Dr. Margaret Flinter is the Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Community Health Center, Inc. A family nurse practitioner since 1980, she has held progressive roles in the organization as both clinician and executive leader as it transformed from a storefront clinic to one of the country’s largest FQHCs. In 2005, she founded CHCI’s Weitzman Center as the research and development arm of CHCI, now the Weitzman Institute. Margaret also serves as the national co-director of the RWJ Foundation’s LEAP project, which is studying exemplar primary care practices across the country. Margaret has led the national development of a model of post-graduate residency training programs for new nurse practitioners committed to practice careers as primary care providers, particularly in safety net settings and established the National Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Consortium. 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.
Margaret received her BSN from the University of Connecticut, her MSN from Yale University, and her PhD at the University of Connecticut. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, where she co-chairs the Expert Panel on Primary Care and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Margaret is a former National Health Service Corps and RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow.