BRANDON C. L. RECTOR, MSW

rectormsw (at) gmail (dot) com

WORK EXPERIENCE

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

(January 2005 - Present) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Current position: Regional Immunization Consultant:
North Carolina Immunization Program 

Serve as the Vaccines For Children Program Coordinator for the State of North Carolina and manage vaccine distribution to 1,300 medical providers throughout the state.  Oversee physician recruitment, program accountability, and financial restitution for wasted or misused vaccine.  Coordinate Immunization Branch customer service efforts to meet the needs of citizens, providers, vaccine manufacturers, and multiple professional societies.  Supervise the Help Desk hotline providing doctors and nurses with distribution assistance and technical support for the North Carolina Immunization Registry.

 

American Social Health Association

(August 2001 – January 2005) Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Last position held:
Operations Manager: CDC  National Immunization Information Hotline

Responsible for the overall management of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Immunization Information Hotline, a hotline serving up to 20,000 healthcare providers, parents, and patients per month with information on vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine safety, immunization recommendations, and barriers to vaccination.  Oversee budget, contract management, and promotional services.  Recruit, hire, and supervise health communication specialists and hotline management staff.  Collaborate with diverse teams for the coordination of training programs, quality assurance program, and information coordination.  Manage projects for the consolidation of four national health hotlines, overseeing communication, technology, and management of hotline messages and content.  Coordinated the expansion of the Hotline due to 2004 influenza crisis, doubling the hours of service and increasing the budget and staffing by a factor of three.

Directions For Youth

(July 2000 – July 2001) Columbus, Ohio
Last position held: Outreach Social Worker: Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings (COMPS) and Children Who Witness Violence

Provided grief and loss counseling and community support on an individual, group, and family level for a caseload of 18-21 youths ages 5-17 at clients’ homes and communities.  Chaired the Record Review committee (part of Continuous Quality Improvement) and worked on several other committees, including Peer Review, the Staff Development Picnic Committee, and the Client Christmas Party Committee.  Attended weekly supervision meetings with independently licensed social workers.

Department of Recreational Sports

(September 1995 – June 2000) Columbus, Ohio
Last position held:
Graduate Administrative Associate of Technology

Duties included maintaining technological needs and a website representing eleven different areas within the Department of Recreational Sports and provided support for Windows 95/98, MS Word, MS Excel, SPSS, Netscape, and Eudora Mail.  Also served as the Graduate Administrative Associate of Aquatics; hiring, training, and managing a staff of approximately ninety lifeguards and fifteen aquatic supervisors.  Areas of responsibility included payroll, staff scheduling, manual revision, meet management, special events planning, and heading the Family Recreational Instruction Program (FRIP), a weekly sports program for community youth and families. My planning experience included organization of bloodmobiles and American Red Cross classes, the Buckeye World Tour International Festival, Ohio State Welcome Week activities, and Homecoming festivities.

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master of Social Work:  June 2000

Administrative Focus; Child and Family Policy Concentration

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Minor in Sociology:  June 1998

Recipient of the University Scholarship; Recipient of the Walter H. Kidd Scholarship; Recipient of the Scarlet and Gray Scholarship from the Summit County Parent’s Association; Member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honoraria; Appointed President of Upsilon Pi Upsilon, the Stadium Dormitory Honorary; Appointed President of the Olentangy Area Student Association

INTERN AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Boy Scouts of America

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Cub Scouts Den Leader (August 2014-Present)

Work directly with Cub Scouts and their parents or guardians to execute the Cub Scouting program.  Plan and preparing den meetings, activities, and outings.

Chapel Hill Public Library

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Secretary: Board of Trustees (May 2004-June 2012)

Collaborate with the Friends of the Library and the Library Director to make recommendations on library services, facilities, fee policies and budget.

The Buckeye Ranch

Grove City, Ohio
Administrative Intern (June 1999-June 2000)

Duties included facilitating group sessions for a school-based partial hospitalization program, serving on a board for overseeing and linkage for a caseworking program (Permanent Family Solutions Network), and quality management through an Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board Assessment of Cultural Competency, resident tracking, and reviewing agency referrals.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch,  Columbus, Ohio
Intern:  Habilitation Services (November 1998 – June 1999)

Provided anger management, gang awareness, esteem building, and life skills support through coordination of group and individual sessions and support during court hearings.  Responsibilities also included quality improvement through tracking past and present clients.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Training
  • FEMA Incident Command System for Federal Disaster Workers (ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700)
  • C-3 Strategic Communication Training
  • Completion of CDC’s self-guided training for Effective Emergency Risk Communication Planning
  • Family Health International – Training of the Trainer
  • Duke Delta – Leadership Training (Duke University)
  • Training in information and communication skills for the CDC National AIDS and STD Hotlines and the CDC Public Response Service
  • Member: Triangle Area Ohio State University Alumni Club

 

SKILLS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with computers:  Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Publisher, MS FrontPage, Dreamweaver and programming in HTML

  • Web page experience: CDC National Immunization Information Hotline; OSU Department of Recreational Sports

  • Payroll and personnel management

  • Proficient at finding resources for organizing, implementing, and problem solving in stressful situations

  • Family, Group, and Individual Counseling and Community Support

  • Grief  and Loss Counseling

 

REFERENCES

References and supervision information available upon request to rectormsw (at) gmail (dot) com.