Highlighting an increased focus to advance health equity in underserved populations, New Jersey Community Capital announced Thursday the creation and appointment of a director role to support the organization’s holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization.
NJCC named Hanaa Hamdi its first director of health impact investment strategies and partnerships, to lead the organization’s commitment to communities by developing and putting in place community-health investment and progress strategies with national, regional and generally health-focused partners.
Hamdi’s appointment was effective April 30. NJCC said she brings 20 years of public health administration, research and community development to the role.
Hamdi previously served as national public health director for The Trust for Public Land, the director of health and human services for the City of Newark and the chief operating officer of Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Centers, the Brick City’s co-affiliate community-based medical centers.
“Her deep expertise in measuring and addressing health inequities across underserved communities helps to ensure that our strategic vision continues to foster equitable access to healthy homes, services, job creation, and quality education for all,” said NJCC President Wayne Meyer in a prepared statement.
NJCC is a nonprofit supporting the preservation and development of affordable housing and sustainable community develop. It is based in New Brunswick.