Tammy Rome

Hebelstrasse 7
Katzweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz
Germany
015116793055

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Experience 


Family Counselor 

Safe Harbour Counseling

Mar. 2010 – Feb. 2012 

Provided individual, couples, and family counseling, psychotherapy and advocacy services to adults living depression, anxiety, developmental disorders, relationship conflicts, grief, trauma recovery, and chronic pain disorders based on treatment models of Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. Collaborated with colleagues and outside agencies on consultations regarding client care as warranted. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of diagnosis, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other required documentation. Responsible for marketing campaigns and community relations. 


Family Counselor 

ASAP Expert Counseling  

May 2008 – Aug. 2009 

Provided home-based individual and family psychotherapy, play therapy, case management, and advocacy services to children and families living with developmental and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances, child abuse/neglect, and trauma recovery. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of diagnosis, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation as required by the agency. Collaborate with colleagues and outside agencies on consultations regarding client care as warranted. Conducted documentation training as needed to maintain company compliance with KHS guidelines.  


Therapist 

Elizabeth Layton Center  

Jul. 2011 – Mar. 2014 

Provided individual and group therapy services to client caseload under the supervision of QMHP advisor. On-call crisis screening, referral, and transportation to state mental health facilities in collaboration with QMHP supervisors. Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of diagnosis, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation as required by the agency. Collaborated with colleagues and medical staff on consultations regarding client care as warranted. 


Case Manager 

Elizabeth Layton Center  

Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2009 

Provided advocacy services to adults with chronic, disabling mental illnesses and comorbid substance abuse and/or sexual assault trauma. Facilitated weekly psychosocial treatment group and support for psychosocial day treatment program, specifically initiating and maintaining groups to facilitate the development of financial management skills ("Choices") and emotion regulation/interpersonal skills (DBT Skills). Maintained accurate and timely documentation of services through progress notes and treatment plans per KHS and agency requirements. Facilitated CSS Consumer Advisory Committee's active participation in board meetings. Consulted with the clinical roll-out team to coordinate the launch of PsychConsult to electronically track clinical transactions, scheduling, treatment plans, and progress notes. 


Case Manager 

Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Shelter  

Aug. 1993 – Jun. 1994 

Provided advocacy services to women and children fleeing domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Conducted educational and training workshops/seminars that emphasized the prevention and recognition of domestic violence and sexual assault for first responders, educators, health care providers, and other mandated reporters. 


Case Manager 

Temporary Lodging for Children    

May. 1992 – Jul. 1993 

Provided advocacy services to minor children identified as “child in need of care” (CINC) related to rape, molestation, sexual assault, child abuse, neglect, or coping with truancy. Conducted educational and training workshops/seminars that emphasized the prevention and recognition of child abuse and neglect for first responders, educators, health care providers, and other mandated reporters. 


Children's Advocate 

Child Abuse Prevention Network    

Dec. 1991 – Apr. 1992 

Conducted prevention activities to reduce or eliminate child abuse and neglect. Conducted educational seminars and training programs for mandated reporters and those who seek to prevent, report, or respond to child abuse or neglect. 


Advocacy Experience 


Executive Director

The Headache Pros, Inc.     

Jan. 2018 - present 

Develop, implement, and train volunteers to provide advocacy services to patients and caregivers living with migraine and other headache disorders. Conduct research and produce online educational content for patients and caregivers with migraine and other headache disorders. Consult and collaborate with health care providers to ensure the accuracy of all medical content. Develop and maintain synergistic relationships with patient advocacy organizations, health care providers, and industry. Develop organizational policies that reinforce a culture of support, accountability, integrity, and transparency. Responsible for daily operations, oversight, and strategic planning. 


President

Cluster Headache Support Group, Inc.        

Jun. 2016 - present 

Manage daily operations for the Cluster Headache Support Group, emphasizing the commitment to organizational mission, vision, and valued. Conduct activities to reduce or eliminate stigma and discrimination of patients with cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Plan, organize, staff, and carry out period reviews of organizational operations and individual staff performance. Facilitate a positive, supportive work environment that includes collaboration, mutual respect, and appreciation for individual strengths. Develop, implement, and train volunteers to provide advocacy services to patients and caregivers living with cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Plan and conduct educational and training seminars that emphasize patient empowerment. Develop organizational policies that reinforce a culture of support, accountability, integrity, and transparency. 


Member Organization Representative

Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients

Sep. 2017 – present 

Serve a rotating term on the Steering Committee. Participate in several planning committees, including Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, Language & Image Guidance, and RetreatMigraine event planning. Participate in efforts to improve patient access by promoting patient engagement with ICER, FDA, NIH, etc. Mutual promotion of member organization events and campaigns. 


