Cathleen D. Bennett, Commissioner

Cathleen Bennett began serving as Commissioner of the Department of Health on August 3, 2015.

Bennett joined the Department as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning in August 2010.

As head of the Policy and Strategic Planning, she directed strategic public health and healthcare delivery initiatives including healthcare quality assessment, health statistics and informatics, population health and health equity, regional health planning, and health information technology. 

Prior to joining the Department, Bennett spent 20 years as an executive in the private sector, providing consulting, strategy, and management services to federal and state health and human services agencies.  Bennett holds a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.

She lives in Haddonfield with her husband and daughter.

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Mailing Address:
Department of Health
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Phone: (609) 292-7837
Toll-free in NJ: 1-800-367-6543

Physical Address:
Department of Health
369 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-2308
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Last Reviewed: 6/29/2016