Yuwanna Landau, ANP-C, MSN, AAHIVS, an adult nurse practitioner at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., was honored Oct. 17 with the LI Chapter Service Award at the Long Island Coalition of Black Trade Unionists annual gala in Carle Place, N.Y.
Landaus clinical background includes work in hospice/palliative care, home healthcare and HIV/AIDS primary healthcare. She has spent the last 13 years practicing in a center at NUMC that focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for adults.
Landau also has provided services to people in the aftermath of natural disasters. She was in Haiti to provide care after the 2010 earthquake with Project Medishare, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive healthcare and development services.
During Superstorm Sandy last fall, Landau worked with the Red Cross.
In addition, Landau volunteers with Chabad Center for Jewish Living, delivering meals to the elderly on Long Island. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor and competed in the New York City marathon.
Long Island CBTU is active in raising funds locally, including providing scholarships for deserving young students. The organization also contributes at least $500 a year to the American Cancer Society through the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach.