Karen M. Cerna to be inducted into the "2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment" presented by The Hispanic Network on May 7th, Westbury Manor and sponsored by Briarcliffe College!
Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
KAREN M. CERNA
to be inducted as a member of the
"2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment"
She will be honored by the The Hispanic Network LLC
in partnership with Legendary Events
and its benefactor
along with other deserving individuals on
Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8pm
1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury
To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
Below is a brief summary of Karen Cerna's outstanding accomplishments:
Karen, first born American of two loving parents from El Salvador and Spain, is a 1995 graduate of Long Beach High School and 1999 graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a B.A in Communication Arts. She has strived to make her parents and family proud by being the first in her family to obtain a US college degree.
Karen has been with The Late Show with David Letterman for over 12 years. She was hired as a part time employee in the Audience department and has risen to her current position as the Senior Audience Coordinator for the show.
She began her career in 1999 with 20th Century FOX as an intern for talk show “Forgive or Forget”. She has also worked on various productions such as The Ainsley Harriet Show, MTV, “Making The Band”, and “Club La Bomba” with Sophia Vergara.
Karen is a firm believer in the importance of advocating and giving back to the community, which is why she currently serves on the Board of Directors of two Non-Profit Organizations, S.T.R.O.N.G (Struggling To Reunite Our New Generation) Youth and Sinergia. During her time with these organizations she also focuses on raising funds for them as well as many other Non Profit organizations. In addition she has served on the board at The Long Beach Latino Civic Association and volunteered for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, Long Beach Community schools, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Long Island Latino International Film Festival, New York International Latino Film Festival, to name a few.
Karen is also a member of The Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Cristian Rivera Foundation and The Hispanic Network.
The "2013 TOP 25 ADVOCATES FOR LATINO EMPOWERMENT" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at the Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net; or Maria Morales-Prieto at (516)319-9576.
A portion of the proceeds support the Hemsptead Hispanic Civic Association's important programs and services!
When & Where
Long Island's Champions for Familes benefits RotaCare!
RotaCare: Free Health Care for People in Need
Founded in 1992 by members of the Mineola‐Garden City Rotary Club, RotaCare was created to serve the needs of the uninsured on Long Island. It began when a group of concerned volunteers met at the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead. Many of these volunteers recognized that in addition to food, the medical needs of their clients were not met adequately by the healthcare system. Through the collaborative efforts of the Rotary Club, local healthcare professionals, area residents, and Mercy Hospital, a “MASH” team was formed to operate weekly at the soup kitchen. RotaCare was born. Since its inception, RotaCare has remained a Rotary District project and supported by concerned companies, organizations and individuals to sustain its good works and benefits to the community by providing free health care to people in need. In 2007, RotaCare expanded its scope again, and moved to larger quarters at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Family Care Facility in Uniondale.
RotaCare Contact Information
Located on the grounds of the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility
875 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11556