OHI's Board Members: Debra Levinson
Debra A. Levinson is an energetic, professional health care planner with more than 25 years of professional experience in community, hospital and health care system settings. She has served as a planning consultant for a major health care system participating and supporting Board of Trustee Committees, Executive and Operational Councils.
Currently Ms. Levinson is the Regional Director for the Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance, a regional chronic disease coalition that is grant funded by the Office of Cancer Control and Prevention of the New Jersey Department of Health. Under her coordination and leadership, OMHA has regionalized, expanded membership and implements evidence-based interventions such as Choose Your Cover, melanoma, skin cancer education and screening at the beach, which was developed by Ms. Levinson. Debra has served as the evaluator for Ocean and Middlesex community capacity and needs assessment for cancer services. She is a hands-on practitioner who has helped organizations in their turn-around efforts, program feasibility assessments and development, physician development and facility planning. She has designed and implemented strategic planning processes, workshops and retreats for all levels of health care management and community organizations.
Debra was recently chosen to be the New Jersey representative to the 2013 CDC Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. In June 2010 she presented Choose Your Cover as an innovation project to the CDC Leadership Conference and several local and national organizations including the Centers for Disease Control, Comprehensive Cancer Leadership Conference.
Ms. Levinson has a master of public administration in healthcare from Rutgers University and a bachelor of science in marketing from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and is the past Co-Chairperson of the External Affairs Committee, former Board member and Past President of the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey. Ms. Levinson is a Board member and past vice president of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., a federally qualified health care center serving Ocean County residents. Presently Debra serves as the president of Soroptimist International of Toms River, a community organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls throughout Ocean County.
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