Christopher Rinn

    Chief Government Relations and Community Health Officer

    Christopher Rinn, MHA, has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center, Inc. (VNACJ CHC) since October, 2018. VNACJ CHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that has provided full comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare for infants, children and adults of Monmouth County, along with specialty services such as dental, chiropractic, behavioral health, LGBTQ, podiatry and pre-natal care for more than 25 years. The VNACJ CHC serves over 15,000 patients and conducts over 50,000 visits annually across its four sites; Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank. The VNACJ CHC also has strategic partnerships with CentraState Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School and Hackensack Meridian.

    Most recently, Christopher was promoted to VNA Health Group’s Chief Government Relations and Community Health Officer.  In this added role, Christopher oversees VNAHG’s government affairs activities and also directly runs the Children and Family Health Institute (CFHI), supervising the CFHI management teams.

    Prior to joining VNA, Christopher led the New Jersey Department of Health as Assistant Commissioner and Acting Commissioner during the Christie Administration. He was the Executive Director of EMS and Governmental Affairs at Jersey City Medical Center prior to joining the Christie Administration in 2010.

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey the VNACJ CHC, under Christopher’s leadership, remained open at all four of its facilities in Monmouth County, and provided over 15,000 tests and administered over 101,800 vaccines.

    Christopher is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelors in Bio Science, holds a MPH from Seton Hall and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.