Have you ever had to describe yourself in 7 words or less? Here is my attempt: Certified Nurse Midwife. Entrepreneur. Advocate. Philanthropist. Diplomat.
I hail from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I am a USC alumnus (Go Trojans!), founder of Advanced Family Care Medical Group (AFCMG) and Compassion for Teen Life (CFTL). AFCMG is a clinic that services patrons of the Los Angeles area. CFTL is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing health education to youth in Jamaica and Los Angeles. I also serve as the Honorary Consul of Jamaica, in Los Angeles. My goal in writing this blog is to inspire and ignite fires, in hopes of developing a better and healthier community for everyone. I look forward to sharing my perspective on exciting issues and events.
I will blog about all things related to health (especially women’s health), entrepreneurship, women in leadership and philanthropy. With this being an election year, I will also actively share information about our current Commander in Chief, President Obama, while keeping you actively engaged in campaign activities and issues of relevance.
Speaking of politics, there is an important nomination on the table that will be a great win, for women in leadership on a global level. For the first time in history there are three candidates selected to serve in the role of president of the World Bank and one is a women. This is truly an exciting time! Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, whom I have had the honor in meeting this week, is a dynamic woman who has all the ingredients for the job: life experience (lived in poverty),work (former senior World Bank official) and academics (educated at top Ivy leagues; Brown University, Harvard and MIT graduate). However, I want to be clear that I am supporting Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala because she is the most qualified candidate based on her merit and qualifications, not because she is a woman. As women, we must have the opportunity to excel in our fields based on merit and not our gender. The decision for presidency will be announced Monday. May the best candidate win.
I hope this blog ignites, inspires and informs all who read it. Connecting with my fellow healthcare professionals, the community, and all individuals interested in health, entrepreneurship, women in leadership and philanthropy online is a great opportunity for me to open the doors for dialogue to occur.
Please feel free to leave your constructive comments or ask questions. It will be much appreciated.
In health, wealth and love,