About The President
My name is Avemaria Smart, President of the El Paso (TX) Chapter, The Links,
Incorporated. Born in Jamaica and immigrating to US- San Francisco as a teenager, I
completed my undergraduate education and graduated with the Bachelor of Science in
nursing from the University of San Francisco. I moved to El Paso over 20 years ago and
worked in various roles of leadership in many areas of healthcare at Del Sol Medical
Center. While in healthcare I attained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and
eventually retired from nursing in 2016. My current role is as a Financial Professional and Educator, in business since 2016 as an entrepreneur.
The Links, Incorporated organization and my chapter members past and
present have been instrumental in opening my eyes, mind and spirit to the power of
friendship, connected in service. As president of The El Paso (TX) Chapter, be assured that our status in the community is clear. We embark as a chapter of friends, "Linked in Friendship, Connected in
Service." Together we have the opportunity to lead as we bring our chapter's
vision and mission to fruition. Our chapter goals are aligned with The Links,
Incorporated. We are committed to 'serving smart and not hard.'
Friendship is our link and service is how we collaborate to “create a culture of
change" for moving forward from and with the pandemic. We are at peace as we
do it all, together. It’s our way to heal.
We "Know who we are" as members of the El Paso (TX) Chapter, The Links,
Incorporated and that knowledge is our sincerest form of branding...our village.
It is our awareness of this chapter's rich history that we value “Friendships First” as
we get “Back to Basics”. The power of friends linked together combined with our
unified spirit, skills and service-driven strengths keeps us focused on our mission and
our vision for bringing about transformational changes not only in our community but in
ourselves. We envision the future of our chapter as brighter and better. Knowledge that
our potentials are limitless, will make us continue to succeed with excellence.
President, The El Paso (TX) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated
Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership.