Naomi is a daughter of Brooklyn and, more importantly, a mother in Mill Basin. She is an all-around neighbor’s neighbor. Naomi’s roots are from the American South and the Caribbean; her family first came to New York in 1920 and to Brooklyn in the 1950’s. She was raised by her parents who are also lifelong Brooklynites. Her mother Joyce is a retired Clerk from Kings County Family Court and father Kevin is a retired MTA Bus Driver who now drives a non-profit library bus to local schools. Naomi’s sister is a Howard University and CUNY alum and works in Social Services and Naomi is a proud alumna of Temple University and Saint Peter’s.
Naomi is a career public service professional and has dedicated her life to improving her community and borough as a whole. She has done this work as a Chief of Staff and former Director at Girl Scouts and at The Campaign Against Hunger and also through community organizations with which she does an incalculable amount of community service. Naomi is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Order of Eastern Star where she is the presiding officer of her chapter. Naomi is a member of the PTA of her son’s public school and spends a great deal of her time supporting her son’s Cub Scout pack and youth sports team.
Naomi is literally the person that everyone calls on to explain governmental and political explanations. She organizes and participates in annual Voter Registration Drives and has registered more than 100 Brooklynites to vote. Most recently, at the height of the Pandemic, Naomi started 10:00am senior call time where she would ring the phones of her senior neighbors that hadn’t opened their blinds by 10:00am. “Seniors love the morning sun. When they don’t come outside or open their blinds it’s usually a sign that something is wrong. Even before the Pandemic, I would routinely ask for neighbors I hadn’t seen in a while... back then it was safe to have my son knock on their door with a piece of fruit – which was really just an excuse to see them. In April of 2020, about 11 seniors were found dead in a senior building near my job. My heart sank when I thought about all of the seniors on my block that live alone; it could take their families days to figure out something bad may have happened. I’m right here and I can see if a house looks too still.”
Naomi’s passion for community and her knowledge of political systems will make her an effective leader and ensure that she can and will speak truth to power. Her demands for answers will give us the accountability that we need. Naomi’s track-record of being an exemplary neighbor and willingness to always lend a helping hand sets the state perfectly for volunteerism that we can depend on for the volunteer role of District Leader.
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