Panelists

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Jeff Brown

Assistant Commissioner at the NJ Department of Health, Oversight of Division of Medical Marijuana

Jeff Brown is an Assistant Commissioner at the NJ Department of Health, overseeing the newly elevated Division of Medicinal Marijuana.  He has years of experience in health policy, government affairs, communications, and both advocacy and electoral campaigns. 

In his career, Jeff has worked extensively on the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, particularly the creation of health insurance exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid, has led an association of community-based providers to implement innovative new payment models in Medicaid, and has fought to expand access to healthcare in New Jersey’s urban communities by developing sustainable financing policies.   

Jeff grew up in Mercer County and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University. He is active in the community and serves on the advisory board of the New Jersey Chapter of the New Leaders Council and on the board of trustees of the Trenton Health Team Accountable Care Organization.