Joan Dublin, RN, MPA, ACHE, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Health Network, was recently elected by the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) Board of Directors to the position of Board Chair. Ms. Dublin succeeds Dr. Theresa Berger who is the President and CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.
NJPCA represents 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers, in New Jersey providing healthcare services to over half a million people in the State.
Many Community Health Centers and their sites are specially designated to serve the needs of special populations including homeless populations, public housing residents, migrant and seasonal farm workers, veterans and school-aged children.
“Ms. Dublin’s leadership will ensure Federally Qualified Health Centers will continue to expand high quality, cost efficient healthcare services throughout the State,” said Jillian Hudspeth, President and CEO of the New Jersey Primary Care Association.
“I look forward to furthering the expansion of quality, affordable primary care services and increasing revenue for these services at our community health care centers. Additionally, I want to thank Dr. Berger for all she has done in strengthening and promoting our organization,” Ms. Dublin said.
Ms. Dublin’s extensive experience includes serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Services at Jersey City Medical Center, and as Senior Director of Patient Care Services and Acting Executive Director of the Jersey City Family Health Center. Ms. Dublin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Jersey City State University (now New Jersey City University), and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Seton Hall University.