Blanchard Honored as Prominent Member of Community

Special to the Independent

Earlier this week, Antoinette Octave Blanchard was honored by the Boston Caribbean American Association at the first annual Caribbean of the Commonwealth breakfast at the State House. She was nominated by Rep. Joe McGonagle.

“It was an honor to nominate Antoinette as one of the first ever honorees of the Boston Caribbean American Association,” said McGonagle. “Not only does she do great work for our City, but she is an excellent representation of Caribbean culture and a role model for many. I’m grateful for the opportunity to recognize her and congratulate her on all her hard work. Thank you to Rep. Christopher Worrell for organizing this event and Cathy Draine, Everett’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for joining us also.” Ms. Blanchard was born in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian immigrant parents. She was raised primarily in Cambridge and is a graduate of Curry College. Today, Antoinette serves as the Health and Human Services Equity Access Officer for the City of Everett. In this role, she is instrumental in helping residents navigate community resources, connecting them with essential organizations, and advocating for their diverse needs. She is a proud wife and mom of 3 with hopes of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health to further help others in the field of health equity. She carries her strong Haitian background with her in all of her endeavors

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