RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Jacqueline Cassagnol, founder and president of Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR), Inc., is one of Daily Voice's community advisors for its Ramapo site. Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events.
She is a registered nurse with her Master's Degree in Nursing Education, and Post Master's Degree in Nursing Administration. As a result of Cassagnol’s experience in preparing for and assisting with victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she founded WCFR to provide health education, first aid, and disaster-preparedness training.
She has presented locally, nationally and internationally at nursing conferences about WCFR and its collaboration with other non-profit organizations to improve global health outcomes. In addition, Ms. Cassagnol has presented at an International Research Congress regarding a disaster preparedness project that she initiated through WCFR in collaboration with Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) at Faculte des Science Infirmieres a Leogane (FSIL), a nursing school in Haiti.
She has been recognized with numerous distinguished awards for her community services. Cassagnol is also a nursing professor at Dominican College, a Rockland Community Emergency Responsive Team (CERT) member, a Leadership Rockland (LR) member, a HANA member, a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing leadership succession committee member, and a founding member and immediate past vice-president of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce.