This exceptional nurse and committed advocate passed away on December 14. Roderick Brown, RN, was a graduate of the Long Island University’s prestigious nursing program. He began his career with positions in nursing homes in metro New York City, before becoming a critical component of the nursing team at NYC H+H’s Woodhull Medical Center, where he worked for twenty five years. Mr. Brown spent years working weekends at the New York City Children’s Center, as well as serving as a NYSNA release time representative at Woodhull. A vibrant man who cared deeply for his family, friends and community, Roderick Brown will be sorely missed by all who were touched by his compassion, commitment and dedication.