Carlos Lejnieks tapped to be new Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees chair


Carlos Lejnieks, the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, has been tapped to be the new Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees chair.

Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees Chair Carlos Lejnieks. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Lejnieks has served on the JCMC board since 2011. From 2014 to 2017, he was chair of the JCMC’s Quality Assessment & Risk Management Committee. He will be the first person of Latino descent to chair the board.

“Carlos is deeply committed to our local community and to ensuring that the very best healthcare is available to residents of Hudson County. His leadership, vision and insight as board chair will be key to the Medical Center’s growth in the future,” JCMC President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Prilutsky said in a statement.

Lejnieks also serves on the New Jersey City University (NJCU) board, where he is a member of its executive committee. He has also been on the Board of Regents for Saint Peter’s University since 2011.

“I’m honored to be named as Jersey City Medical Center’s new board chair. I see my new role as an extension of my mentoring mission: to empower others to see what a difference they can make and what they can accomplish,” noted Lejnieks.

“We will continue to make a difference in health outcomes for Hudson County residents.”

He also currently serves on Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) “Third Sector Advisory Council,” tasked with policy recommendations for the 1.2M “ALICE” (Asset Limited Income Constrained and Employed) families most affected by the pandemic and, in 2018, he was appointed to the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.

He also has also served on former President  Barack Obama’s Regional Finance Committee, and transition teams for Murphy, Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), who is now a U.S. senator.

Active with his alma mater, Lejnieks is president of the Brown University Alumni Association Board of Governors, representing over 100,000 alumni globally, where he was also the first Latino to hold that position.

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