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Jean Andersen


Jean Andersen was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2018. She lives in Stanly County.

As a parent and primary caregiver for her child who sustained a catastrophic traumatic brain injury in 2006, Ms. Andersen has developed a strong understanding of the issues faced by families as well as personal knowledge of the challenges faced by public and private providers who serve those families.

Her unique perspective has been enhanced and sustained by her active involvement in numerous workgroups and organizations focused on advocating for patients/families, developing community partnerships, and advancing policy changes. She is passionate about improving health, making lives better, and meeting needs while making fiscally-sound decisions in the best interest of all.

She completed the Partners in Policymaking training in 2011 and has recently been named a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Leadership Fellows Academy, which is a collaboration of DHHS, the NC State School of Non-profits, and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

She serves as the co-chair on the Carolinas Healthcare System Patient Family Advisory Council and is in her second term on the Cardinal Piedmont CFAC. She is a member and served as co-chair of the NC Stakeholders Engagement Group, has a Governor’s appointment for a second term on the NC Brain Injury Advisory Council (currently Vice-chair), and is a member of the Brain Injury Association of NC. She is founder and volunteer with the NC TBI Collaborative, a newly-formed advocacy and educational organization.

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