Community Care Clinic of Dare executive director receives leadership award

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, November 10, 2022

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Lyn Jenkins, RN, BSN, executive director of the Community Care Clinic of Dare, has received the 2022 Leadership Award from the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Jenkins secured $423,000 for a new dental clinic that she and her staff and volunteers are working to bring to fruition in 2023.  The clinic also has a pharmacy that will be opening soon, and Jenkins is implementing health equity initiatives funded with a grant from NCAFCC and clinic partner Blue Cross NC, noted the announcement of the award.

Jenkins has also served the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics as representative for Regions 5 and 7, helping coordinate quarterly representatives’ meetings, participating in both the pharmacy networking group and food insecurity roundtable, as well as serving on the NCAFCC Annual Survey Committee.  She is also a newly-elected member of the NCAFCC Board.

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“Lyn leads by example, inspiring team members to take smart risks and drive positive change,” said Janet Jarrett, executive director of the Albemarle Hospital Foundation Community Care Clinic. “In a time of do more with less, establishing and executing each mission and managing projects this way, Lyn ensures everyone understands that every contribution, regardless of how small it may seem, has incredible value.”