August 2011 to present: Activities Assistant, Hallworth House Extended Care, Providence.

September 2010 to August 2011: Museum Educator, Americorps Volunteer, Providence Children’s Museum. Developed and presented activities to pre-school children at 7 Children’s Friend Head Start Centers. Served as Play Guide for children and caregivers. Worked on teams planning and executing museum events, such as Family Nights and holiday programs.

June 2009 to April 2010: Activities Coordinator, Cornerstone Adult Day Center, Warwick. Planned and implemented daily activities for 35 participants with Alzheimer’s type dementia.

August 2008 to April 2009: Resident Program Manager (Activities), West Bay Manor. Planned and orchestrated daily activities for 135 residents of a retirement community in Warwick, Rhode Island, for seniors living independently, as well as those needing some assistance or full time care due to dementia. Supervised two assistants.

March 2006 to May 2008: Health Educator, Peace Corps, Morocco. Developed and taught health lessons in clinics, schools, on home visits and in the marketplace to men, women and children in rural communities in southern Morocco. Prepared grants with Moroccan counterparts and implemented two projects for latrine construction, trash disposal and hygiene education.

December 2001 to February 2006: Activities Director, Hallworth House (nursing home), Providence

February 1999 to 2001: Activities Assistant, Hallworth House

May 1998 to 1999: Activities Assistant, Summit and the Pavilion (assisted living), Providence

1979 to 1997: Self-employed Gobelin tapestry weaver, taught workshops, produced tapestries and exhibited in shows in Austria, Germany and the United States

1973 to 1979: Associate Editor, African Update, and Director, Africa Policy Information Center for the African American Institute, New York

1969 to 1971: Health Educator, Peace Corps, Togo, West Africa

Degrees and Awards:

2014: Grant recipient from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

1969: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. English Literature


2009: Families First training to volunteer as mentor for new mother

1998 to 1999: Community College of Rhode Island, Certification Program for Activities Director. Certified by National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, 2000

1995 to 1996: Hospice training in Vienna, Austria, to work with terminally ill cancer patients