Marla Stuart                                   919 Slater Street, Santa Rosa CA 95404                                    s...
Division Director                                                                        Chinle Service UnitDivision of Qu...
District Staff Assistant                                                       Congresswoman Lynn Martin1986-1987         ...
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Marla Stuart Resume

  1. 1. Marla Stuart 919 Slater Street, Santa Rosa CA 95404 syngesis@yahoo.com  928.245.7048 www.linkedin.com/in/marlastuartEducationMasters of Social Work, 1991Concentration: Community Organizing and Planned Social ChangeUniversity of Washington, SeattleBachelor of Arts, 1986Major: History and Political ScienceGreenville College, IllinoisWork ExperienceDivision Director Human Services DepartmentInformation Integration Division County of Sonoma, California2007-present Serve as the first Division Director for the Planning, Research and Evaluation Division, which was expanded in 2011 to become the Information Integration Division, for this county human services department with an annual budget of $240 million and over 700 staff. Developed and implemented standardized and centralized processes for analysis and reporting of Department administrative data, evaluating Department programs, and incorporating the use of research in program design and delivery. Responsible for building the Department’s communications and outreach program which currently averages over 30 products per month. Serve on the Executive Team. Direct over 45 staff with an annual Division budget of about $5 million. Direct program evaluation and research; reporting and analysis; network infrastructure; application development and support; web management; document imaging; and communications and outreach. Developed and lead a county-sponsored, community-wide policy initiative called Upstream Investments which promotes investing early (prevention-focused policies and programs), investing wisely (outcomes-driven practice), and investing together (collective impact). Developed and manage a large-scale outreach and education component with over 80 presentations and 100 media hits to date. Founded and lead the Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs, a local clearinghouse of programs that meet three levels of progress towards evidence-based practice. To date, the Portfolio has been used by over 60 local service-delivery organizations to expand their capacity to deliver evidence-based services and by over 30 funders to prioritize funding for prevention-based, outcomes-driven programs.Marla Stuart Page 1
  2. 2. Division Director Chinle Service UnitDivision of Quality Management Navajo Area Indian Health Services, Arizona2002-2007 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Responsible for all quality management programs of this rural public health organization with a $75 million annual budget and 1000 employees. Served on the Service Unit Executive Committee and chaired the quality council. Directed 60 staff with an annual budget of $3 million. Directed performance improvement, risk management, compliance, accreditation, patient advocacy, recruitment, safety, security, utilization review, infection control, central sterile, and diabetes prevention/treatment. Served as the organizations Public Information Officer.Director Syngesis Research1994-2002 Chinle, Arizona Founded and directed this company to provide evaluation, statistical, and change management consulting to health and human service organizations in the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Successfully bid and completed 28 contracts. Employed four permanent staff and hundreds of temporary staff.Adjunct Faculty Diné College1993-1998 Tsaile, Arizona Taught classes in the Division of Social Sciences including Statistics, Introduction to Social Work, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Problems.Evaluation Coordinator, 1989-1992 Northwest Institute, School of Social Work1989 -1992 University of Washington Responsible for coordinating the evaluation of three federally funded projects designed to improve child welfare services for children and families in the Pacific Northwest including a community-wide child abuse prevention media campaign. Provided evaluation consultation to a variety of social service professionals through workshops, individual consultation, and classroom lectures.Case Manager Janet Wattles Mental Health Center1988-1989 Rockford, Illinois Managed a caseload of 100-120 clients with serious and chronic mental illnesses. Provided a variety of services including counseling, referrals to other agencies, advocacy, medication monitoring, and home visits. Staffed satellite offices in a nearby small community and a local Emergency Room. Served on the Training Task Force and the Executive Director Search Committee.Youth Home Counselor Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center1987-1988 Rockford, Illinois Responsible for the security, safety and discipline of detained minors. Duties included counseling and the coordination of daily chores and activities.Marla Stuart Page 2
  3. 3. District Staff Assistant Congresswoman Lynn Martin1986-1987 Rockford, Illinois Assisted Congresswoman Lynn Martin in her district office. Responsibilities included referring constituents to proper resources, acting as a liaison between constituents and federal agencies, responding to requests for information and office coordination.Community ServiceEducationSanta Rosa High School, Parent Newsletter Editor, 2007-2012Classroom volunteer, Chinle Unified School District, 1996-2007Elected School Board Member, Chinle Unified School District, 2001-2004Youth DevelopmentGirl Scout Troop Leader, 1997-2003Judge, High School Debate Tournaments, 1986-1989AdvocacyFair Budget Action Campaign (A state coalition of anti-poverty advocates), 1990-1993Childrens Alliance (A Washington state coalition of child advocates), 1989-1993Faith CommunityPianist, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1997-2006Hunger Committee, Methodist Church, 1988-1989Marla Stuart Page 3

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