Carnetta Murphy-Clark


Carnetta Murphy-Clark
Board Member

While being involved with the advocacy program known as NORC, Carnetta Murphy-Clark was invited by Ms. Flo Wiley, the organization’s facilitator, to work with Harlem Advocates for
Seniors, Inc. (HAS).

Ms. Murphy-Clark earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from LaGuardia Community College while raising five children and working as a supervisor at Ayerst Laboratories. She later pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse and attended classes at Gold Water Memorial Hospital where she received certification as a Nurse’s Aide. Ms. Clark held the position of Hospital Police at Gold Water for fourteen years before retiring.

Retirement allowed another passion to flourish: volunteerism and helping those in need. She has volunteered as a Book Buddy, tutoring children attending P.S. 192 in Manhattan. and has also volunteered at the Harlem Hospitals waiting room, assisting mothers with various needs.

Ms. Clark is an advocate for all people in need and has been a positive contributor to our community. She is most proud of her work with the AARP/Tenant Association President of the Frederick E. Samuel MHOP ‚ÄúIntergenerational Engagement‚ÄĚ group. This enterprise has fostered a bridge in relationships between older adults and youth.

Ms. Clark‚Äôs lifetime of service is marked by many accomplishments, professional and personal. She says her most prestigious achievement was being elected as the ‚ÄúResident Association President‚ÄĚ of the Frederick E. Samuel MHOP in central Harlem.¬†She has been effectively serving in this position for more than twenty-seven years.