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EXPERIENCE: In-depth telephone & Internet research, project development/ fund raising; team management; business-business & consumer marketing; contract negotiation.


1987-1999. Vice-President of Program Development, Varied Directions International, a film and video production company whose TV programs, commercials, corporate and home videos have won hundreds of awards.

Initiator & Manager of two PBS programs

* ER:Life On The Edge

* On The Origins of War & The Preservation of Peace" with Dr. Donald Kagan, Yale University. (in production)

Head Researcher for corporate clients, including

* Spectravision/On-Command (dominant player, in-hotel movies);

* Imagination Network (one of the first and largest online game companies)

* New Deal (nonprofit software company);

* Arthritis Foundation;

* AT&T;

* Metropolitan Life Foundation;

* United Technologies Corporation;

* Beatnik;

* Ricoh Corporation.

Researcher for VDI's film projects including

* Ted Turner's MoonShot,

* Ghosts,

* UFO's

Marketing Manager: catalogs of videos and films (VDI's and others) and market to PBS, hospitals, schools, mental health professionals, cancer patients, sexual assault survivors, and film library and footage sales.

1993 - Present Co-Founder & Executive Director, Gift from Within

Gift from Within ( is a private non-profit service organization for post-traumatic stress disorder and related syndromes. We develop and disseminate educational material, including videotapes, articles, books maintain a resource catalog; coordinate and direct a unique international peer-support network of PTSD survivors.

As executive director of GFW, I produced, directed and distributed the videos " PTSD in Children: Move in the Rhythm of the Child" & "When Helping Hurts: Sustaining Trauma Workers." These programs are used by professionals and organizations world-wide.

1980-1987. Co-founder & President of the Maine Line Card Company,

Maine Line Cards was the first greeting card company to develop and successfully market humorous greeting cards for women, establishing what is now a standard industry category. Responsible for company management, supervision of administrative and creative staff, PR and marketing, and sales management.

Maine Line was featured on numerous TV programs, including The Today Show, Woman Watch and PM Magazine. Articles the company appeared in Savvy, Ms, and others.

When sales volume topped $1 million in l987, sold Maine Line to major impulse gift marketer.


Volunteer, Board & Advisory Board, Knox County Child Abuse & Neglect Council; Community Soup Kitchen.


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