My primary interest has always been philanthropy. Most of my life has been dedicated to helping others. Raising awareness for causes and their missions is my priority. I often chair events or am involved with charities in some capacity. My ability to encourage people to participate in and donate to causes is one of my strengths. I chaired the National Meningitis Association event in New York City for the past 5 years with Gary Springer. To learn more and view my work and list of people I have helped bring on board please go to nmaus.org I was humbled to be amongst the NMA Honorees in 2012 and am honored to be the recipient of the Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award. There are many charitable organizations and philanthropists in the areas in which I reside; New York City, Southampton, and Greenwich, CT. I often write about and photograph causes as an additional way to raise awareness. My work has been published in magazines and on websites including The Stewardship Report (Luce Foundation),The Insider, Times Square Gossip, sdmackpictures.com, manhattansociety.com, The Quest for It, Black Tie and Gladys magazines to name a few. I have strong working relationships with people from all walks of life and work closely with philanthropists, celebrities, corporate leaders, founders of charitable organizations and those in need to incorporate members of the media, photographers, public relations people, publishers and editors who share a common goal, to help others. My charitable affiliations are broad. I am a DAR: Daughter of the American Revolution, member of the Jr League of Greenwich, CT. and The National Arts Club, former Board of Director of The Worldwide Childrens Foundation of NY, and currently serve on several nonprofit committees: Best Buddies with Anthony Kennedy Shriver, ACE for the Homeless with Henry Buhl, The Global Stress Initiative, RUSH Philanthropic and others. I have also been involved with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Awards, Sentebale, The Bob Woodruff Foundation and countless missions and events that can be viewed on this website and others. My education as a Registered Nurse and specialty in ICU Trauma and Neurology has helped shape my ability to empathize with those in need. During my tenure as a nurse, I met John Casablancas of Elite Models at a seminar and was invited to NYC to model. Modeling allowed me to travel the world and learn about various people and cultures. I lived in NYC and Europe for several years, working in numerous television, print and radio campaigns. After studying acting with Stella Adler and others, I often played the role of a nurse on soap operas. Playing a Model/Spokesperson for Keri Lotion internationally for 3 years and performing in their TV, print and radio campaigns was a special job for me. I'm a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA eligible. You can view some videos on WSHG-TV. My children (Justin and Alana) are my greatest accomplishments. They are involved with various charities and perform community service on a regular basis. Justin and Alana were given the special titles of Teen Health Advocates by the National Meningitis Association because of their endeavors. My column in The Stewardship Report is titled "Herbert's Heroes", Black Tie Magazine's is titled, "Affairs from the Heart." These titles describe what I do best. Charity work is my passion, helping others has been my love affair, recognizing those who give back and do good are my heroes and it's all from the heart. We all get the chance to walk through this life once, it is up to us to know how to use our strengths not just to help ourselves but to help others and try and make the world a better place. The path I have chosen is to attempt to help as many people as I can, in whatever large or small way possible. To contact me, email: firstname.lastname@example.org To view videos go to WSHG-TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/shg712
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