PETOSKEY, MICH., July 16, 2018 – My Community Dental Centers, Inc. (MCDC) announced today that its board of directors has chosen Deborah E. Brown, DMD as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 13, 2018. Since 2016, Dr. Brown has served as Senior Director for Dental Services for WellCare Health Plans, a Fortune 500 company that specializes exclusively in providing government sponsored managed care services.
“We are confident that Dr. Brown is the right CEO to lead MCDC, and the board is pleased to welcome her to the organization,” said MCDC Board Chair, Denise Holmes. “Deborah has demonstrated throughout her career a strong dedication to serving the underserved, which goes hand in hand with MCDC’s mission. She has served in a variety of roles that have resulted in an impressive track record of success. We look forward to working with Deborah to further MCDC’s mission of improving access to oral healthcare, as MCDC continues to provide the highest standard of patient care.”
MCDC is Michigan’s and one of the nation’s largest non-profit dental support organizations serving low income and underinsured patients. Dr. Brown brings an extensive executive background in oral health, non-profit management, and Medicaid as well as Medicare health insurance programs. She is accomplished in operations, strategic planning, financial management, population health, and business development.
Dr. Brown was the Chief Dental Officer for Dental Health Associates in Phillipsburg, NJ from 2012 to 2016, and from 2008 to 2012 was Dental Director of the Ocean Health Initiatives, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), in Lakewood, NJ.
Dr. Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from Rutgers University School of Medicine, as well as a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. She is a fellow on the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Medicaid Medicare CHIP Services Dental Association.
“I am thrilled to begin my new role at My Community Dental Centers,” said Dr. Brown. “MCDC is well known for its dedication to serving people and communities in need, and unparalleled success as a government and community health partner. Joining this dedicated team, I am confident that we will work together to aid the health and well-being of more people while creating greater value for our partners, employees and the organization.”