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Medboard Matters Podcast

In this episode of MedBoard Matters, allow us to get a little nostalgic as we say goodbye to Mr. R. David Henderson, retiring CEO of the North Carolina Medical Board as he talks about his time at the Board and the many, many changes that have taken place at the organization over the last 26 years.

Posted May 30, 2023 | 
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Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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R. David Henderson, JD

R. David Henderson

Mr. Henderson is the former CEO of the NCMB after retiring in May of 2023 after 26 years of service to the organization. Under his leadership, NCMB became known as a national leader in medical regulation and is widely recognized as a standard-bearer for transparency.

Mr. Henderson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his law degree from Wake Forest University. He began working at the North Carolina Medical Board in 1996 as one of the Board’s prosecuting attorneys. In 2003 he was selected as the Board’s executive director and in March of 2015 the Board named Mr. Henderson as its Chief Executive Officer.