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Nativita Toussaint Merone

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in boardmembers |

nativinaNativita Toussaint Merone was born in Petite Riviere de l’Artibonite, Haiti. She was raised and went to primary school there until her parents moved to Port-au-Prince where she attended high school and university. Two years after high school graduation in 1986, she immigrated to Brooklyn, New York.

She met Jean Ulrick Merone in Brooklyn, New York, in 1990 and they were married two years later, moving soon after to Philadelphia. They have two children, both born in Philadelphia. The family is very active in their church community. Nativita is Assistant Treasurer, and both she and her husband teach Sunday school.

 

She has worked as an EKG Technician. And she has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Gwynedd Square Center in Lansdale, PA, and Willow Terrace in Philadelphia, PA. She has also completed courses in EMT-B Paramedics, EMS Educational Methodology, and Medical Interpretation.

 

Currently, she volunteers as a Medical Interpreter at her local church, helping members who do not speak English. She volunteers also as a Medical Interpreter in Abington Hospital’s Diversity Department. She is fluent in French, French Creole and English.

 

Nativita has been an active member of the American Red Cross since 2010 after the earthquake destroyed her hometown.