Dr. Mary Blankson is the chief nursing officer for Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown, Connecticut, where she oversees diverse nursing services across the CHC network, including primary care, health care for the homeless, and school-based health services. As CNO, she ensures the quality and expansion of nursing services, the development of nursing policy, and continuing nurse education. Dr. Blankson also works collaboratively to ensure Joint Commission and Patient-Centered Medical Home compliance throughout CHC. Building upon her service in various missions’ organizations, Dr. Blankson continued to develop her passion for meeting the needs of the underserved by earning her MSN at Yale University in 2005. She joined CHC as a family nurse practitioner shortly after graduation. While at CHC, she has served as the onsite medical director of the New London County sites, the vice president of the medical staff, the chair of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee, and a preceptor for CHC’s nurse practitioner residency program. She earned a DNP at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Blankson is certified and holds professional membership in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.