International healthcare and relief work

Ms. Re now practices midwifery at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY, covering gynecological care, family planning, delivery, and post-partum care. A wide variety of immigrant communities make Queens one of the most diverse places in the world, and Re’s practice reflects this authentic melting pot. Her patients speak Spanish, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Swahili, and Urdu, so qualified translators, are on hand. Still, Re’s experience and intuition allow her to provide compassionate care that needs no translation.

International healthcare and relief work has figured prominently in Re’s career. After graduating from nursing school, she volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent two years in Liberia, West Africa. She practiced and taught midwifery and basic nursing to local practitioners, hoping that maternal health care would continue to improve even after their mission was completed.

Ms. Re worked with Midwives for Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, providing primary, essential gynecological healthcare to the women in the tent cities of Port Au Prince. She is a crucial member and has constantly been traveling on every trip A Stitch in Time has organized, providing surgical and post-operative care, and supervising the interaction with local health care providers.