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Linda Dunbar, Ph.D., R.N., Joins Activate Care as VP of Strategy

Boston, MA (September 22, 2022)...Activate Care® is pleased to announce that Linda Dunbar, Ph.D., R.N., has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy.  

Using her extensive nursing and health policy experience, Dr. Dunbar will contribute insights and direction to Activate Care’s overall strategy for payers, managed care organizations (MCOs) and risk-based contracting while also advising on the key SDOH program metrics to MCOs and risk-based entities. She will also focus on community partner development and will advise on client acquisition strategies. Dr. Dunbar will be a subject matter expert for driving growth opportunities, developing business plans and evaluating products and services, including Activate Care’s most recent venture, Path Assist.

“We are thrilled to have Linda join our leadership team,” said Activate Care CEO and Co-Founder Ted Quinn. “Linda has dedicated much of her professional life to transforming care delivery methods. Here, she will ensure that we are directing our efforts towards making a significant impact for as many at-risk individuals as possible.”

Dr. Dunbar has considerable experience as a healthcare innovator in population health management, clinical integration and care coordination. Her proven leadership in overseeing transformational change from innovation to implementation has allowed her to work across a diverse stakeholder population to maximize revenue gains while improving overall efficiencies for large healthcare organizations. 

Previously, Dr. Dunbar served in several leadership roles at Johns Hopkins HealthCare where she led 300 staff in implementing innovative population care delivery models. She also oversaw the facilitation of a $20 million health care innovation award from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation.

Dr. Dunbar has held adjunct faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and was a frequent guest lecturer at Bloomberg School of Public Health, teaching and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. She has served as a consultant in the Population Health industry, for State Medicaid Agencies, health plans and governments. She has also led international Population Health projects around the world.   

A passionate advocate for community-based healthcare organizations, Dr. Dunbar is on the Board of Directors of Baltimore CONNECT and Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN), the contracted health care plan provider for the District of Columbia's Child and Adolescent Supplemental Security Income Program (CASSIP) for children and young adults. She received her B.S. in Nursing from Towson University and a Ph.D. in Nursing, Health Policy and Health Services Research from University of Maryland. She also achieved a postdoctoral fellowship in health policy at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

About Activate Care®
At Activate Care, we’re on a mission to improve health equity and drive improved health outcomes across the country. We do this by providing direct support to individuals navigating social health challenges. Our locally-hired workforce is trained to engage and empower individuals using best practices while leveraging secure, accessible technology. Our goal is simple: improve poor outcomes and reduce high cost due to Social Determinants of Health. We are confident of the potential of our solution, Path AssistTM, to positively impact the health of communities with an effective, efficient, and measurable model which is locally responsive and nationally scalable.