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Mandolyn McConaha
Director of Operations , NY
ithaca, United States
Director, communicator, and problem-solver with 13 years of higher education non-profit experience. Analytical, enthusiastic, empathetic leader with the proven ability to lead business turnaround and culture change, mentoring teams to high performance. Successful at establishing vision, operationalizing mission, leading high-profile projects, assessing outcomes, and creating impactful change.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Brand Communications – Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Director of Operations 2021- PRESENT
Operations Manager 2018 - 2021
$3.5M budget, 21-member creative team dedicated to university-level brand communications priorities and strategies at a renown Ivy League research university.

Binghamton University Binghamton, NY
Community School Lead 2017-2018
Integrated university research and community partnerships and resources to establish a more equitable school environment to advance the well-being of children and their families.

Antelope Valley Partners for Health Lancaster, CA
Director of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Impact 2016-2016

Director of School-Aged Programs 2014 – 2016

Manager of School-Aged Programs 2013 – 2014
Led a team of 12 staff and directed 7 robust programs that reached over 38,000 individuals.

Aziza Ghori Foundation Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Director of Communications 2012- 2013

Ghana Health and Education Initiative Humjibre, Ghana
Director of Communications 2012-2012
Led the development and implementation of the organization’s communications, branding, donor and fundraising engagement strategies.

Art Relief International/Cultural Canvas Thailand - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program Director 2011- 2012
Developed and facilitated training and skill building workshops for groups of vulnerable populations including Myanmar refugees, children and families experiencing poverty, single hill-tribe mothers, children experiencing disabilities, and vulnerable youth.
Masters in Public Health Leadership - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2024

Bachelors in Photojournalism - Western Kentucky University - 2009

Certificate of Executive Leadership Cornell University - 2022
Affiliations and Achievements:
•2020 – 2022: Member of the Board of Directors - Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
•2019 - 2022: Chair, Services Committee Member - Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
•2016: Member of the Board of Directors - WE ARE FIT
• Mental Health First Aid, Alternative to Violence Facilitation, Trauma-Informed Supervision.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    United States
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