National Association of Professional Women Names Kezia Roopnarine, Program Director at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, a VIP Professional Woman of the Year

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Kezia D. Roopnarine is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Kezia into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Kezia D. Roopnarine as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in nonprofit management. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Kezia into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Kezia Roopnarine has been volunteering and working in nonprofits for a number of years. Her current role is Program Director at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides “comprehensive services and programs to youth, families, immigrants and seniors in the western Queens community.”

Ms. Roopnarine first joined the nonprofit in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant in the Youth Services Program. A diligent and dedicated worker, she was soon promoted to Advantage Program Director, where she oversees the after-school program at a local school.

Passionate about doing all she can to help those who need it most, Ms. Roopnarine is currently in the process of starting her own nonprofit: GROW (Guidance, Resources, & Opportunities for Women). The organization will provide educational and social opportunities, along with support and mentor-ship, for underserved women. She is also currently involved with a number of other nonprofit groups, including UNH, City Year, City Harvest, Pencils of Promise and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Awards & Accomplishments:
M.S., Fordham University, Nonprofit Management; B.S., Queens College, Secondary Education

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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