I am a social entrepreneur, coach, and facilitator who rolls her sleeves up to help build community-focused solutions and initiatives. Over two decades in social and healthcare settings, I’ve developed a leadership model and resilience toolkit that I share through live and virtual training, workshop facilitation, and public speaking. I show up, lead with empathy, recognize unique needs, and help teams come alive to get things done.

I am based at the University of California – San Francisco, where I am the founder and director of PleasePrEPMe.org.  As a hub for HIV prevention resources, at PleasePrEPMe we connect with people seeking health information online and through our chat navigation services, support folks in realizing their sexual health goals.

In 2019 I published Show Up Hard: A Road Map For Helpers In Crisis, my manifesto to fellow empaths and change makers to not burnout. Through online and in person leadership development and organizational change workshops, I support teams doing work that matters to not burnout.

For nearly a decade, I’ve painted love notes and hung them in public spaces without permission. I’m also an avid writer of paper love notes, creating templates to invite others to share my passion for offering “proofs of love” to family, friends and strangers. My love note adventures are chronicled at www.LoveYou2.org, along with free love note templates. Oh, and the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude. Because every superhero deserves a cape!