NJHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust first launched its veteran navigator program in 2013 to hire former U.S. servicemen and women and train them to assist consumers in exploring new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, they have continued to help N.J. residents access services to support good health, from insurance enrollment to mental health care.
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Vernon Hall, PhD, a U.S. Army veteran from Asbury Park, provided counseling and case management in New York City for several years before becoming a health navigator.
Entrepreneur, Marine, Certified Prevention Specialist, doctor of education – Michael Mimms, EdD, of Sicklerville, brings an expansive background to our team of navigators.
Don Sanford, of Pennsauken, an Air Force veteran, says his navigator role allows him to advocate for others “when the minutes and hours matter most.”
Jaye Silver, PhD, of Pennsauken, is an Air Force veteran who went on to earn a doctorate of psychology and considers serving as a health navigator a way to give back to others.