The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (JPA) is pleased to announce that its own Associate Director of Nursing, Marie Gallant, RN, BSN, has been named a 2021 Power Woman of Queens by Schneps Media. She will join other influential women in Queens to receive her award at a Cocktail Reception at Terrace on the Park on September 22, 2021.
Ms. Gallant exemplifies a lifetime of nursing dreams, excellent credentials and experience as a dedicated nurse and administrator.
Ms. Gallant grew up in Haiti and was exposed to Community Nursing at an early age by her aunt who was a nurse, and it was her dream to follow in her footsteps. She received her LPN certificate from VEEB Nursing School and her Associates Degree in Nursing at Nassau Community College. One year later, she obtained her bachelor’s degree online at Chamberlain University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Aspen University. October 2021 will make Nurse Gallant’s 9th year at JPA.
Ms. Gallant was one of the first JPA nurses to be stricken by COVID-19 and it took six weeks for her to recuperate and get back to work. Her dedication to her family, nursing colleagues and to JPA kept her going through some very challenging times. “To hear our patients express their gratitude for remaining open to provide them with needed healthcare was priceless to me,” she explained. “I’ll never forget that.”
“Ms. Gallant continues to be a wonderful asset to JPA – a true Power Woman,” says Miriam Y. Vega, JPA’s CEO. “She steps in to assist every time we need her, contributes her expertise and solves problems while always thinking of the patients first.”
“This is not an easy time to be a nurse,” says Ms. Gallant. The pandemic has brought many challenges no one ever dreamed of before. I am so proud to be among an outstanding group of JPA nurses who, under some of most challenging times they have ever faced, continue to do their jobs with expertise, compassion and pride.”