Naomi's Resume

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EDUCATION:           Bachelor of Science

                                    University of North Alabama, Florence, AL


                                    Master of Arts

                                    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

                                    Nashville, TN


                                    Master of Social Work


                                    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


PRESENTLY:           PRESIDENT, Red Clay & Vinegar, LLP


KEYNOTE SPEAKER, WORKSHOP LEADER, and TRAINER for national, state and local organizations

                                            Keynote Presentations for national organizations include:


                                    National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN)

                                    National Association of Social Workers

                                    National CASA  (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

                                    National Alliance of Children’s Trust Funds

                                    Family Resource Center of America

                                    National Foster Parent Association

                                    Child Welfare League of America

                                    National Association of School Social Workers

                                    National Association for Early Childhood Education

                                    National Association of Interstate Compact Administrators

                                    Juvenile Justice Institute

                                    National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

                                    National Association for Attachment Disorders

                                    National Guardianship Association

                                    Prevent Child Abuse America

                                    Healthy Families America

                                    Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse


AUTHOR:                  Red Clay and Vinegar: Looking at Family Through the Eyes of a Southern Child (1998)


                                    COAUTHOR:             The Unkindest Cut: The Emotional Maltreatment of Children (2002)


FORMERLY:            1996-1998     Consultant and Trainer, Children’s Trust Fund Alabama 

                                    1995-1999     State Board of Directors, Alabama Department of Human


                                    1984-1997     Executive Director

                                                            Parents and Children Together (PACT)

                                                            Alabama Chapter, Prevent Child Abuse America

                                     1989-1990    Consultant and Trainer, Prevent Child Abuse America

                                     1971-1984     Morgan County Department of Human Resources

                                                            Child Welfare Worker and Supervisor

                                     1966-1968    Cumberland Co. (North Carolina)

                                                            Department of Public Welfare

                                     1965-1966    Metropolitan Nashville (Tennessee)

                                                             Board of Education

                                     1962-1964     Decatur City Schools



            Steering Committee, Leaders 2002

            Past Co-Chair, Mayor’s Community Task Force on Crime

            Past President, Salvation Army Board

            Past President, Volunteer Action Center

            Past Director, Decatur Chamber of Commerce


            Humanitarian Award, Decatur Chamber of Commerce, 1984

            Peggy Murphree Memorial Award, 1989

            Barrett C. Shelton Freedom Award, 1991

            Brotherhood Award, National Conference of Christians

                        and Jews, 1991

            Gail Hurst Service Award, 1984

            Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Foundation

            Lifetime Achievement Award, Girl Scouts of America