State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) honored Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte as his 2019 “Woman of Distinction,” an award given through the senate to outstanding women living and working in New York State whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their community and beyond. The induction ceremony was held in Albany on May 7, 2019.
“Dr. Griffith-Hunte is a role model and an inspiration to the entire district, particularly women.," Sanders said. "Her tireless work and devotion to helping others is admirable and makes her well deserving of the title, Woman of Distinction."
Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte is a Human, Industrial & Trauma Psychologist, who is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Created for Greatness Leadership Group. Dr. Griffith-Hunte has over 25 years’ experience as an orator, educator, humanitarian, mentor, political & organizational consultant, advocate and playwright. She has been a Queens community advocate since 2000.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte currently serves as a professor at the College of New Rochelle and Senior Training and Development Facilitator for The City University of New York.
She is also a Senior Legislative Advisor, who works with key government officials and other organizations to advocate for legislation to create favorable changes in the areas of education, human rights, mental health, domestic violence, human trafficking, anti-gang measures and community engagement.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte is the Vice President of Training and Director of Anti-Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence for Not On My Watch (Queens and Long Island), an organization which aims to eradicate human trafficking and domestic violence nationwide and also rehabilitate survivors.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte was instrumental in advocating for the End Child Sex Trafficking Bill, which was signed into law in 2018.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte is a member of the African American Clergy and Elected Officials Organization and the New York Recovery Community Coalition. She is one of the key Trauma Psychologists for the Department of Probation in the Bronx and executive board member for several other public and private schools and organizations.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte is the recipient of many public service, educational and religious organizational awards including the Citation of Honor from the Office of the President of the Borough of Queens, New York, The Department of Army Certificate of Appreciation, The Distinguished Alumni Award of 2014 and the Community Leader’s Award.
Dr. Griffith-Hunte has hosted several summits empowering women such as Business & Professionalism, The Journey to Wholeness, Vision & Destiny andCreated for Greatness. She is the creator of the A. T. T model of life, which seeks to elevate women and families through an understanding of the purpose and promise that God has for their lives.