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Areas of Expertise

 

My skills can be used for any worthy cause, but I have particular experience in the following areas.

Development and the SDGs

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for how we, on a planetary basis, need to restructure our economies, production, transportation, use of natural resources, and the development of men, women and children around the world.

 

My experience in the Development field includes working with LogFrames, stakeholder analyses, and monitoring and evaluation. I have worked with vocational training programs, health experts and a recycling program in developing countries.

 

Sample projects:

- Helvetas' digital M&E project in Africa, Asia and South America

- One Health efforts against zoonotic diseases in Ethiopia

- Erfolgreicher Widerstand indigener Völker

- Our Food Choices and the Environment

Health care / health insurance

My work on health policy issues includes: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs); quality measurement for providers and plans; skilled nursing facilities (SNFs); interRAI MDS assessment data; analysis of medical claims data (e.g., DRGs and ICD-10 codes) using SAS.

 

Sample projects:

- Social Determinants of Health (SDHs)

- American Medicaid health care for low-income people

- New Hampshire (USA) Insurance Department - Health Cost Website for consumers

- MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid health insurance for the poor) - ACO development

Social Services

Having worked for both non-profit organizations (NPOs/NGOs) and state government, I understand the needs of clients receiving social supports. Someone can't maintain a job if they don't have affordable childcare or a car (particularly if they live in a rural area). Substance abuse or mental health issues can hinder someone's ability to manage a chronic or acute disease.

 

Sample projects:

- Massachusetts behavioral health program connecting community-based supports to individuals involved with the criminal justice system

- Massachusetts (USA) Department of Transitional Assistance (welfare) - welfare clients and vocational training program

 

"...she mastered the intricacies of [the state client database] and was one of the few experts able to do such analyses. I was particularly impressed [once] when I asked for help with a query I needed quickly. After she completed the task, she immediately wanted to do it a second way to double check the accuracy of her approach."   --former Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance  Program Director

Environmental Protection

From greening the health care sector to divesting from fossil fuels, I can help with your environmental project.

 

Sample projects:

- Artikel über Kantone und Klimawandel

- Franklin Park Coalition, Boston, MA - (prior) website

 

 

Silberweide Naturzentrum Silberweide

Technical Skills

Database / Data tools: MS Access, SAS, MS Excel

Digital Tools: Kobo Toolbox, ThoughtSpot

Communications: Mailchimp, MS Powerpoint

Design: Adobe Photoshop, Visio

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