BIO




QUALIFICATIONS
2020 Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration (emphasis in Health Policy), College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Walden University (abd)
2013 Master of Public Administration (emphasis in Healthcare Systems Management), DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management
2007 Bachelor of Business Management, and Administration, Medaille College


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017-Present Chief Executive Officer/Principal Consultant, Nicola Consulting
2010 Founder/Operations Director, Naturally Re-Emerge Virtual Assistant
2007 Claims Team Coordinator, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

AWARDS
2015 Pi Alpha Alpha International Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
2013 DeVry University Alumni, Honors Distinction
2007 Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management & Administration


RESEARCH PAPERS
2013 Burch, S. Brewer, B., Fisther, H., Freeman R., & Wells, E “Revamping Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Plan.” DeVry University: Keller Graduate School of Management: Public Administration Capstone.
2013 Sarah Aly, S., Berry, D., Burch, S., Guy, S., Johnson, M. & Scipio-Bay, N., “Health Insurance and Managed Care Select Populations and Their Impact on Future Retention and Recruitment of Healthcare Professional.” DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management
2014 Burch, Shamina, “U.S. Department of Labor Initiating Goal-Orientated Strategic Plans.” Walden University
2016 Burch, Shamina, “The Scope and Limitations of Congressional Powers in The United States.” Walden University
2016 Burch, Shamina, “Interest Groups Process for Influencing Public Policy Formation.” Walden University
2016 Burch, Shamina, “Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Care in the United States.” Walden University
2017 Burch, Shamina, “Concurrent Mix Method Gainful Employment Study.” Walden University
2017 Burch, Shamina, “Prospectus Uncovering the Meaning Attributed to Graduate Students Accessibility to Gainful Employment.” Walden University Research Review


INVITED TO PRESENT TO NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEES
2015 Proposed Policy Statements Science Board and Joint Policy Committee, “Stopping Cancer before it Starts: An Opportunity for State and Local Health” presented to American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section
2015 Proposed Policy Statements Science Board and Joint Policy Committee, “Support for Advancing Research and Training on the Intersection of Human Trafficking and Public Health” presented to American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section.
2015 Proposed Policy Statements Science Board and Joint Policy Committee, ‘Eliminate the Use of Human Subjects in Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensing Examination” presented to American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section
2016 Proposed Policy Statements Science Board and Joint Policy Committee, “Reducing human exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs”), presented to American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section
2016 Proposed Policy Statements Science Board and Joint Policy Committee “Equity Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health and Learning to Ensure On-Time High School Graduation” presented to American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section


PRO BONO CONSULTING WORK
2017 Wrote proposal response to RFP to provide Research on Miscellaneous Small Business Topics Using Regulatory Data Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-17-Q-0014, Small Business Administration, Office of Chief Financial Officer- Acquisition Division, SBA Contracting presented to John Babcock, Contract Specialist.
2017 Wrote proposal response to RFP to provide Research on the Industry Distribution of Women-owned Businesses, Solicitation Number SBAHQ-17-Q-0018, Small Business Administration, Office of Chief Financial Officer- Acquisition Division, SBA Contracting presented to John Babcock, Contract Specialist.
2017 Wrote proposal to participate in the role as Advisory Council Membership to Support the Olmstead Planning presented to Geraldine Sobkowicz, Procurement Coordinator, COMMBUYS.
2016 Wrote proposal response to RFP to Provide Research and Analysis Services, Solicitation Number: RFP-16-15 Agency: National Endowment for The Arts (NEA), Grants & Contracts Office Contracts Division presented to Usmaan Chaudhry.
2015 Wrote proposal response to RFP to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Center for Consumer Information and Insurances Oversight Navigators Grant Program Funding Opportunity Number:CA-NAV-15-001 CFDA: 93.332, presented to Jennifer Syrid.
2014 Wrote proposal response to RFP to provided Program Support Center Task Order Contracts, Solicitation Number: 14-233-S0L-00009, Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center Division of Acquisition Management presented to Jennifer Eskanari.
2014 Wrote proposal response to RFA: Qualifying Consultants to Provide Services for the Center for Health Law and Economics Qualified Consultants List, CW11-JD-0020-0001 posted by University of Massachusetts Systems/Medical School via Compass.com presented to Julie Merrill-Wisell.


HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2018 Walden University, Recognized for induction into National Leadership and Success Society (Sigma Alpha Pi)
2018 Walden University, Recognized for induction into the Golden Key International Honor Society (Top 15%)
2015 Walden University, Member of the Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration (Pi Alpha Alpha)
2013 DeVry University Study Abroad Participant: Paris, Berlin and Prague:Graduated Distinctions
2012 Small Business Administration Certified (Minority-Women-Owned Business)
2010 Duns and BradStreet: Small Business Creditability

2008 Basics of Effective Communication, Certificate of Completion, QuicKnowledge.com (BCBS)
2007 Conflict –Deal with it. 5.5hrs Course (BCBS)
2007 Medaille College Business, Management, and Administration Honor Society (Sigma Beta Delta)
2006 Outstanding Achievement in Supportive Services (Head Start Program)
2005 Bryant and Stratton Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement (Outstanding Achievement Award)
2005 Certificate of the Western New York Health/Disability Cluster Training (Head Start Program)
2004 Diversity Training (Via Health/Head Start Program)
2002 Outstanding Achievement Award (BOCES)


CERTIFICATIONS
System Award Management Verified, January 2011-Present DUNS: 961969487 Subcontracting Network (Sub-Net Certified, May/2015-Present Women Owned Business Program
University of California Davis/Coursera Spanish Language/Meeting People Certified, February 2018-Present FBO.gov Federal Business Opportunities Verified, April 2012-Present
Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office Certified, February/2013- February/2015 Minority and Woman-Own Business Enterprise
The National Institutes of Health Office Protecting Human Subjects Certified, December/2014-Present Office of Extramural Research License: 162714


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Nicola Consulting, Series I: Consultative Capabilities -Part 3 Date: January 18, 2018 from, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Richards Memorial Library, 118 North Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760
Nicola Consulting, Series I: Consultative Capabilities -Part 2 Date: December 19, 2017 from, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Richards Memorial Library, 118 North Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760
Nicola Consulting, Series I: Consultative Capabilities -Part 1 Date: November 17, 2017 2:00pm to 3:00pm Richards Memorial Library, 118 North Washington Street North Attleborough, MA 02760
Sarah Aly, S., Berry, D., Burch, S. Guy, S., Johnson, M, and Scipio-Bay, N. Health Insurance and Managed Care Select Populations and Their Impact on Future Retention and Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals. Date: February 12, 2013 DeVry University

PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE
Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, Low Volume Appeals Settlement Options Date: March 13, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00pm
Online Medicare Learning Network Event Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education & Action Date: February 6, 2015 from 10:30am to 11:30am
FedBizOps Focus Group F: Vendors Integrated Award Environment Annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker Date: March 23, 2015 from 8:00am to 12:00pm Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
Massport Business Diversity Summit Date: May 5, 2015, from 8:00am to 12:00pm Massport Office of Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network: A Virtual ACO Model Date: September 9, 2015 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
United States Department of State, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Date: August 2014, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
US Women's Chamber of Commerce. Massachusetts Public Health Association Date: October 17, 2014, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Meeting & Expo 6th Annual Supplier Diversity Best Practices Forum Boston MBDA Business Center, Date: November 20, 2014, from 8:00am to 11:30am
Center for Women and Enterprise & Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

ASSOCIATIONS
2015-Present Massachusetts Public Health Association

2016 American Public Health Association Community Health Planning and Policy Development

2007-Present Medaille College Alumni Association