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Vedna Lacombe-Heywood

Director | Local League: Plymouth Area

Vedna Lacombe-Heywood is a Registered Nurse of over 22yrs, who currently works at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the Surgical Trauma Burn I.C.U. She has been a part of several hospital committees, as well as a recent Essence of the Nursing honoree. In 2019 she helped implement one of the first “Stop the Bleed” trauma programs for students at Ma public schools which was featured nationally on CBS Morning News and currently serves on the Community Advisory board for Beth Israel Lahey Hospital in Plymouth. 

She has served on several boards, which include but aren’t limited to the S.E. Ma Division of the March of Dimes, and Plymouth Area Advisory Board for the Dept of Children & Families. She is currently the appointed Chair of the Diversity Committee for the town of Plymouth, a state board Director for the League of Women Voters serving as a co-chair for the D.E.I committee. She was most recently appointed as a member of the LWVUS Advocacy & Litigation Committee after helping draft the Social Justice Reform Resolution for National. She is also the immediate past vice-chair for the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Ma. 

She was an appointed member to the Managed Care Ombudsman Committee for the State of Florida and is currently an elected School Committee Member for Plymouth. She is currently a member of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network. She was recently awarded the Governor’s Citation for Transformational Leadership/ Social Economic Development in 2019, Massachusetts School Committee All-State award as well as the Old Colony Memorial Person of the Year 2020. 

Vedna is a Haitian native who emigrated to the U.S. as a young child. She is a devoted wife and a mother of a precocious 8yr old son. She enjoys reading, music, dancing, drawing, traveling, cooking, and writing, with published work in The African American Review out of John Hopkins.