This is my resume highlighting both my business, professional and English teaching background. 




A teaching position in an professional environment where I can use my business and teaching experience to make a difference in the level of comfort and confidence that my students have with the English language.



DenaProEnglish, English Coach & Teacher/Business Owner  2010 – present

Coaching businessmen and women in English communication skills, both verbal and written. Concentrating on professional presentations, emails, memos, contracts and reports.  Specializing in preparation for presentations, sales meetings, job interviews, and school entrance exams. English conversation partner and coach for adults and children.


 English Teacher,  www.HelloEnglish.US, February 2011 – August 2015

Conducting private English conversation, grammar, and listening lessons via SKYPE.  Creating customized lesson plans for each student depending on individual needs.  Lessons may include topic specific conversation and vocabulary building, pronunciation drills, listening for comprehension, and grammar explanations and review.  Specialized conversation topics include business, marketing, finance, accounting, customer service, and networking. Student ages range from 12 to 75 years old.


English Teacher, Tepeyac Center New York

Volunteer teach intermediate level English class with 6 – 15 Latino, adult learners.

Prepare and present lesson plans for a 4-hour class.  Lessons include fluency practice, pronunciation drills, vocabulary building, and review and application of level appropriate grammar.


 English Teacher, Chinese Normal School, Taibei, Taiwan

Teaching 3-4 classes of 20 – 28 students of English as a Second Language, English writing and Business English to high school and adult learners.  Created and executed lesson plans, exams and materials. Provided private lessons as needed.


Controller and Vice President Operations, Hudson Yards Development Corporation, NY  2006 – 2012

Evaluate and govern all internal operations and business practices and policies, ensuring smooth management of state and local reporting, agency and project specific budgeting, accounting, payroll, human resource benefits, contracting, purchasing, information technology systems, and state and local compliance for $3 billion project and administrative budget.

Generate and collaborate on HR policies and procedures, including guidelines for hiring, reviews, and disciplinary actions, confidentiality, and harassment. Designed policy and communicated with vendors and staff regarding pensions, insurance, and time and leave benefits.

Conduct and project-manage agency’s annual budget reports, and audits including financial statements, workers compensation, and pension. Manage annual federal tax and pension filings.  Coordinate communication with city and state agencies, board and audit committees, ensuring compliance.

Achieved 5 consecutive years of zero audit findings and adjustments.


Controller, Community Counseling and Mediation, Inc., Brooklyn, NY 2005 – 2006

Supervised federal, state and local grants management and reporting for $11 million human services organization, A/R, A/P, payroll, budgeting, grant and financial audits, procurement, and human resources. Supervised staff of 6.

Designed and streamlined office procedures and internal controls, collaborated with programs, organizing data management, accounting and procurement systems; trained grants management staff improving reporting procedures, and accounting staff in environment with historic lack of internal controls.


Director Grants and Contracts, Bailey House Inc., NY 2003 – 2005

Coordinated federal, state and local contract and grants management and compliance, including contract billing, A/R, and purchasing. Managed A-133 and grant audits

Supervised performance-based contract management and time-and-effort allocation. Collaborated closely with controller and executive team on strategic planning, risk management, HR and fiscal policies.

Instrumental in agency budget creation, combining private and grant funding. Strategized with senior program staff and grantor agencies on programmatic, personnel, compliance and reporting issues.

Developed and implemented centralized purchasing system to track $6.5 million in government-funded expenditures, improved inventory controls and compliance, creating agency savings.


Developing Country Social-Entrepreneur, Senegal 2000 – 2005

Assessed, developed and organized funding for economic development project managed by local staff; responsible fore project management, licensing, staffing, logistics and inventory.

Attained project’s goals including self-sustaining social-entrepreneur business training and employment program. Supervised staff and provided financial technical assistance.

Created business model and communication channels with local government.


Deputy Country Director, International Rescue Committee, Guinea, 1999 – 2000 

Supervised and negotiated budget, program management and internal operations, providing policies and training, reinforcing six programs including sexual & STD/AIDS health, K-12 education, child soldier rehabilitation, and gender issues.

Coordinated and enhanced communication with local United Nations and other international providers (USAID, USBPRM, and European donors).

Coordinated all financial and grant performance and program field evaluations, impact testing.

Managed logistics for schools, sanitation, and supplies, administration, and human resources.

Other Professional positions and activities

Proficiency: Spanish; knowledge: Mandarin Chinese and French

State of New York Notary Public commission

Commissioner, Urban Transportation Commission, City of Austin City Council 1994 – 1998

United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Niger, Africa


CELTA Cambridge Univ. certified English teacher – 9 supervised teaching hours –

Master of Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, New York

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, California State University Long Beach, California