I studied Journalism and History at The City College of New York (CCNY) and law at Rutgers University School of Law. Early in my career, I was a public affairs writer with a New York State healthcare agency. Then, based on my medical PR experience, I joined a highly respected New York PR firm as an account executive. Over four years, I received several promotions, finally to Vice President. I managed the accounts of a major pharmaceutical company, the commercial division of what is today one of the nation’s largest financial services company, and a leading provider of services to Wall Street, as well as special projects for, among others, a science magazine and a pioneering direct-marketing firm. I was recruited by two of my clients, a multinational and the smaller publicly traded Wall Street service provider, where I would be part of the executive management team. I accepted the latter as it would provide a broader range of management experience.
After 15 years with several of the largest companies in that field, which in part involved corporate and securities law, I joined a nationally known plaintiff’s law firm as Director, External Communications, in which position my familiarity with securities law and marketing communications was of unique value.
A results oriented professional, I have a proven track record in marketing communications, executive counseling and public relations. My pro bono work includes an appointment to a New York City government agency and longstanding service as a board member of one of the oldest substance abuse treatment programs in the state. That role led to my studying for a credential as a healthcare counselor. Thus, my background combines public service, marketing communications, public relations and behavioral healthcare.
Working at a law firm for many years, part of my responsibilities were opening the files for discovery demands and sending letters to insurance companies and clients. I have prepared documents such as: Bill of Particulars, Demands for Witnesses’, Demands for CPLR 2102 (d), Demands for Collateral Source Information, Notice to Produce and Demand Notices for Examination before Trial. I also did Answers and Discovery Demands for the U.S. Federal District Court and electronically sent said Answers and Demands to the Federal District Court. I was the calendar clerk for the last three years working with this firm where I managed the calendar and set up depositions for clients with law offices for all parties and I also set up meetings for discovery and inspection purposes for law firms on these occasions. I am a dedicated conscientious worker who gives 100% of my ability.
I am a multidimensional, highly competent administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of administration and accounts receivable. I have a real demonstrated ability to motivate, create, and multitask. Within a fast paced result driven environment my attention to detail becomes a valuable asset. I have very strong organization, interpersonal, communication skills and always demonstrate a professional demeanor, poise and diplomacy when needed. I have a proven track record with some of the most well-known retail stores in the world such as Sears, Roebuck & Co., and The Home Depot where I gained fifteen years’ of Human Resources experience. I am proficient in MS Office, bilingual in Spanish, and I am currently working on my Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) concentrating on Human Resources Management.