BSN, AAS, RN, FNP (s)
Born in the United States of America, raised in Haiti, Wendy Valerie Boisrond attended Sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus,a French based educational system school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At only fifteen (15) years old, she obtained a State Diploma of Culinary Arts at Secret Des Femmes. Wendy then moved to the United States in 2005 where she attended Ramapo High School and received her High School Diploma. She continued her studies and earned her Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts & Nutrition from Atlanta College in Georgia, in 2009. Since then, Chef Wendy has been catering for events and managing different restaurants including her family catering business, Yolimart, within the United States and Haiti.
Aware and sensitive to the needs of those around her, she wanted to do more and have a greater impact on society. In 2013, her career took an exciting turn when she became a Licensed Practical Nurse from Rockland BOCES. At that time, she credited that new found energy to succeed from the birth of her son Devon Michel. In 2015, she also earned an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Jersey College and Continuing Education in Public Health where she received an Award as “Patient Advocate”. In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor in Nursing from Chamberlain University. Being a relentless learner, since 2022, she has been pursuing a Master Degree in Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College in order to become a Nurse Practitioner. Wendy might one day get a Law Degree to support the nursing field as she understands that the more she learns, the better she can help her community.
Nurse Wendy has been committed to helping Haitian Americans in the Diaspora, and also, children in Haiti. She has been volunteering with organizations, like Haitian American Nurses Association,where she is the current elected Treasurer for the Hudson Valley New York chapter and a co-host for H.A.N.A. community weekly radio show, HASCO, and Rockland County Haiti Relief, doing fundraisers, back to school programs, food and clothing drives, brunches and more. Once, she traveled to different parts in Southern Haiti after the storm Mathew to bring donations such as food, school kits and health supplies to the people.
Thanks to her commitment at work and her volunteering deeds, Wendy has been nominated and received many awards and citations as the Humanitarian Award from Haitian American Professional Women Alliance (HAPWA) in 2016; the Distinguished Service Award of the County of Rockland in 2018 by Hon. Toney L. Earl (Chairman of the Legislature of Rockland County), from Ellen C. Jaffee, Member of the New York State Assembly, and from Rockland County Haiti Relief; the Outstanding Service Award in December 2020 by Cooperative Home Care Associates where she has been working since November 2018 as a Nursing Supervisor; the Service Award Covid-19 Vaccine Team from UltraCare in March 2021; also the Rising Star Award from Haitian Nurses Network in October 2022, where she is an active member of this organization.
Throughout her career, Wendy held many more positions. Her first Job in the nursing field was with Refuah Health Center (she even got to return to help during the 2020 Covid Crisis). In 2015, she worked as a Lead Nurse managing 3 group-homes, for New York Foundling Organization, overseeing and training staff members. In 2016, she also joined Sunshine Homecare, where she cared for Pediatric and Elderly Patients in a home setting. Since August 2021, she has been working at Good Samaritan Hospital as a Bedside Nurse.
These adventures have provided her with both a background in and a passion for women’s entrepreneurial leadership and program management. Nurse Wendy Valerie Boisrond is a reliable professional who wants to use her knowledge and the various experiences she gathered in allergy, internal medicine, podiatry, pediatric, adult and women’s health to uplift her patients and her community. Wendy likes to volunteer her time to social causes and to enjoy the beaches while in the motherland.