precedent-setting, simplified M/WBE Uniform Certification Application Form in 1991 still in use today.
Produce, coordinate and facilitate the team of Mayoral agencies that created a multi-media roadshow “First NY City-Wide Vendor Outreach Program”. Resulted in 1000+ new M/WBE businesses entering the NYC contracting process
Consultant tonineBronx arts non-profit arts organizations in development of Earned Income Plans totaling 300K in Citibank Cultural Venture Fund grants which led to greatly increased earned income streams for eight of the organizations.
B.A. History of Art, The University of Michigan
Masters in Social Work, Columbia University
Restaurant Management Certificate, New School University
Culinary Training with Michio Kushi and Natural Gourmet Culinary School