Mary Ellyn Blankson DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Center, Inc.

Dr. Mary Blankson is the chief nursing officer (CNO) for Community Health Center, Inc., overseeing diverse nursing services across the CHC network, including both registered and licensed practical nurses and medical assistants. As CNO, she ensures the quality and expansion of nursing and medical assistant services, the development of policy, and continuing education. Mary also works collaboratively to ensure Joint Commission and Patient-Centered Medical Home compliance throughout CHC. Dr. Blankson earned her MSN degree at Yale University in 2005 and her DNP degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2015. In 2020, she was honored to be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her contributions to nursing focused on the role of the primary care nurse.