New York Main Representative at UN for NGO
Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)
300 Stafford Street; Suite 265
Springfield, MA 01104
Born in Puerto Rico in 1971, Joanne Rivera has resided in New York City since 1990. Mother of 3 children, one boy and two girls, she has dedicated her work to improve maternal and child health. All throughout school and college education at Greenfield Community college and Bay State Mini Medical School in Massachusetts, the emphasis was on: make all efforts to understand different customs and learn to respect the differences. She is bilingual (English and Spanish) and welcomes challenges to resolve conflicts.
Her extensive training includes: management, scheduling, money-management, organize and supervise care for the disabled. She has provided care for consumers with severe medical disabilities, hip and knee joint replacements, seizures, cerebral palsy, and incontinence. Her expertise also includes accurate records of medication, progress notes, safety plan and wound care. She has worked for 4 years with Behavioral Health Network and Western Massachusetts Elder Care, Inc. before joining Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC).
Joined in 2007 as Office Manager of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) she has worked tirelessly to get various projects and programs of WHEC, in maternal and child health, off the ground. That is how the interest in international project and program development started.
As we begin our next chapter of the development of this Global Initiative, we all welcome her in the challenging role of Main NGO Representative of WHEC at the United Nations. Working at WHEC her duties include: coordinating collaboration with a diverse group of professionals from United Nations, intra-country, national, regional and local agencies, universities, schools of public health, community organizations and professional societies.
We hope our efforts are helpful in implementing improved and informed care. We hope that our initiatives will provide a useful factual basis for action, for all those working for Safe Motherhood.
Dedicated to Women's and Children's Well-being and Health Care Worldwide