Jacqueline Crawford is a nurse practitioner in cardiology who has practiced nursing for more than 30 years. Her true passion is teaching her community about health and heart disease. Jacqueline has worked in several critical areas in her field, including the Critical Care Unit, the Internal Care Unit, and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. She was a pioneer in nursing in Northwell Health South Shore University Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab. In 2005 when the new catheterization lab opened, Jacqueline was the first nurse practitioner in the unit and trained more than ten nurse practitioners who followed. Jacqueline’s is also an assistant professor at the State University at Farmingdale’s School of Nursing. For the last 20 years, she has been organizing health fairs and other health care initiatives for the community as the Chair of the Health and Human Services Facet of the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In 2020, she received an award for outstanding leadership and volunteerism in her community from Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Central Islip, NY.
Jacqueline became a member of the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated in 2005. She has served many roles during this time, including being co-chair of the protocol. Additionally, she has served on multiple committees, including the Arts facet, Services to Youth facet, and the one she holds most dear, the Health and Human Services Committee. Jacqueline has been the chair of this award-winning facet since 2008. Jacqueline learned from her mother how important it is to give back to her community at a young age as both her mother and sisters are all members of the Links Incorporated. Community service is a family affair, and she enjoys serving alongside them.