The people who make Image Impact International’s mission possible are III’s volunteers and board members. Through hours of help, support, and inspiration to all of us, our volunteers and board members contribute an array of diverse talents to our nonprofit.
Charnette serves as the Treasurer for Image Impact International. Charnette is employed as a Senior Associate working with Insurance Life and Annuity New Business for New York Life Insurance Company, located in the heart of Manhattan. Charnette lives in New Jersey, and has a real passion for volunteering with nonprofits.
Charnette is a member of ENABLES and recently spear headed the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People’s (CCVIP) 11th Annual Conference for Visually Impairment and Employment, Policy and Practice at NYC’s Baruch College. The conference’s presentations and workshops followed the theme of “Take Action”. The Keynote Speaker was Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, whose presentation is available via YouTube.
Charnette also serves as a mentor for New Alternatives for Children Inc. (NAC). New Alternatives for Children provides support of birth, foster, and adoptive families throughout New York City who are caring for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses and special medical needs at home. NAC keeps children safe from abuse or neglect and works to keep children out of institutions and in nurturing, loving homes.
We are proud to share that Charnette has been selected to represent New York Life along with Matthew Nelson of Corporate Responsibility at the 2018 Mayoral Recognition Event on April 30th.
Charnette’s passion for life and giving is personal.
“I am visually impaired with a large percentage of loss of sight due to Glaucoma. Being diagnosed with Glaucoma 5 years ago, as well as undergoing 2 surgeries, has made me realize the value of vision and not take things in life for granted. Volunteering is my Joy in Life.”
Thank you, Charnette, for all you do to help and serve Image Impact International as well as so many others. It is a joy to work with you!