Along with significant contributions in the corporate business specifically the Cosmetic Industry, Lorna Welshman-Neblett has been integrally involved in community activities that do not exclude her homeland, Guyana. Giving back to her homeland is among her priorities. She is actively involved in the Cambridge Academy Alumni Association International where they provide School Supplies, computers and teaching materials for two schools in Guyana.
However, more importantly, Lorna’s determination and zeal steered the formation of Health Education Relief Organization for Cancer, (H.E.R.O.C.) in October 2013 after she retired. She leads a Team of motivated community persons in the work for Cancer Care and Health Education for Guyana.
As the President of this Board of Directors, she continues to commit and display her organizing skills as they strive for continued excellence. Over the years, Lorna was the recipient of many awards, which includes the Community Service Award by Key Women of America, Inc., a Congressional Award by the Health Education Relief Organization in New York, one of the recipients of The Network Journal’s 25th Anniversary honoring twenty five Influential Black Women in Business, Monsignor Paul Jervis for her dedicated service to the Guyana Mass Committee and a Citation from the Ms. Melinda Katz, President of the Borough of Queens for her outstanding commitment and loyalty to the Impressions Dance Theatre.
The charge given by John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” is this Organization’s driving force as we focus on giving ‘Cancer the Boot’ specifically by assisting Guyanese Cancer patients medically, emotionally and providing guidance on cancer care.