Women's Global Cancer Alliance


November 5, 2018Welcomed Additions by admin

NOVEMBER 5, 2018—WGCA is proud to welcome Hilda Alcindor and Jim Frey to our Council Board of Directors.   Haiti born and educated, Dean Hilda Alcindor’s career includes service in the United States Air Force and nearly 30 years as a registered nurse. She currently serves as dean of FSIL (Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal School of Nursing of Haiti) School of Nursing, ranked as the top nursing school in Haiti by the Ministry of Public Health.   She graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Infirmieres (National School of Nursing) in Port-au Prince, Haiti, and received a BA in Health Services Administration from Union Institute in Miami, Florida. She holds a Certificate in Managing Quality Health Care Systems from Florida International University. Dean Alcindor also has certifications in Quality Assurance/Discharge Planning/ Utilization Review; Case Management; CPR; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; and as an Educator.   In 2014 Dean Hilda was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, in Washington, DC; has been active in the Haitian-American Nurses Association; and is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Creole.   Dean Hilda has been instrumental in mentoring and placing nursing staff in WGCA’s clinic in Gonaives, Haiti. Our former clinic director, Danta Bien-Aime, studied under Dean Hilda at FSIL and is now studying at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar.   Ohio native Jim Frey is Senior Vice President/Acquisitions and Development with Redwood Communities, a regional developer of single- and multi-family housing properties. His 33-year career in finance and real estate includes experience with land acquisition, construction, entitlement and banking and property management.   Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University. His early career includes working as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Jim’s community service includes seven years on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society.   Jim is well-known to WGCA through his fundraising by bike. He raised $80,000 by biking from Mackinac Island, Michigan to Rochester, New York, a gift that was instrumental in financing development of our clinic in Gonaives, Haiti. In 2017, Jim and his cycling partners in FivesXFive rode 1,700 miles from Minneapolis to New Orleans to raise money in support of WGCA.   To Jim, cancer is personal. He has lost his father, a sister and a brother-in-law to cancer. A brother and another sister are cancer survivors.   WGCA thanks Dean Hilda and Jim for their commitment to saving lives and impacting cancer through their work on our council board.

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