CO-OP CITY HOSTS PUBLIC ADVOCATE CANDIDATES FORUM
Co-op City’s Coalition to Save Affordable Housing, African American Association and Working Families Party co-hosted a Public Advocate Candidates Forum on Sunday, February 17 at
Bartow Community Center’s Room 31.
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Moderator FIOS1 News anchor Ray Raimundi met with event
organizer Mary Pearson, Co-op City Working Families Party
secretary prior to the panel. Photo by Laura Stone
(l-r) Event moderator Ray Raimunidi; Public Advocate Candidates attorney Jared Rich attorney Dawn Smalls, Queens Councilman
Eric Ulrich and attorney Manny Alicandro met with Linda Berk, Riverbay Board of Directors president.
Photo by Laura Stone
LINCOLN’S DOCTOR HONORED AT ART SHOW
The Harlem Fine Arts Show celebrated a decade recognizing African Americans in art and its
third year of honoring African Americans in medicine on Friday, Febraury 15. This year’s Lincoln
Hospital honoree was Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of Perinatal Services and director
of Maternal Fetal Medicine. A perinatal consultant and womens’ health expert, Gaither’s expertise
is grounded in both research and her professional experience in caring for women with
multiple medical/surgical/fetal conditions in pregnancy. In her current role, Dr. Gaither serves
as the director of Perinatal Services/director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Lincoln.
Dr. Gaither (c) accepted her award from Dion Clarke, Harlem Fine Arts Show founder and
Vanessa Tyler. Clarke’s mother was a graduate of the Lincoln School for Nursing.
Photo courtesy of Lincoln Hospital
Community leaders and health professionals celebrated the unveiling of Union Community
Health Network’s Mobile Union Community Health Center on Friday, February 22 at 260 E.
The Mobile Union Community Health Center Unit. Photo by Fernando Justiniano
(l-r) Bernice Williams; Odis Guerrero, outreach director; Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez;
Senator Gustavo Rivera; Assemblyman Victor Pichardo; Dr. Douglas L. York, Sofi a Zayas,
Govenor Cuomo’s Offi ce; Laura Perloff, PhRMA; John O’Connor, PhRMA and Leydis De La
Cruz, Mobile Health director participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano