About the NYC ACT-SO Team

Anton Tomlinson
Chairman Emeritus / Advisory Board
Mr. Tomlinson is a former Systems Analyst for the investment bankers of Salomon Brothers which was later named Salomon Smith-Barney. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1978 from Weeden and Company where he was a Programmer Analyst. A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Mr. Tomlinson migrated to the U.S. in 1964. Mr. Tomlinson spent two years at New York City Community College in Brooklyn where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Brooklyn College. (CUNY). Mr. Tomlinson has been very active in community affairs, serving as president and co-founder of The Union of Jamaican Alumni Association, USA Inc. (UJAA); and Co-developer and Chairman of the New York City Chapter of ACT-SO.

Claire Theobalds
1st Vice Chair

Rev. Dr. Agnes Blackmon
2nd Vice Chair
(Bio not available)

Karlene Largie
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Karlene Samuel Largie was also a member of Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company before migrating to the U.S. in 1970 to further her education. She attended New York City Community College in Brooklyn and Pace University in Manhattan. Ms. Largie was an Operations Manager at JPMorgan Chase before she left as a Vice President in Cash Management Operations after 32 plus years. She is very active in the New York community where she is currently the President of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Jamaica, (USA) Inc. She has been an ACT-SO volunteer since 1996 and is currently the Secretary and Dance Coach.

Hilda Rodgers
(Bio not available)


Lorna M.J. Fairweather
Ms. Fairweather completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor in Health Education and a Master in Public Health. She also attended the Not-For-Profit Institute of Management at Columbia University. At present she is pursuing her doctorate in health science degree with Nova Southeastern University. She has been an adjunct faculty with St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn Campus since 1996, and has taught at Brooklyn College Adult Education Program, and Queens College, City University of New York, in health administration courses. As an educator, Ms. Fairweather’s interests are international.

Currently a consultant in the health care arena, Ms. Fairweather has served in various positions for Brooklyn Prenatal Network, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and several positions with the Caribbean Women’s Health Association (CWHA). She has spent time learning of the health education practices in rural Jamaica. Ms. Fairweather has been an annual volunteer for the New York City ACT-SO, and she has given several years to the New York Public Library’s Literacy Program. She is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the March of Dimes, NY Chapter. Additionally, she is a member of the Brooklyn Health Educators Lions International Club.

Carol Parker-Duncanson, MS
Program Leader
A graduate of the City University of New York with a BS from Hunter College and a MS from Queens College, Carol Parker worked as a nutritionist in multiple capacities. Her experience in clinical nutrition, food service management and teaching prepared her for her current role in community nutrition at Cornell University Cooperative Extension. As a Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension-NYC, Carol Parker provides leadership to the Nutrition and Health Program Area in NYC. This involves long term strategic planning, program management, fund development, program development, evaluation, coordination of several nutrition and health programs for limited resource families (primarily SNAP-ed, EFNEP and Farmers Market Nutrition Education program) and coordination of special projects in collaboration with community-based organizations that serve pregnant and parenting adolescents and breastfeeding mothers. She works closely with the program and administrative leadership and Cornell University faculty to develop and implement many large scale community based nutrition programs, develop nutrition education training program, conduct multiple training sessions for both paraprofessional and professional nutrition and health educators, both within and outside the organization and present at professional conferences.