From The Bronx Times, published 1/8/2021:

Schneps Media will once again celebrate the strong, female leadership involved in the Bronx’s political, business, cultural, healthcare, and other sectors at the Power Women of the Bronx Virtual Event. A “star power” Bronx woman is Debbian Fletcher-Blake of the healthcare organization Vocational Instruction Project (VIP) Community Services, Inc.

As CEO, Fletcher-Blake has provided steady leadership to VIP as the Bronx community battles the global fight against COVID-19. Fletcher-Blake has worked collaboratively both internally and externally to ensure that VIP remains open to serve patients and clients, including providing COVID testing to the community. Under DOH guidance, VIP began providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of December and will continue through the pandemic.

Fletcher-Blake has been active in building culturally competent workforces, tackling healthcare inequities and focusing on strategies to eliminate disparities, and working to ensure community members are active participants in deciding systems of care. Her vision and commitment to improve the health and well-being of the community is strengthened by her belief that we are partners and together we can heal, plan and work to achieve great things. Under Fletcher-Blake’s leadership and determination, VIP remains a reliable and critical resource for the Bronx and the surrounding areas.

Ms. Fletcher-Blake will be featured in a virtual event on January 14, 2021 at 7pm. Register to attend the event: