KARLENE M. CHINQUEE, M.D., F.A.C.O.G,
President & CEO, Chairperson, Board of Directors
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The founder of Heartbeats of the World is Dr. Karlene ChinQuee, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and attended Ardenne High School
for the first two years before leaving for the United States. Dr. ChinQuee is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist.
DIANE ASHTON, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President and Director
Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Associate Director, March of Dimes National Office, New York.
THELMA JOHNSON, Treasurer and Director
Retired Hotel Executive, Director of Housekeeping and Maintenance, Helmsley Corporation.
ROBERT LONGMAN, Secretary and Director Of Counsel; Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; former Vice President
General Counsel, Celanese Corporation and Hoechst Celanese Corporation
PATRICIA CHIN, OD, Director
Founder V-P Records
DAVID M. LEBER, Director
CEO, Leber-Andesa Advisors, Inc.
KATHRYN LEBER, Director
ROBERT DeSOUZA, Director
CEO, Trans-Continental Express Shippers
SABRINA HoSANG, Director
Chief Operating Officer, Caribbean Food Delights
VINCENT HoSANG, OD, Director
President, Caribbean Food Delights
Heartbeats of the World is very fortunate to have the benefit of advice and guidance from many distinguished honorary chairpersons, honorary advisors, advisors and supporters, whose names are listed below.
THE HON. DR. BASIL BRYAN
Former Ambassador and Consul General of Jamaica
THE HON. HARRY J. FOUCHE
Economist, Former Consul General of Haiti in New York
THE HON. GENEIVE BROWN METZGER
Consul General of Jamaica
THE HON. LENNOX O. PRICE
Consul General of Barbados
THE HON. DR. HAROLD ROBERTSON
Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago
FATHER GREGORY RAMKISSOON
Executive Director, Mustard Seed Communities
Executive Director, Hibiscus Foundation
Miss Universe 1998
REVEREND CANON CALVIN C. MCINTYRE
Church of the Good Shepherd
MICHAEL J. TAMURA
Author and Lecturer
Advisors and Supporters
Judith Alexis, RN
Barbara Bartlik, MD
Maurice Beer, MD
Beverly and Sam Carlson
Julie Chapin, Esq.
Celia Christie-Samuels, MD, MPH, FAAP
Michael Divon, MD
Theresa Gayle, LPN
Eustace and Florence Gordon
Charles B. Johnson
Marc Kasowitz, Esq.
Ranya Khalil, Esq.
Marie Dominique-Lougine, RN
Blythe Lovinger, Esq.
Leisa Smith Lundy, Esq.
Hyacinth Meizle, RN, JP
Alexis Moore, PhD
Sabrina Mitchell, Esq.
Rosetta Mullings-Ffriend, RN
Kerice Pinckney, MD
Michele Rodney, JD
Daniel and Joanna Rose
Tamer Seckin, MD
Beverlyn Smith, RN
Pamela Threets, RN
Karen Weiner, Esq.
Dr. ChinQuee has been awarded the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes distinguished Americans from various ethnic backgrounds who made significant contributions to our national heritage. The list of past recipients includes Presidents Reagan, Ford, Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Barbara Walters, Donald Trump and Lee Iacocca.
In 2009 Dr. ChinQuee received the Shining Star Award from the Lenox Hill Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology for her leadership of Heartbeats of the World. In 2010, Dr. ChinQuee received the Vice Chancellor’s Award from the Foundation for the University of the West Indies for her leadership of Heartbeats of the World.