Jessica M. Konrath O’Hara

Summary

Former Director of Education, National Sleep Foundation

Jessica Konrath leads a 20-person education team at the Sleep Foundation comprised of consultants, activity chairs, interns, course faculty and committee members.

Jessica has created and implemented NSF’s public and physician education strategies to improve public health and well-being through sleep.

 

Summary

Former Director of Education, National Sleep Foundation

Jessica Konrath leads a 20-person education team at the Sleep Foundation comprised of consultants, activity chairs, interns, course faculty and committee members.

Jessica has created and implemented NSF’s public and physician education strategies to improve public health and well-being through sleep.

 

Education

American University
Masters, Economics
2010 – 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelors, Economics & Political Science
2005 – 2007

 

Experience

Director of Education
National Sleep Foundation
August 2015 – Present (1 year 2 months)
• Created and implemented NSF’s public and physician education strategies to improve public health and well-being through sleep.

• Leads a 20-person education team comprised of consultants, activity chairs, interns, course faculty and committee members.

• Responsible for education programming and the American Accreditation Council Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) essential areas and standards compliance documentation, logistics operation and faculty management.

• Collaborates with the publications, digital media, marketing, development, scientific affairs and advocacy departments to develop strategies and implement education programs.

• Establishes relationships with donors; crafts collaborative proposals; submitted 30 program proposals resulting in more than $100,000 in support.

• Identifies and partners with organizations to provide physician sleep education programming, tailoring programs to the needs of the organization.

• Manages multiple committees and task forces; builds consensus to advance continuing medical education (CME) and non-CME programs.

• Lead ACCME re-accreditation efforts.

Director, Education and Training
Public Risk Management Association
January 2012 – August 2015 (3 years 8 months)
• Oversaw and managed diverse committees and task forces; fostered an inclusive environment that built and established consensus that developed and advanced successful education programming.

• Conceived, wrote and presented a proposal that resulted in taking control of the Public Entity Risk Institute, increasing PRIMA’s available fund by $6 million.

• Organized and executed all planning and logistics for the annual conference, Institute and workshop series.

• Created and executed member engagement strategies that included an online community, education programs and a workshop series on the industry’s international standard, ISO 31000.

• Identified opportunities and inefficiencies in programming and implemented strategies and solutions in order to maximize or eliminate them.

• Prepared annual budgets; tracked revenue and expenses to keep programs on budget; analyzed financial statements; identified and realized opportunities to increase revenue.

• Conducted a national, industry-wide needs assessment to inform strategy and programming.

• Supervised the education team including staff members and consultants.
Manager, Member Services
Association for Pool and Spa Professionals
July 2011 – February 2012 (8 months)
• Reorganized member services team to eliminate inefficiencies and improve customer service; supervised the member services team.

• Implemented the organization’s association management system and facilitated database training.

• Established membership recruitment and retention strategies.

• Provided administrative and program support to local chapters.

• Fulfilled daily customer orders in addition to promotional materials for chapters.

• Represented APSP at trade shows.

Manager, Member Services
Public Risk Management Association
March 2008 – July 2011 (3 years 5 months)
• Implemented the organization’s first association management system.

• Established membership recruitment and retention strategies.

• Distributed member and chapter materials, invoices and payments.

• Managed the multiple aspects of the annual conference including the annual awards program, awards luncheon, booth design and registration.

• Developed new chapter resources while serving as staff liaison for 37 state chapters.

• Managed membership committees, task forces and component relationships.

• Researched, developed, launched and marketed three new membership categories.

• Prepared annual budgets; tracked revenue and expenses to keep programs on budget; analyzed financial statements; identified and realized opportunities to increase revenue.

Treasury Assistant
Coventry Health Care
August 2007 – March 2008 (8 months)
• Responsible for the maintenance, organization and system administration of treasury and online banking systems.

• Prepared weekly invoices for self-funded groups and preparation of commission statements for brokers.

• Collected, posted and maintained records of invoices, payments and supplies.

• Prepared daily, weekly and monthly cash reports and reconciliations.

• Deposited and verified checks, wire transfers, inter-company transfers and payroll.

Intern
U.S. Department of State
June 2007 – August 2007 (3 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area
• Researched, gathered and organized documents and information on relevant economics issues and resolutions for United States representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS).

• Represented the United States at OAS meetings and conferences.

• Reorganized accounting documents and prepared relevant balance sheets.

• Assisted in reorganizing and classifying electronic files for the Development Program.

• Assisted the Passport Processing Customer Service Center conducting searches, data entry and verification of passport documents.

Program Assistant
State of Wisconsin
2007 – 2007 (less than a year)Madison, Wisconsin Area
• Responsible for maintaining the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) database.

• Analyzed and evaluated the data for patterns and trends.

• Managed the distribution of herd classification certificates.

• Reviewed forms and documents for accuracy and completeness.

• Issued and processed reimbursements.

Teller
US Bank
2001 – 2007 (6 years)
• Administered all aspects of daily cash operations including large cash transactions and reconciliation tasks.

• Implemented organization structure and leadership as well as coordinated and conducted training for new staff.

• Achieved revenue and customer retention goals while increasing company profitability through relationship building, outstanding service delivery, cross-selling and referral development.

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