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Caribbean American State Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam to participate in WETATi International Women's Conference.

By Leonard Madu
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State Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam will participate in the annual WETATi International Women's Conference. WETATi stands for Women Empowered To Achieve The Impossible. The conference will be held on March 29-30, in Linthicum, Maryland. Ms. Nathan Pulliam will bring greetings to the conference.

Born in Jamaica, she is the first Caribbean born person and the first African Caribbean nurse to be elected to the Maryland General Assembly in its 433 session history. She was first elected to the house of delegates in 1994 and reelected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. She was the past President of the Women Legislators of Maryland in 2007 session, past 1st Vice Chair of Maryland Legislative Black Caucus and current Chair of the Black Caucus Health Policy Committee. She has attended the past six democratic conventions and was elected a President Clinton delegate in 1991. Some of her key legislative initiatives include funding for Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment programs, Oral Cancer Mortality Reduction Program and treatment for co-occurring disorders-substance abuse and mental illness. “She is a people's politician, always accessible and always ready to assist her constituents”, said Margaret Dureke, founder and President of WETATi.

She has received numerous honors, including the Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Public Health Equity Lecture Series by the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2011. “Ms. Nathan-Pulliam's contribution to the Caribbean community in Maryland and nationally cannot be underestimated”, said Dr. Leonard Madu, President of the African Caribbean Institute of Nashville.

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