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Family Health Center of Worcester Appoints Robert E. Jenal to Board of Directors

Press Release

Worcester, MA – [December 20, 2023] – Family Health Center of Worcester today announced the appointment of Robert E. Jenal to its board of directors. Jenal, a respected healthcare leader who served UMass Medical School for more than three decades, brings a wealth of expertise in finance, operations, and administration to the federally qualified health center.

Jenal joined UMass Medical School in 1989 from UMass Amherst’s budget office, quickly establishing himself as a key leader in fostering the school’s growth and financial stability.

His role expanded significantly in 2011 when he became the executive vice chancellor for administration and finance, overseeing crucial areas like financial reporting, campus services, and emergency management. Jenal’s tenure at UMass Medical School was marked by numerous achievements, including the modernization of financial systems and significant project financing.

“Robert E. Jenal’s expertise in finance and administration, combined with his dedication to health equity, makes him a powerful addition to our board, said Louis Brady, president and CEO of Family Health Center of Worcester. “His skills will significantly contribute to our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to our community.”

Family Health Center of Worcester which posted a record financial surplus for Fiscal Year 2023, is undergoing significant operational revitalization as part of its new strategic plan which is currently being refined by the majority consumer board of directors.

“I am honored to join the board of an organization that profoundly impacts Worcester by providing healthcare services to over 30,000 people annually,” said Robert Jenal. “I look forward to contributing to the continued success and expansion of Family Health Center’s vital services.” Jenal’s appointment is expected to bring valuable insights and guidance to the center’s ongoing efforts to serve the healthcare needs of Worcester’s residents.

About Family Health Center of Worcester

Family Health Center of Worcester is a distinguished Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the residents of Worcester. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of all residents, especially culturally diverse populations, the center provides affordable, integrated, and high-quality primary healthcare and social services, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Family Health Center of Worcester operates from its main site at 26 Queen Street and extends its care through seven school health centers in Worcester, MA. Additionally, Family Health Center of Worcester operates Worcester Health Care for the Homeless at 199 Chandler Street and administers the Women Infant Children (WIC) nutrition program at five sites in the Greater Worcester area.


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