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Imodale Caulker-Burnett, seen here with the Staff of Office of the newlyly crowned Chief of Kagboro Chiefdom, Rev. Doris Lega Caulker Gbabior II (2010), was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. She was the first child of Richard and Olivette Kelfa-Caulker, and the third grandchild of George and Lulu Caulker of Mambo, Kagboro Chiefdom. She is a retired Certified Family Nurse Practioner, Healing Touch Practioner, and Substance Abuse Consultant. She has also been a piano teacher and assistant organist. She was educated at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York,- Masters Degree in Nursing Education (1985). New York Hospital, Cornell University, - Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner (1973). Presbytarian Hospital School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York - BS Nursing (1965) Otterbein College Westerville, Ohio – BS Zoology (1963) Annie Walsh Memorial School, Freetown, Sierra Leone. 1957) She worked as a staff nurse in the Presbytarian Hospital, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Family Care Group Practice, in St Luke’s hospital, and Substance Abuse Consultant, at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1999, with the help of two cousins, she founded the Caulker Descendants Association, US. Annual reunions are now held where members meet new aunts, uncles, and cousins, learn about family history, try to learn the tribal language (Sherbro) and just have fun as a family. Since her retirement in 2003, she has gone home to Sierra Leone annually to oversee the work of her Community Development Organization – Lesana, which is working on development and rehabilitation of her father’s birth place, Mambo Town, Mambo Section, Kagboro Chiefdom, Moyamba District. She lives in Richmond Virginia, with her husband Clive Burnett.

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