Raquel Mazon Jeffers is a senior program officer at The Nicholson Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s work on population health, telehealth, and maternal and child health. Ms. Mazon Jeffers has many years of experience in healthcare, and much of her work has focused on delivery system reform for vulnerable populations.
Before joining The Nicholson Foundation, Ms. Mazon Jeffers worked at the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She served in various capacities throughout her tenure, with her final position being the Deputy Director of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). In that role, Ms. Mazon Jeffers was primarily responsible for New Jersey’s publicly funded mental health and addictions community-based system of care. She also oversaw the transition of the behavioral health specialty care system to a managed behavioral healthcare approach and she supervised efforts to integrate care for clients with co-occurring mental illness, substance use disorders, and complex physical health conditions.
Ms. Mazon Jeffers previously served as Director of Managed Care for a large network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and has worked for the City of Trenton and The Ford Foundation. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Public Health and the other in International Affairs.