Projects

A sample of my work …

Books

I have collaborated on more than 75 nonfiction books. My roles have included editing, writing and reporting case studies, fact-checking, securing rights and permissions, and overseeing production. Among the best-selling titles are:

  • Thriving on Chaos, Liberation Management, The Tom Peters Seminar and The Pursuit of Wow! by Tom Peters
  • The Leadership Challenge, Credibility and Encouraging the Heart by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • Making the Grade by Governor John McKernan
  • The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace by Alan Briskin
  • Working Wisdom by Robert Aubrey and Paul Cohen
  • The Making of Newton by Doug Menuez and Markos Kounalakis
  • 24 Hours in Cyberspace and The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt

Multimedia Extravaganzas

For 12 months, I worked with renowned Day in the Life creator and photojournalist Rick Smolan to produce a globally crowdsourced multimedia project aimed at capturing the human face of the big data revolution. As research director and chief editor of the Human Face of Big Data project, I:

  • Oversaw the development and reporting of more than 100 stories, and managed assignments and logistics for an international team of leading photojournalists.
  • Led a team of writers, researchers and copyeditors to produce original captions and essays, and worked with magazines and agencies to license previously existing work to include in a large-format illustrated 225-page book.
  • Served as content editor of the project’s interactive iPad app and as a consultant on the television documentary and the daylong global media event.

The book has sold more than 55,000 copies and is currently in its second printing. The iPad app received the People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Educational Tablet App and the AdWeek Best Mobile App Award. 

Special Programs

I have developed and managed a variety of large-scale projects for corporations, nonprofit organizations and academia, including a citywide service-learning program at San Francisco State University that helped prepare 3,000 of San Francisco’s most at-risk residents for a mass emergency. During this yearlong project, I:

  • Worked with 15 faculty members and more than 200 students majoring in nursing and social work to conduct preparedness programs at SROs, low-income housing sites and senior citizens’ private homes throughout San Francisco.
  • Initiated the funding opportunity and wrote the proposal that secured the federal grant to implement the project.
  • Devised outreach strategies and built relationships with nonprofit housing corporations, community agencies and officials from the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Assumed a leadership role in conducting a yearlong research study commissioned by the San Francisco In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority on emergency preparedness among their clients and care providers.
  • Received the annual San Francisco Department of Public Health Community Service Award for “outstanding performance and leadership in improving community disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations.”