On April 18, the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) named Domonic M. Hopson as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer to begin on May 31, 2022. In this role, Hopson will serve as the top officer of seven sites of the federally qualified health center organization, responsible for all administrative and management functions while executing the mission of NFP. He replaces Jean Polster who served as president and chief executive officer at NFP for over 19 years, prior to announcing her plan to retire last year.
Hopson is currently the chief executive officer of City of Cincinnati Primary Care and also serves as assistant health commissioner of the Cincinnati Health Department. In his current role, Hopson leads an organization that sees over 40,000 patients annually across 21 sites of care, including school-based health centers and community health centers, which house vision and dental centers.
He previously held regional and operational management positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. Hopson received his Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Immediate Past Board Chair Jean Solomon of Care Source and current Board Chair Morgan Taggart of Case Western Reserve University, of the Neighborhood Family Practice Board of Directors, co-chaired a nine-member search committee. The committee worked with Waverly Partners, a national executive search firm based in Cleveland, to conduct the search that included candidates from Northeast Ohio and other parts of the country.
“I am very excited and honored to be selected to lead Neighborhood Family Practice which is such an outstanding and well-respected organization”, Hopson said.
Search Committee Co-Chair Morgan Taggart is thrilled Hopson has accepted the role. “We are delighted that Domonic will be leading NFP and the important health care services we provide to the community. We look forward to his leadership for the years to come.”