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Civic: Former Liaison for Education, St. Mark’s Church, Gary, IN; Volunteer, Community Organization, Urban League

Memberships: Board Member, Community Investment Funding Indiana (CIFI) (2018-Present); Vice President, Board Member, Community Advocates of Northern Indiana (2017-Present); Sigma Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (2016-Present); Secretary, Board Member, Gary Neighborhood Services (2016-Present); Board Member, Porter Starke Services (Mental Health & Marram/FQHC) (2016-Present); Secretary, Board Member, Indiana Minority Health Coalition (2016-Present); Board Member, Balance of State/Continuum of Care (2013-Present); Board Member, President, Broadway Area CDC (2012-Present); Board Member, South Shore Leadership Council/Leadership Northwest Indiana (2012-Present); Chairman, Regional Planning Council Region (1-A, Lake County (2010-Present); Board Chairperson, Serenity House (2006-Present); Past Vice President, Balance of State/Continuum of Care (2014-2017); Vice President, Gary Neighborhood Services (2011-2016); Board Member, Veterans Life Changing Service (2011-2015); Vice President, South Shore Leadership Council/Leadership Northwest Indiana (2013-2014); Board Member, Grant Incorporated (South Shore GRANTS) (2010-2013); Secretary, Broadway Area CDC (2010-2012); Vice President, Board Member, CBK Performing Arts Center (2010-2012); Trustee, Pentecostal Church of God’s Love (2003-2012); Secretary, Gary Neighborhood Services (2009-2010); Nomination Committee Chairperson, District (1, State Committee Representative, Gary Business and Professional Women (GBPW) (2006-2008); Board Member, Vice President, District (1, Gary Business and Professional Women (GBPW) (2006-2007); Board Member, Drifting Dunes Girl Scout Council (2002-2007); Board Chairperson, Drifting Dunes Girl Scout Council (2004-2006); Charter Member, NWI Chapter, Black National Nurses Association (2000-2005); Board Member, Midtown Registered Nurses (1984-2000); Board Chairperson, President, Midtown Registered Nurses (1985-1988)

Awards: Gale C. Corley Award, Remarkable Service to Community Mental Health, Porter Starke Services (2018); Most Influential Woman In NWI, Nonprofit Influential Women (2016); Commonwealth Award, Personal and Professional Leadership, Edgewater (2016); Alfred P. Davis Award, Pubic Policy & Health Award, Porter Starke Services (2016); Community Recognition, IHCDA Magazine Front Cover & Feature Story, IHCDA (2014); Community Leadership Pearl Award, Sigma Gamma Rho (2013); Community Leadership/Advocate Award, IHCDA/CSH (2012); Elected Delegate, Democratic Party for District 6, Gary, IN (2010-2012); Community Leadership Award, National Black Women’s HookUp (2011); Named, Stanford’s Who’s Who Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneur Members (2010); Community Service Award, CR Works (2008); Elected Delegate, District 1, Indiana Business and Professional Women/Lake County (2006-2008); Women of Action, Women of the NAACP Awards (2007); Historical Achievement, Salvation Army (2007); Keeper of the Dream, Housing Summit Conference Awards (2006-2007); Leader of the Year, State of Indiana; Michael Carroll Leadership for Economic & Community Development Award (2006); Elected Board Chair, Drifting Dunes Girl Scout Council Leadership Awards (2006); Elected Delegate, Drifting Dunes Girl Scout Council, Atlanta, GA (2005-2006); Keeper of the Dream, Fair Housing Partner Awards (2004); Outstanding Member/Parent of the Year, BeemsYouth Organizations/Alpha Kappa Alpha (1990); Citizen of the Month, Midtown Registered Nurses Association, City of Gary, Indiana (1987); Fundraiser of the Year Award, District 2, Indiana State Nursing Association (1986); Numerous Others Honors (1986-1970); Named, Citizen of Gary, National Association of Black Women/Gary Civic Community

Marquis Who’s Who Honors: Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Book Editions: Who’s Who in American Nursing – 1993-1994, 5th Edition (pub. 1993)

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