Work Experience Before New Chapter Coaching
Director of Affiliate Development, NARAL Pro-Choice America
March 2006 – April 2008
Designed, oversaw and implemented all aspects of the organizational development work for this national organization’s 23 state affiliates. Program development, implementation and evaluation, and technical support in the areas of: board development; strategic planning; fundraising; executive transition management; capacity-building; and affiliate-national relationship-building.
Owner, Sullivan Consulting
July 2005 – March 2006
Developed and implemented technical support program (executive coaching) for new executive directors of several affiliates of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Served as registered MO lobbyist for PROMO from January – May, 2006. Suspended business when recruited by NARAL Pro-Choice America to head newly formed Affiliate Development Department.
Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
March 2002 – June 2005
Responsible for all aspects of the operation of the organization’s 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and PAC including, but not limited to fundraising, fiscal management, personnel management, program development and implementation, and lobbying and policy work.
Assistant to Human Rights Educator & Investigator, City of Columbia Human Rights Commission
Assisted in the preparation of the launch of the City’s first city-wide diversity program, Let’s Talk! Columbia, as well as rewriting the City’s nondiscrimination regulation.
September 2001 – March 2002
General Partner, Melick, Porter, & Shea, LLP
August 1987 – May 2001
Civil litigator with this prestigious boutique Boston law firm. Rose to be the first and only female junior partner, and then general partner.
Related Professional Certificates
Coaching Certificate, Association for Talent & Development (ATD)
Master Trainer Certificate, Association for Talent & Development (ATD)
Alliance of Missouri Women/OSEDA, April 2011
The Missouri Women’s Report provides a snapshot for understanding the status of Missouri’s women today and a framework for tracking improvement in their lives as well as for identifying continued and emerging challenges.
Live Well Boone County Health Disparities Action Team, 2014 – Present
Columbia Home, Columnist, 2013 – 2015
Missouri Family Health Council, President, 2012-2013; Vice President, 2009-2012; Member of Board of Directors -2006- 2015
Central Missouri Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, Vice President of Communications, 2011; At-Large Member of Board of Directors, 2012 – 2015
Alternative Community Training, Vice President, 2011 – Present
Central Missouri Community Foundation, Member of Board of Directors, 2013 – Present
Judge for 18th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards, 2011
Let’s Talk Columbia! Steering Committee Member (2001-2003); Community Circle Facilitator – 2001-2008
(Photo Above: A Night With the Pawpurrazzi, Fundraiser for CMHS Friends of the Animals. L-R: Millie Rambis, Carolyn Sullivan, Former Mayor Darwin Hindman, Alejandra Guidino)
1982 – 1985
Graduated Cum Laude
Mount Holyoke College
BA, Psychology, Sociology
1978 – 1982