Margaret Flinter is Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Community Health Center, Inc. and is a family nurse practitioner by profession. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, her master’s degree from Yale University, and her doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut. She was the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship from 2002-2005.
Following her graduate training at Yale University, Margaret joined the Community Health Center in 1980 as a National Health Service Corps Scholar and CHC’s first nurse practitioner. Since 1987 she has held both clinical and administrative leadership roles in the organization and established the Weitzman Center for Innovation in Community Health and Primary Care as the “research and development” arm of CHC, and now serves as the Director Emeritus of the Weitzman Institute. Margaret is also the founder of America’s first nurse practitioner residency program that operates out of the Community Health Center, a national model for nurse practitioner preparation for service in primary care environments.
Margaret was honored with a Yale-Jefferson Award in 2021 for her steadfast dedication to providing healthcare services for those in need. In addition, she is the Chair of the Board for the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium. She also serves as a Trustee of the ABIM Foundation, created by the American Board of Internal Medicine to advance the core values of medical professionalism to improve the quality of health care.