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Carolyn Sullivan

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)

Board Service and Community Work

Co-author of The Missouri Women’s Report (2011)
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)

Educational Background

Suffolk University Law School

JD, Law

1982 – 1985

Graduated Cum Laude

Mount Holyoke College

BA, Psychology, Sociology

1978 – 1982