Jean Polster, RN, MS, president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP), announced the appointment of Terrance (Terry) Byrne to the position of Vice President of Health Center Operations effective October 1, 2018. In his new role, Terry will be responsible for oversight of all activities at the NFP Ridge Community Health Center (3569 Ridge Road, Cleveland) and supervise the four other NFP community health center locations (Detroit Shoreway, Puritas, Tremont and W. 117th).

“Terry will play a key role in facilities management and new operational initiatives including the integration of North Coast Health, which will become our sixth community health center site,” said Polster.

Before coming to NFP, Terry was the chief operating office at Care Alliance, a community health center focused on the homeless and those living in public housing. Prior to that, he served in an administrative capacity at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and Southwest General Health Center with a focus on health information, compliance and risk management.

Terry, who began his career as a respiratory therapist, holds master’s degrees in health law (Loyola University) and health care administration (Cleveland State University). He earned his bachelor’s degree in applied health from Baldwin Wallace.

“We are so pleased to have Terry join the NFP team. I look forward to working with him as we strive to fulfill our mission and serve more patients in our area,” said Polster.