MSN, BSN, RN
Farrah Fils-Aimé is the eldest of five children and only daughter of Jerome and Marie-Marthe Fils-Aimé who migrated to the United States in 1976 from the beautiful country of Haiti “La Pearl des Antilles”. Ms. Fils-Aimé is a lifelong Rocklander and a graduate of Spring Valley High School. Her parents instilled in her the value and importance of education, being a hard worker, being supportive, and a leader.
Shortly after high school Farrah was given the opportunity to lead her colleagues at the United Artist Theater of Spring Valley as an Assistant Manager. She worked there for seven years managing the daily revenue and leading her team to service the community through enjoyable entertainment. Ms. Fils-Aimé decided that she wanted to enhance her career and decided to go back to school and enrolled at Rockland Community College (RCC). While taking courses towards a business major she learned that United Artist Theater would be closing some of their sites and her Spring Valley site would be one of them. Being the strong-minded and optimistic individual that she is, she found employment at Rockland ARC Inc. working as a Direct Care Professional while working per diem as a medical assistant at Helen Hayes Hospital. She enjoyed caring for her patients so much that she opted for a career change and enrolled at Rockland BOCES LPN fast track program and graduated on June 15, 2005.
She obtained her first nursing position at Montefiore Medical Group in Bronx, NY. While serving the Bronx community Ms. Fils-Aimé decided to continue her education and went back to school to further her education. On June 8, 2008, she graduated from RCC with an associate degree in applied science and math and on April 26, 2009, Ms. Fils-Aimé became an alumnus of Helene Fuld College of Nursing earning her associate degree in nursing. Ms. Fils-Aimé went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in nursing at the College of New Rochelle graduating cum laude. Working in a health center gave Ms. Fils-Aimé the opportunity to work closely with the community and share her knowledge.
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake impacted her family’s homeland that deeply moved her to want to be on the frontline providing aid. To those in need. Shortly after the earthquake Ms. Fils-Aimé joined the Haitian American Nurses Association of Rockland County Inc. now known as Haitian American Nurses Association of Hudson Valley, NY, Inc. (H.A.N.A.) and assisted on three medical missions to Haiti and led the triaging section of these missions. She also assisted with an educational mission to St. Kitts in collaboration with Helping Hands and Beyond, Inc.
Ms. Fils-Aimé currently sits on the Executive Board as the First Vice President. During her tenure with H.AN.A., Ms. Fils-Aimé was awarded “Nurse of the Year” in October 2011 and “Outstanding Achievement and Appreciation” by HANA’s leadership team and membership in September 2014 for her commitment to HANA’s mission and the communities they serve locally and abroad. Ms. Fils-Aimé was also awarded a Leadership Award in Nursing from the College of New Rochelle in May 2016. On May 27th, 2016. Any Paul, Rockland County Legislator, honored five local nurses who reside in the county and has helped better serve their community with a “Selfless in their Service to Others” award. Ms. Fils-Aimé was one of the five chosen. On May 28th, 2017, Ms. Fils-Aimé was chosen as one of three Marshalls for the traditional yearly May 18th Haitian Flag Day Parade of Unity in Spring Valley, NY for her selfless advocacy and dedication to her patients and volunteerism. While employed at Hudson River Health Inc., she held a full-time leadership position as a Patient Care Advisor for the Hudson Valley Region. During her tenure at Hudson River Health Inc., Ms. Fils-Aimé was awarded employee of the month in January 2012. She sat on the best practice team, assisted in providing continuing education and enjoys coaching and mentoring her colleagues and providing quality service to the Hudson Valley community at large. In December 2022 Ms. Fils-Aimé completed a master’s degree in nursing administration at Suny Delhi, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau and currently serves the Hudson Valley, New York, Community as Nurse Case Manager for Bon Secours Medical Group of Westchester Medical Center.