Alison has over 28 years' experience in the financial services industry in the areas of project, operations and vendor management. She earned her B.A. degree in Music from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Alison is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) as well as an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). She is also a Compliance Education Institute (CEI) Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager and National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) Certified Transpersonal Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (TNLP).
Alison has been a member of PMI since 1995 and is a founding member of the PMI Columbus, GA Chapter which chartered in October 1996. Alison is also a member of the American Society for Quality. She is the developer and lead instructor for the Project Management Certificate Program offered through Columbus State University Continuing Education in addition to other offerings through CSU's Cunningham Center Leadership Institute in Columbus, GA. Alison is also a contributing author for PMWorld 360 online journal.
Alison has volunteered for Columbus Hospice, Inc. for over 14 years and also provides Sound Therapy demonstrations as part of the Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Medical Center's Healing Notes program. She also served on the Development Advisory Board for New Horizons Behavioral Health for 5 years. Alison is also an approved Employee Assistance Program provider for Columbus Hospice of Georgia and Alabama.
Alison's additional certifications include; Life Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner, Tuning Fork Practitioner and Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner. She is a member of the International Sound Therapy Association (ISTA) and Sound Healers Association. In addition to project management, Alison's classes include sound therapy, meditation, the power of thoughts and words and other self-improvement topics. She has provided presentations on these subjects to numerous civic and healthcare organizations as well as sessions for the annual CRHS Mind, Body & Spirit Retreats, John B. Amos Cancer Center, Kiwanis and the Columbus Holistic Expo.