7 Osgoode Crt, Hamilton, ON L8W 3C5 905-574-8274
LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Pathways to Education:
Program Coordinator of Mentoring: 2011 - Dec. 2012
train and supervise staff of Program Facilitators and Site Support Workers.
designed and executed many new mentoring programs, some being fitness, cooking,
entrepreneur, writing, newspaper and one to one
mentoring program. Increasing program by 500%
effective program for and worked with youth ages 13-17, increasing attendance
many new partners in the community, some of these being YMCA, Frisina Group, John Howard Society, Hamilton Wentworth Police,
Biz Clip, Shoulders, OYAP.
volunteer partnerships with groups such as Trios, McMaster University, H.W.C.D.S.B.
volunteers and developed training programs.
Spiritual Director/ Settlement
Worker/Counsellor - St. Charles Adult Education Centre: 2009-2011
clientele to an array of social services, and provided hands-on assistance with application and appeal procedures.
with Ontario Works, Workers Safety and Insurance Board, landlords, paralegals,
and lawyers to assist in settling disputes and other matters on behalf of
one-on-one counselling on personal and family issues, and introduced newcomers
to various community groups within local ethnic communities;
in conjunction with social service agencies, including the YWCA, YMCA, The Good
Shepherd, Neighbour to Neighbour, plus numerous food banks and clothing
clients in choosing career paths, including post-secondary, specialized
programs and apprenticeships.
Spiritual Leader: Chaplain
of High School Communities: 1990-2008
spiritual leadership to school communities ranging from 1500-2200 students and
counselling to students and staff on personal and professional issues.
retreats, worship services, and sacramental celebrations for staff and
students. Spearheaded fundraising activities for local charities and overseas
missions through in-house events and board-wide pilgrimages and entertainment
in partnership with social service agencies, including The Good Shepherd, St. Martin's Manor, Brennan House, Notre Dame
House, Neighbour to Neighbour, The Dream Centre, St. Vincent de Paul, and Out
of the Cold.
wrote and taught Religious Renewal Courses to staff.
OECTA course for Brock University to staff for professional
Department Head of
Religious Studies, Family Life, and Sociology-K-W Board: 1985 - 1990
a staff of 18 teachers across three departments, including
conducting performance reviews, and professional development.
curriculum for Grades 9 to13.
evaluation procedures for students at the Basic, General and Advanced academic
and introduced educational and professional materials for all three departments.
Religious Studies to Grades 9-13.
(Non Profit, Unregistered): 1995 - 2005
in Third World Missions in Africa, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Mexico during the summers for ten years,
returning home to raise money for the missions.
- Assembled a volunteer committee of 25 people to run special events and fundraising.
- Organized entertainment nights, dinners, starvathons, pilgrimage walks, raffles and more.
- Talk circuit speaking to Churchs, Rotary Clubs, CYO, CWL soliciting
sponsors for the missions.
- Produced visual presentations as well as writing and producing two 23 minute
documentaries on the missions.
sponsorship of school boards, church`s and other
groups we raised over
$800,000. These sponsorships continue today.
- The missions sponsored are:
- Musha, Rwanda
with Celesian Fr. Hermann Schulz at his orphanage for
- Fr. Louis Quinn in Ocoa, Dominican
Republic, helping to build roads, schools, and homes.
- Michael Gieslander, lay missionary and founder of Broken Wings, in
Haiti, at the Port-au-Prince
- Sr. Vera Komar and Sisters of the
Holy Trinity, in Mexico City, assisting with renovations of the school and
dormitory and doing outreach to street children.
Political Campaigns: 1980 - 1995
for federal and provincial parliaments, and Catholic school boards.
and overseeing recruiting and managing volunteers, managing and motivating
through special events and dinner parties.
and overseeing distribution of campaign materials (from lawn signs to press
and overseeing soft- and hard-canvassing, flyer drop-off ,
transportation and phone campaign.
budgets to run these campaigns depended on the level of office, ranged from
$5,000 to $70,000.
Co-Director, Project Maranatha: 1980 - 1985
summer program for emotionally and behaviourally challenged teenaged boys.
federal charitable status for the project;
funds to build a two-storey home for residents on 25 acres in Rockwood, Ontario;
staff and recruit volunteers to oversee programming.
of Madonna House (St.
Basil's Brantford)1977 - 1978
a former convent into an Adult Education Centre.
volunteers to teach Sacramental Theology, Scripture, Church History and
a public-speaking campaign to market the centre to parishes.
and co-ordinated all aspects of centre business.
undergraduate-level Theology and Philosophy to adult learners.
(Over the years all my interests rested in many areas of entertainment(music, film, plays and books). I embarked on
these projects in addition to my work, during holidays and in between careers.)
Writer and Co-Producer
- Writer and assisted with production of feature film "The Call," shot in Atlanta, GA
assisting with casting, location-scouting, hiring set designer and construction
crews, and filming. The budget for this film was $700,000 with a cast of 12
principal actors and a working crew of roughly 30 people;
and assisted with production of the feature film "3 days," assisting with
securing financing from private and public sources, casting, set design and
construction, and post-production. The budget for this film was $350,000 with a
working crew of roughly 25 people.
What You Love and Loving What You Do." Published by HWCDSB.
- "Greatness in Our Teenagers: A 10-Step Guide
for Parents and Educators" (Paulist Press, 2009)
- "500 Prayers" (Twenty-Third
- "The Beauty Within: Inspirational Stories and
Practical Advice for Anyone Who Works (or Lives) With Teenagers" (Morehouse Publishing, 2000).
- "Hamilton Heroes: Tales of
Adventure, Adversity and Heroism from World War II" (Kiwanas Canada, 2009).
musicals "Padre Pio," as well as "The Centurion" performed by theatre groups in
Canada, the U.S., France, the Philippines and Kuwait.
"Confessions" (optioned to Royalty Entertainment,);
an educational booklet, CD, and DVD "The Bel Canto
Technique" starring New York Metropolitan Opera tenor Ed Johnson, self puiblished.
"Room at the Inn: 101 activities for grades K-8",
Founder and President of Ketari
Records and Publishing
performing artists: writers, singers, session musicians.
publishing rights to songs for recording and release;
with producers, mixers, musicians, managers and agents to develop artist and
produce music singles, videos and albums for national release in Canada and
limited release in the U.S.;
4 top-ten hits in Canada on the RPM Weekly chart, plus videos played on Much Music, and
the 13-week television show "On Stage."
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Estate Agent (part-time), Mainstone Realty, Hamilton, Ontario
Officer, (full-time) Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre
Worker (summer part-time, the former Dofasco, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario)
Worker (full-time, Dofasco)
- B.Ed., University of Western
- B.A., Religious Studies, University
- Specialist Certification in Religious Studies and Special
Education, Brock University
- Real Estate Diploma, Mohawk
- Creative Writing Course, Mohawk
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