CAROLYN Clarey is the assistant supervisor of the Intermediate Care Facility at the Queens Center for Progress, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities become more independent and live fuller lives.
Clarey supervises a residential home with 10 consumers and 20 staff members. These residents are high risk medically and require hands on care to assist them with daily living.
A native of Long Island, Clarey earned a BA in art history from the State University of New York, Brockport.
Clarey traces her Irish roots to Co. Roscommon. She visited Ireland in 2000 on a backpacking trip “and had the time of my life,” she recalls.
“I was raised in a home where our Irish heritage was remembered and celebrated. I am often told that I resemble my grandmother, and I feel that part of her and those before her are in me and are part of who I am.”
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