PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Nicole Jean Christian, executive director of the Uniondale Community Land Trust Inc. and an economic development consultant, has been named to the Mather Hospital Board of Directors.
Over the past 15 years, Ms. Christian has written grants for local municipalities, educational institutions and non-profits to secure funds for storm recovery, waterfront revitalization, capital improvements, entrepreneurship training, downtown community development, and technology, leveraging more than $20 million in public investment while helping to create thousands of local job opportunities.
“I am both honored and humbled to be appointed to the Mather Hospital Board of Directors,” Ms. Christian said. “Working together to heal and recover from the tragedy and impacts of COVID-19 our collective strength will provide the support we need. In these challenging times I look forward to working with the board to develop strategy and solutions to deliver quality care when our neighbors need it most.”
She formerly served as a part-time New York State certified small business advisor at the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center, as an assistant to the director of affordable housing and intergovernmental affairs analyst for the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing, and as deputy commissioner of community development for the Town of Brookhaven. She is an associate adjunct lecturer at Long Island University School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.
Ms. Christian is president emeritus of the Greater Gordon Heights Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Brookhaven NAACP Environmental Justice & Climate Change and Membership committees, and a founder of EMERGE (Empowering Minorities through Education, Research, Government and Enterprise.
A resident of Coram/Gordon Heights, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marymount University, VA, and a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University, VA.
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About Mather Hospital
Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has twice earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather has received 15 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 75,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.