CEO and President F.A.B. LLC Home Care Services Agency
I am an alumnus of the 1st class of The School of Nursing at Medgar Evers College., City University of New York. I’m honored for the opportunity to be a Keynote speaker at the conference. In my over 30 years of experience as a nurse and now a business owner, I see an increasing need for Entrepreneurship in the field of nursing as we search for creative ways of meeting the ever changing needs of our communities. As a healthcare practitioner, I have a deep and sincere passion for the skills necessary in helping to bring a person back from the brink of depression and despair.
As pioneering students of Medgar Evers School of Nursing, (class of 1976) we were grateful and elated to begin a program in the tradition of the great Civil Rights Leader who fought for all African Americans and the enforcement of their civil rights. Being a student at MEC gave me the inspiration, motivation, and dedication that I needed in order to advance my career and become a productive and prospective entrepreneur. We learned the value of independent learning and research along with core human values such as caring, compassion and the need for family and community involvement as a key component of any successful healthcare program.
My practice as a registered nurse has taken me across all areas of New York City and also with various ethnic neighborhoods. From Kingsbrook Jewish to Maimonides, from New York Hospital (gracey square) to Harlem Hospital. My experience at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home has helped shape me in profound ways to become the nurse I am.
It was indeed inspiring to experience the people and cultures that define the “melting pot” of New York City.
I foresee a transformation in both the standards and authenticity of patient care and believe in the basic tenet that the results are always a reflection of the level of awareness of your environment and the needs of that environment.
I have four strategic partners in the venture, our target markets are within NYC and the surrounding Tri-State areas. The target markets will include hospitals, long term care facilities, and residential care. Our primary objective is to decrease the need for frequent readmission to hospitals by patients who require close monitoring and comprehensive care.