Dr. Lorna E. Chambers-Andrade
Dr. Lorna contracted polio before the vaccine was developed and as a result, she overcame many struggles with fighting for equality and was able to succeed with family support, very good health care and studying diligently. Dr. Lorna’s Nursing Career and Business career spans the sum of 47+ years now. She holds a BSN in Nursing ME.d in Education and Administration, and MBA-Ph.D in Health Education and Administration. She is a retired Professor in Professional Nursing education, and Gerontology and in Health education and Administration and also has experience and in Holistic health education. Dr Lorna remains very active as an Activist for civil rights and voting rights, and as a guest teacher, speaker, lobbyist, workshop designer and consultant for both institutions of higher learning as well as non-profit organizations.
Dr. Lorna has been involved in the past as Vice-President of Brookline and Martha’s Vineyard Visiting Nurse Association, Past President of New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Past Board member-The Board of registration in Nursing, commonwealth of Massachusetts, President of MV League of Women Voters, President Martha’s Vineyard Women Club, Vice President Martha’s Vineyard NAACP, President of MV Methodist Society, Vice President M. V. Association of African American Life and History, Martha’s Vineyard COTTAGERS a 100 Black Women, Philantropic Organization, which dates back to 1956, M.V. Healthy Aging Association and many other important and influential organizations.
She is listed in Who’s Who Biographical, National and International listings as a Professional Researcher. She continues to downsize the number of Board seats she holds from 20 which she has held throughout the years. Dr. Lorna is a member of the Famous Polar Bears,Inc., she loves the water aerobics, to help keep her walking. She a widow and resides in Edgartown.