NTAC Gala 2023

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC) Founder and CEO Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver Durrah welcomed guests to the organization’s White Party and Gala on June 1 at Giando on the Water in Brooklyn. The highly anticipated, annual event featured a steel drum band and stilt walkers who entertained attendees by the riverside on a beautiful, early summer evening.


  • Lifetime Achievement Award: The Honorable Hazel N. Dukes – NAACP
  • Faith Leader of the Year Award: Bishop Dr. Calvin Rice – New Jerusalem Worship Center
  • Neighborhood Nonprofit of the Year Award: Justin K. Rodgers – Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
  • Neighborhood Businessman of the Year Award: Andrew D. Walcott – Fusion East
  • Caribbean Man of the Year Award: Victor Glemaud American/Haitian Fashion Designer
  • Caribbean Woman of the Year Award: Judge Dweynie Esther Paul- New York Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District