Please join the MCNY Community in congratulating alumna and adjunct professor, Dr. Greta Strong, BBA’02, MPA’0,4 on receiving the 2023 United States Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award!

“I had so many conflicting emotions when I learned about this award – I was both humbled and proud,” said Dr. Strong. “It is one of the highlights of my lif,e professionally and personally, to be singled out and recognized by our administration.” She attributes her desire to make an impact on her family’s long tradition of providing distinguished service to the communities “where they place their feet.”

Dr. Strong is also an assistant professor of community outreach teaching in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has received the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of thousands of hours of volunteer service in the healthcare education arena. Learn more about Dr. Strong in the article on Weill Cornell

More About Greta R. Strong, EdD., MPA, MSc., HS-BCP

Dr. Greta Strong is an Assistant Professor of Community Outreach Teaching in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. She serves on the Weill Cornell Dean’s Community Advisory Board. 

Greta is an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York and is a Dissertation Committee Chair in the St. John Fisher University, Doctor of Education program.

Dr. Strong serves on several boards and committees, most notably, Vitiligo Bond Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, coalition member group of the National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. This foundation supports people living with Vitiligo. She is a board member of a community-academic partnership composed of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University inter-disciplinary team of scientists, representing public health, medical informatics, vascular/neurology stroke center and the Digital Community Advisory Board guiding research to develop a novel, community-centered digital solution for stroke care.

She is an advisor to Making the Impossible Possible (MIPO), a non-profit organization conducting valuable work in improving the lives of immigrant youth and their families residing in the New York Metropolitan area and abroad. MIPO provides professional development training for educators in Haiti, distributes school supplies, and provides scholarships to graduating high school immigrants. She is a board member of Ajalon Int’l Charity, a non-profit group providing philanthropic assistance to twenty college students in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, and several other grassroots organizations dedicated to the health and welfare of women and children in underserved areas globally.

She co-chaired the Women’s Roundtable Action Platform of Trinidad and Tobago, a group of women in the diaspora connecting, engaging, and empowering other dynamic women locally and globally through mentorship, education, and training. 

For her dedication to educating and enriching the lives of communities here and abroad, she has received proclamations, congressional recognition, and official citations from the New York State Senate, elected officials, and community leaders. She is the recipient of many awards, most notably, 2023 U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award; National Medal of Honor for Inspiring Initiative from The September 12th Guild; Inaugural Global Citizen Award from 100 Black Men of New York, Inc.; National Council of Negro Women’s Executive Leadership Award; MIPO Award – Outstanding Citizenship Hall of Fame; Weill Cornell Medicine – Pioneers in Diversity Award; Metropolitan College of New York – Crystal Award; St. John Fisher College – Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., School of Education Award for Exemplary Performance in Leadership; and Haitian-American Business Network Chamber of Commerce – Leadership and Service Award.