Dr. Mary Blankson is the Chief Nursing Officer for Community Health Center, Inc., overseeing diverse nursing and medical assistant (MA) services across the CHC network. As CNO, she ensures the quality and expansion of nursing and MA services, the development of nursing and MA policy, and continuing nurse and MA education. Dr. Blankson earned her MSN at Yale University in 2005 and her DNP at Johns Hopkins University in 2015. While at CHC, Mary has served in a variety of roles, including as Medical Director, Vice President of the Medical Staff, Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, founding Lead Nurse Planner for CHC’s ANCC accredited provider unit of continuing nurse education, preceptor for CHC’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program since its founding and as the Clinical Director for the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement. She continues to support various quality improvement and research projects at CHC and presents nationally and internationally to increase the visibility of the PC RN and medical assistant contribution to the Medical Home.