Senior Vice President and Clinical Director
Community Health Center, Inc.
Margaret. Flinter, APRN, PhD is the Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Community Health Center, Inc.,(CHCI) a statewide federally qualified health center serving 130,000 patients across Connecticut through primary care centers, school based health centers, and innovative practice settings in thirteen cities. She is also the Founder and Director of CHCI’s Weitzman Center for Research and Innovation in Community Health and Primary Care, which she established in 2005 as the research and development arm of the Community Health Center, Inc. Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Yale School of Nursing, and completed her PhD at the University of Connecticut. A board-certified family nurse practitioner, she joined CHCI as a new graduate of the Yale School of Nursing and a National Health Service Corps Scholar in CHCI’s early years as a storefront clinic in Middletown, Ct., and has served as primary care provider, executive leader, program innovator, and health policy advocate throughout the growth and development of the organization for over 30 years. Margaret is the founder (2007) of the country’s first post-graduate residency training program for new primary care NPs, which is being replicated across the country. She is the co-host of a weekly radio show, “Conversations on Health Care”, which connects people with issues of health policy, reform, and innovation, and speaks widely on topics related to primary care transformation. She also is currently serving as the national co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s, “Primary Care Teams: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices”, a national effort to identify and learn from innovations in workforce roles in primary care. An RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow from 2002-2005, Margaret is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October, 2013.