Kathy Grant Davis
Ms. Grant-Davis was President and CEO of the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) for 22 years and retired from that position in December 2014. The NJPCA is a non-profit corporation that represents the Federally Qualified Health Centers within the State of New Jersey. These health centers are the major providers of comprehensive community based primary health care within the state and have been for the last 30 years. Upon her retirement, the United States Senate issued a tribute to her years of service as noted in the December 11, 2014 Congressional Record.
Prior to that, Ms. Grant-Davis was the Chief of Staff for the New Jersey Department of Health. She oversaw the development of the New Jersey Business Group on Health, and the development of new private funding initiatives such as the Governor’s Voluntary Pharmaceutical Initiative. She was also the Director of Payment and Health Care Delivery for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) in Washington, D.C. HIMA is a national trade organization of more than 300 corporations engaged in the manufacture of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic products, and health care information systems. Some of HIMA’s member companies are Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dupont, and Hewlett Packard.
Other key experience: Assistant Director and Acting Director of the NJ DRG Hospital Reimbursement Program, Director of the NJ WIC Program; and Project Director for Title XX Implementation. Ms. Grant Davis also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree from Antioch University.
n 2005, Ms Grant-Davis was named as co-chair for Governor Jon Corzine’s Department of Health and Senior Services Transition Team. Also, Ms. Grant-Davis was named to Governor James McGreevey’s Transition Team for the Department of Human Services in 2000. She was also selected as one of the 100 Most Influential New Jerseyans by the City News in 1999.
Other awards she has received are as follows:
2013 Number 5 on the list of top 10 healthcare lobbyists in New Jersey by NJ Spotlight.
2012 National Association of Community Health Center Leadership Award
2012 Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award (presented by Senator Menendez)
2011 NJ Citizen Action Community Service Award
2010 and 2011 NJ Biz Power 50 in Health Care
2009 New Jersey Women in Aids Network – Women’s Health Advocacy Award
2009 Jeffrey T. Latman Foundation – Lifetime of Service Award
2008 National Association of Community Health Centers Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame
2007 Friends Health Connection/Frances Black Humanitarian Award in Health Care
2006 Shirley Chisholm Catalyst for Change Award
Currently, Ms. Grant-Davis is a consultant focusing on health center administration and board governance. She is on the board of an 11 site FQHC in Hampton Roads Virginia. She also was a member of United Health Care’s National FQHC Advisory committee and a member of the National Association of Community Health Center’s Emeritus Advisory Board.
Ms. Grant-Davis remains active with many organizations such as the Links, Inc., National Association of Community Health Centers, and the United States Swimming Organization. Both of her children were Junior Olympic swimmers and both received swimming scholarships to Division I universities. She and her husband Dr. Lansing Davis reside in Smithfield Virginia.