New Community Corporation (NCC) welcomed Denise Anderson to the team mid September as the new Director of Health and Human Services. Anderson is a Newark native and has over a decade of experience in the field.
Her educational background also speaks volumes with multiple degrees under her belt. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Dietetics/Dietitian, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Masters of Public Health, MPH- Urban Health Administration, and Doctorate of Philosophy- PhD, Urban Systems (Environment, Education, and Health) from Rutgers University.
“I have worked in health care and public health for over 15 years,” said Anderson. “My training and background is in nutrition, public health and urban systems, the intersection of the environment, education and health systems of urban populations.”
Both her professional and educational background suit the mission and goals of NCC.
“I am a generalist with experience working in the areas of minority health, HIV, birth defects and developmental disabilities, the recently incarcerated, persons experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ health, chronic illnesses, primary care, maternal health and pandemic response,” she said. “My focus continues to be the delivery of high quality and culturally appropriate programs and services that meet the needs of its intended recipients.”
NCC staff members are grateful and excited to have Anderson and the feeling is mutual.
“I look forward to working with NCC colleagues on providing high quality services, strengthening the integration of services, and growing the Health and Human Services Department,” she said.