Karlene Crossdale – is a registered nurse working at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. Having received a top education at St Andrew High School, Kingston, Jamaica, she emigrated to America in 1983 as a young girl and has lived there ever since. She has never forgotten her roots and is as active in Jamaica as she is in America. A dedicated charity worker and guardian; in 1998 she took on the admirable role of becoming prime benefactor for 3 orphaned children from St Catherine, Jamaica. She is also a passionate volunteer for the Children of the Syndicate, a non-profit organisation serving children in rural Jamaican primary schools. In America her on going work in the community among the sick and needy earned her the Northwell Health System Hospitality Agency Award in 2014. Karlene is passionate about helping those who are in need. She believes “that we are all our brothers’ keeper and that we have a role to play in supporting each other”.
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