WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Office and Medical Assistant

New York State Agriculture Department

Migrant Medical Health Clinic

Mount Alverno Convent

Grand Street

Warwick, New York

1976-1982

Dr. Phillip Jajosky, M.D.

Assisted Dr. Jajosky taking, recording and reporting basic vital signs of Migrant Workers coming in for both well and sick care. The unique features of the Clinic was that 2 days per week the office went mobile and visited the workers in their homes and at their jobs and I accompanied the Doctor to the site. Scheduled all appointments, and organized and efficiently managed office on a day to day basis. Left for another Full Time Job and to begin College, in Middletown, New York.

 

Quality Control Senior Laboratory Technologist, Microbiology

Otisville BioPharm. Incorporated

Sanatorium Road

Otisville, New York

1982-1987

Mr. Ernest Green, Vice President

Worked as a Quality Control Microbiologist for this Privately Owned Medical Device Manufacturer. Was responsible for all Laboratory Assays and Quality Control Testing of Products and Devices. This Bacteriological Media Manufacturer served the Tri State Region, including various large area hospitals and the New York City Health Department. Performed complex tests for Class ll and lll devices and used the Limulus Lysate Assay for the detection of Endotoxins. Effectively performed all day to day functions pertaining to Laboratory operation and oversaw a small amount of subordinate personnel. Participated in some small scale Research and Development. Wrote FDA GLMP's and was successful in passing all FDA inspections. Designed the Air Sampling Program and Formaldehyde Fogging Procedures for the  Clean Room/Sterile Rooms and  Production Areas.

 

Senior Laboratory Technologist-Department of Medicine

Division of Immunology and Rheumatology -Munger Pavilion

New York Medical College

Valhalla, New York

1987-1991

Dr. Arthur Weinstien, M.D.

Responsible for the Cultivation of the causative agent of Lyme Disease, Borellia Bergdorferi. Also performed all tests and assays for the detection of the Lyme Spirochete using all Serological Methods. Devised ELISA standards and assays, participated in research and supported studies in combination with major Pharmaceutical Companies and the College. Created and Employed the first Western Blot Assay for Lyme Disease at the College and supported the Laboratory at the Westchester Medical Center and other large area Hospitals. Performed IFA's, and other routine tests to detect other Rheumatological Disorders and Diseases. Conducted complex Laboratory Tests including Gel Electrophoresis. Had honorable mention as a result of a study that Dr. Weinstein conducted on Lyme Disease and Pregnancy, which was published in the Journal of Rheumatic Diseases and presented in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Per Diem Microbiology Technologist

Westchester County Medical Center

Grasslands Reservation

Valhalla, New York

1987-1991

Dr. Kenneth Van Horn, Ph.D.

Worked on a Per Diem basis for this large area teaching Hospital. Performed all methods, tests and assays pertaining to the Hospital Microbiology Laboratory. Worked with both Anaerobes and Aerobes. Analysis of Blood-borne Pathogens and Routine Microbiological Cultures. Performed standard methods for Antibiotic Sensitivities.  

 

Assistant Virologist/Assistant Microbiologist

Department of Laboratories and Research of Westchester County

Dana Road

Valhalla, New York

1991-2002

Dr. Syed Abid, Ph.D.

Worked for this large, high volume County Laboratory which served the Tri-State Region and the Westchester Medical Center Grasslands Complex. Performed all tests, assays and methodologies pertaining to the Microbiology, Mycobacteriology and the Virology Laboratories. Culture and Sensitivities, Aerobes and Anaerobic Pathogen identification and isolation. Serologic methods of identification, GenProbe, Immunoflourescent Assays, FTA-ABS for Syphilis, Western Blot, ELISA, Bactec Method, Kinyon Acid Fast Staining, Tissue Culture Techniques, PCR, CMV-Antigenemia, Hemagluttination/Hemabsorption, Influenza isolation, Influenza Reporting for State.  Was responsible for setting up the first ELISA and Western Blot Assay for West Nile Virus. Cross trained subordinate personnel and supervised all subordinate personnel. Worked closely with the Westchester Medical Center and the New York Medical College Bone Marrow Transplant Division and the Infectious Diseases Department.

 

Volunteer Library Assistant, Women's Group Organizer, Facilitator and Instructor

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library

Nzingha Women: Doorway to Healing

Family Partnership Center

North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, New York

2002-Present

Mr. Odell Winfield, Director 

Worked as a Library Assistant, cataloging books, making appointments, receiving books, receiving donations, setting up workshops and presentations for this Community Run African Roots Cultural Library. Was responsible for various programing that the Library hosted. Organized Womens Groups, Think Tanks, and set up Community Meetings. Co-founded the Nzingha Women: Doorway to Healing W omens Ancient Healing Arts Program and Organization. Functioned as Organizer, Facilitator, and Instructor. Did Fundraising and put on Community celebrations such as Kwanzaa and other important Cultural events.

 

Regular Education In Home Tutor and Substitute Teacher

Hyde Park Central School District

Hyde Park, New York

2007-Present

Mrs. Merissa Merlino, Head Guidance Counselor

Currently working with the District as a Substitute Elementary, Middle and High School teacher as well as an in home tutor for all levels. Subjects taught are English, Math, Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus, Social Studies (Global), Science (Biology and Earth Science), and Spanish. All subjects tutored. Proxy exams, Teach, Assign Homework, Check Work, Correct Work,  Deliver Work to Teachers, Report to all Teachers, Give Feedback to Student, Function as a liaison between teacher and tutored student. Administer Exams including Regents.

