Dee O’Connor, Vice President for Strategic Planning

Darlene (Dee) O’Connor Dee O’Connor is a national expert on long-term care policy with over 30 years of public policy and research experience. As Vice President for Strategic Planning, she is responsible for business development, contracting and strategic alliances. She arrived at JEN following an 8-year leadership role as Director of Long Term Support Studies at UMass Medical School. Prior to that she was the National Project Director for the Home and Community-Based Services Resource Network, and before that she oversaw long-term supports and services for the Connecticut Department of Social Service. She holds a concurrent faculty appointment as Associate Professor for Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School. She holds a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School, Brandeis University and joined the JEN team in 2010.

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