A Medical Doctor by profession, Chantal Turnier has devoted herself to community service particularly in the areas of clinical and population health. Over the years, she has acquired tremendous experience as a Clinician and Healthcare Administrator working at various institutions. Currently, Dr. Turnier works at Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC); in the capacity of Associate Director, where she spearheads the Lactation Program to ensure that goals of the intiative are met as mandated by the NYS Dept. of Health. She also works at Bedford Medical Group; a multi-specialty practice as the Office Manager overseeing its operations.
In Dr. Turnier’s various roles at KCHC, she worked as Associate Director in the Dept. of HIV Services overseeing the Family Centered Care unit, (FCC); where children and families living with HIV are cared for. She was Assistant Director of the Haitian Community Resilience Initiative; a state-funded program designed to assist Haitians living in New York State who were then affected by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010.
Dr. Turnier’s steadfast commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS started in the 90’s where she was Program Coordinator of HIV/AIDS Services at Caribbean Women's Health Association and provided case management and support services to families living with HIV. Dr. Turnier has taught at Healthcare Institute; where she provided allied health training to adult students. She has the passion for integrating teaching methodologies, technologies, and delivery systems that respond to the needs of participants and the community they serve. She is an effective communicator, presenter and health education expert and has facilitated training on Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS to registered nurses, nurse's aides and home attendants at Best Care Inc., and All Boro Services .
Dr. Turnier was born in Haiti and studied Medicine in Mexico. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English. Her multi-lingual skills coupled with her dedication to community work have made her an asset to many organizations.
Despite her many commitments, Dr. Turnier finds time to serve on the Board of the Aesclepius Medical Society. She has actively been involved with the organization for more than twenty years by assisting in the coordination of AMS’s mission here and abroad. Dr. Turnier also served as a Consultant to the Virginia State Department of Health where she developed and implemented programs targeting migrant workers around HIV/AIDS on Pre and Post-Test counseling. She was invited back for five consecutive years as a result of her excellent performance.
Dr. Turnier's high degree of personal commitment and her strong sense of vision attuned to the unique cultural needs of her clients makes her an invaluable resource for those she serves. She believes that quality care must be provided at all levels of care giving and that knowledge is power. As a champion in promoting Health education and prevention, Dr. Turnier has made significant contributions at the local, national and international levels. However, her compassionate caring is most deeply felt by the most vulnerable. This sentiment was most succinctly expressed by one of her clients who said, ''Dr. Turnier has given me hope that there is a tomorrow."