 

Owner, Minister, Spiritual Adviser, Metaphysical Counselor

The Spiritual Awareness Center

Poughkeepsie, New York

2010-Present

In this Home Office and with this Spiritual Network of Healers, and Entertainers, Rev. Tama provides Metaphysical Counseling, Therapies, and Advocacy. Rev. Tama organizes and arranges the scheduling of her professional practitioners appointments and consultations. Tama oversees all of the Healing and Restorative Work performed in the Center both onsite and offsite. Offers Remote Healing, and Trans-personal Counseling by telephone or email as well. Prepares Amulets and Talismans. Performs Energy Work, Metaphysical Counseling and Iridology as well as Hypnosis on site. Tama is also an Ordained Interfaith and Nondenominational Minister performing Wedding and Special Ceremonies. Rev. Tama is a Middle Eastern Belly Dancer (Raqs Sharqi) and works a performing artist for special occasions. Tama also performs West African Dance for Entertainment.


Managing Director, Kingston Community Clinic, at Healthcare is a Human Right

Woodstock, Kingston and Phoenicia NY
November of 2011 to Present

Director of Kingston Community Clinic since July 2012
Faculty Practitioner, and Faculty Manager-

Healthcare is a Human Right is an organization committed to bringing holistic wellness care to all, regardless of socio-economic status.

Since its inception, Healthcare is a Human Right has operated free clinics in Woodstock, Phoenicia, and Kingston in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, under the auspices of Family of Woodstock.

Healthcare is a Human Right has a volunteer faculty of exemplary and dedicated professionals in the following modalities: acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, massage, homeopathy, energy psychology, shiatsu massage, flower essences, reflexology, reiki, feldenkrais, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, and aromatherapy.

At present, our clinics are held quarterly in each of our three locations: Woodstock, Phoenicia, and Kingston, NY.


Lecturer at Rainbows End Butterfly Farm
and Nursery

Pawling, New York
May of 2012, to Present
Butterfly Farm Educator/Lecturer
Entomology and Ecology

Rainbow's End Butterfly Farm & Nursery-
is a family owned and operated business. We hand-raise butterflies and create eco-friendly butterfly habitats

The Mission is to make a commitment to having a positive impact on the environment by allowing and creating butterfly habitat.

The Goal is to excite and encourage others to join us as partners in this experience of creating butterfly habitat one garden at a time.

The Emphasis is on habitat and education. You will recognize local butterflies and the plants they visit, and you will be able to create your own backyard habitats.


Healthcare Coordinator, St. Francis Hospital and Health Center

Department of Radiology-Imaging Center-Liaison between Technologists, Nurses, Doctors and Patients

Healthcare Coordinator

Poughkeepsie, NY


 

EDUCATION

 

B.O.C.E.S. of Orange County

Goshen, New York

Secretarial Skills Program-Certificate Received, 1976


Orange County Community College

Midldletown, New York

Associates Degree in Biological Sciences 1982

 

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences 1987

 

New York Medical College

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Valhalla, New York

Successful completion of Graduate Courses in Microbiology, Virology and Small Animal Surgery 1998

 

State University of New York at New Paltz

New Paltz, New York

Graduate Courses taken in Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, 1998

 

Dream Works Institute- Shamanism Intensive with John Perkins and Llyn Roberts

Omega Institute

Rhinebeck, New York

Certificate of Completion 2007

 

Forgiveness, Conflict Resolution Workshop with Pumla Gobodo Madizekela

Omega Institute

Rhinebeck, New York

2008

 

Belly Dance-Raqs Sharqi, Sophia Raqs! with Sophia (Denise Ribble)

Maximum Fitness

Newburgh, New York

Instruction in Oriental Dance, Belly Dance and Beledi

 

Melody Africa with Assane Badji

Family Partnership Center

Poughkeepsie, New York

The Living Seed

New Paltz, New York

Instruction in West African Dance


National Guild of Hypnosis

Mr. Peter Blum

Woodstock, New York

Obtained Certification CHt.


Dr. Donald V. Bodeen, DC, School of Iridology

Poughkeepsie, New York

Obtained Certification, Beginning Iridology


Entomology/and Ecology-Butterfly Farm Training

with Ms. Patricia DuPlessis, of Rainbows End Butterfly Farm

Pawling, New York

Obtained Training to begin Lectures and Presentations 


Healthcare is a Human Right

with Susan Weeks, Executive Director and Registered/Licensed Physician's Assistant

Obtained Training to begin as Director of the Kingston Community Clinic, in Kingston, New York

Also Performs Hypnosis and Faculty Interviews, and Training for Clinics

 

University of Sedona

University of Metaphysics Program

Sedona, Arizona

Bachelors Degree in Metaphysical Science 2010

 

Currently (2013), a student in good standing in the Graduate to Doctorate Degree Program at The University of Sedona with a concentration in Metaphysical Counseling. Graduate Thesis work on the current and effective Metaphysical Healing Modalities in Adolescent Therapy. 

 

Rev. Tama has an extensive background in Biological Sciences combined with Metaphysics. Her life work has always been concerned with the Human Condition, both on the Physical and the Spiritual level. Her Secular Education has given her a great understanding of Physiology, Disease and Physical Health. Her Spiritual Education in Transpersonal Psychology provides the knowledge of concepts, ideas and methodologies necessary in treating clients on the Spiritual/Emotional levels. 

 
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