I was born and raised in Chicago and grew up in west Englewood. I attended Curie High School where in my junior year I took my first accounting class and decided I no longer wanted to be a teacher but instead become an accountant as a career. I have an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Chicago State University and an MBA with a focus in Finance from UIC, Chicago. I’ve always enjoyed helping others and those in need through my church, work or various other organizations through personal donations, so I find it an honor to have the opportunity to help the homeless community of Chicago by serving on the board as Treasurer and playing a role in the success of Never 99.
I have worked as a Senior Finance Consultant for the past seven years engaging in projects for organizations that are both for and not for profit like American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Oil-Dri Company of America, US LBM Holdings LLC, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Bill Winston Ministries, Encyclopedia Britannica, Seaway Bank & Trust Company, CNH Industries, US Architectural Glass & Metal, and V&V Supremo. I have performed and oversaw the financial reporting and analysis focusing on the P&L impact for organizations. I am currently the Director of Accounting & Finance for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Prior to Never 99 in the past, I performed the financial reporting and analysis for the Chicago Tribune Foundation and later served as the accounting advisor for the board as well as provided assessment of Indigo Magazine’s accounting processes on behalf of the Chicago Tribune Company. I served as Treasurer for the Village West Grow Homes HOA for four years.