Member Organization Representative

Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy

Feb. 2017 – present 

Collaborate with leaders from other member organizations to plan Headache on the Hill activities and develop strategic initiatives. Promote annual recruitment of Headache on the Hill participants. Face-to-face meeting with elected representatives to discuss issues related to migraine and headache disorders.  


Move Against Migraine Moderator

American Migraine Foundation

Jan. 2017 – present 

Regularly engage in conversation threads with other group members and provide resources from the AMF website and other credible migraine websites. Communicate and collaborate with other moderators on challenging issues to reach consensus that is consistent with AMF mission and values and in the best interests of our members. Report and remove posts and comments that do not meet Group Rules. Evaluate posts that have been flagged inappropriate by other group members and remove where appropriate. Host and engage with Facebook Live events and spread the word about the events. Provide feedback as to the direction of the group, Facebook Live topics and how to continue to raise the bar when it comes to migraine treatment, research and awareness. 


Health Writer

Remedy Health Media (HealthCentral.com)

Jan. 2017 – Feb. 2018 

Provided advocacy services to individuals living with migraine and other headache disorders via social media support group. Submitted relevant and accurate articles pertaining to migraine and headache disorders on a regular basis. Provided accurate, timely, and relevant health information about migraine and other headache disorders. Promoted traffic throughout the website and social media by sharing content generated on the website. Conducted research and produced online educational content for patients and caregivers with migraine and other headache disorders. Fostered positive, collaborative relationships with physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies in order to offer relevant, current information to patients and caregivers about migraine and headache disorders. 


Vice Chair

American Headache and Migraine Association

Jun. 2016 – Dec. 2017 

Managed member acquisition and retention, developing membership drive campaigns and peer-to-peer mentoring programs and teleconference support groups. Tracked member statistics, identifies potential members, collaborates with other board members to develop effective recruitment tool. Networked with members, headache specialists, veteran’s groups, and social media to increase member participation and recruit new members. Conducted public information activities to reduce or eliminate stigma and discrimination of individuals living with migraine and headache disorders. Planned, organized, and carried out patient-support programs and annual patient conference in collaboration with team of board members. Provided public policy and language guidance to employers, educators, health care providers, and media to combat stigma and discrimination of people living with migraine and headache disorders. 


Health Writer

Health Union (Migraine.com)

Apr. 2014 – Jan. 2017 

Provided advocacy services to individuals living with migraine and other headache disorders via social media support group. Conducted research and produced online content in order to offer education to patients and caregivers with migraine and other headache disorders. Fostered positive, collaborative relationships with physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies in order to offer relevant, current information to patients and caregivers about migraine and headache disorders. Submitted relevant and accurate articles pertaining to migraine and headache disorders on a weekly basis. Reviewed and responded to posts, questions, and comments on the Migraine.com Community Forums and Facebook page. Moderated discussions, screened for adherence to policies, procedures, and community rules. Provided accurate, timely, and relevant health information about migraine and other headache disorders. Promoted traffic throughout the website and social media by sharing content generated on the website. 


Other Experience 


Owner

Healthy Instinct

Feb. 1998 – May 2005 

Managed daily operations of the store. Developed and implemented non-discrimination policies. Planned, organized, and carried out marketing plans. Provided guidance, advocacy services, and education to customers. 


Project Manager, Web Development

American Airlines/TWA

Jul. 2000 - Oct. 2001

Managed a team of software developers and database administrators responsible for the company's online assets. Supervised the transition of digital assets, corporate branding, software and database integration, and upgrade of content management system from TWA to American Airlines during the merger. 


Web Developer

Transportation.com (Yellow Freight, Inc.)

Oct. 1999 - Jul. 2000

JSP, JAVA, HTML and XML software development of Transportation.com roll-out. Responsible for the creation of online marketplace for the sale and rental shipping equipment (trucks, trailers, parts, etc.) that resulted in a partnership with Yellow Freight, Roadway, and Volvo.  


Executive Secretary

Contract/Temporary

Aug. 1995 – Jul. 1996 

Planned, organized, and carried out office policy development. Assisted with development of managed care training programs for dental providers.  


Executive Secretary

Silverado Foods, Inc.

Jul. 1994 – Jun. 1995 

Planned, organized, and carried out office policy development. Assisted with development of routine SEC filing and budget development. 


Avionics Technician, 3rd Class

U.S. Naval Reserves

Avionics Technician, 3rd Class 

Naval Reserve       

Mar. 1990 – Mar. 1998 

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