Caroline D. Davis is a charismatic and creative woman with a heart for youth. She is a Bronx, NY native and has earned her BA in Communications, concentrating in Advertising from Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Her MA in Christian Ministries, concentrating in Youth Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and her MS in Non-Profit Leadership and Social Justice from Fordham University in New York, NY. She has worked with youth of all ages for over 20 years and 8 of those years specifically in medical field.
In her 20 years, she has had the great pleasure of working with Upward Bound-Marist, University Ministries-North Park University, Center for Youth Ministry Studies-North Park University, PAL-Washington Heights, SoBRO Youth Development Center, SBH Health System's and Union Community Health Center’s Teen Health Center. While at SoBRO, Caroline created Da Flava Youth Connecta program, as well as life applicable curriculums for youth, such as MMP-Mandelbaum Music Project which taught youth the business aspect of the music industry and SPEED-Sexuality Peer Education and Evolving Diversity which geared youth to facilitate workshops on comprehensive sexuality. Her leadership of the Teen Health Center, led to over 4,500 middle school Bronx youth being educated about their sexual health. Caroline has also had the pleasure of working overseas with youth in Egypt, Thailand and Zambia. In addition, Caroline loves to teach dance in her leisure and is certified as a Zumba instructor.
As CEO/Founder of Compassion she believes the following, “The job of my team and I are not to tell young people to have sex or not to have sex. It is to provide young people enough information for them to make a healthy decision they are comfortable to live with. The youth are not our future, but our NOW!!!”
Karina N Williams, BSN is the Clinical Resource Director for Compassion. Karina comes with over a decades’ experience in Health Education and the development of Public Health Programs in the community.
Throughout her Registered Nursing Career, Karina has worked across all age spans and now devotes most of her energy in educating the public and allied health care professionals. She is passionate about improving the health outcomes of the most vulnerable populations, particularly in the Bronx.
Sydnei Gary is the Co-founder of the Dutchman, a start up design company. She graduated from City College of New York with a BA in digital arts & Graphic Design.
Compassion is a M/WBE certified, NYC Department of Education Vendor, Bronx service-based organization committed to implementing a health curricula and best practices for youth and young adults. We believe in igniting open and honest conversations, specifically around sexual health to provide tools and resources to impact change in life decisions, regarding health, culture, race, gender and faith. This will be achieved by creating healthy, fun and trustworthy relationships.
Compassion will empower youth and young adults to share their knowledge and resources, regarding health. Their empowerment will ignite change individually, in their families, in their communities, the nation and the world!