Ngozi N. Moses, MSc, Executive Director of Brooklyn Perinatal Network, Inc. (BPN), is a public health executive, organizational strategist, and community health advocate with over 30 years of leadership experience. Since co-founding BPN in 1988, she developed it from a state-endorsed community task force of health service providers to a collaborative of community health organizations addressing the high and disparate infant mortality rates in low-income Brooklyn communities. Under her leadership, BPN developed, facilitated, and managed Community-based Organization (CBO) work to improve maternal and child health. BPN's work primarily targets vulnerable working-class community residents, enabling access to resources that mitigate social determinants of health. BPN’s strategies leverage collaborative relationships across the social and health service delivery system, affect public policy, and develop safety net social health program resources.
Trained in environmental, public, and community health, she entered public service in 1984 with the NYC DOH. She co-founded the Caribbean Women’s Health Association Inc and the Prenatal Care Steering Committee, which advocated for the passage of the NYS Prenatal Care Assistance Program legislation offering free healthcare regardless of income to pregnant women. She is a founding member of the Commission on the Public Health System NYC, known for challenging public policies and actions that may compromise the public health care system. Through the Community Health Planning Workgroup, she led a partnership community health needs assessment - "The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn", a report released March 2013, and "Hospital Crisis in Brooklyn".
Ngozi’s contributions also include serving on several advisory forums including parent-teacher and faith-based associations, food support programs, immigrant/refugee support, personal/professional development work, language/cultural competency work; and public policy/advocacy for the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT)/Health Disparities Workgroup, NYS the State DOH Minority Health Council and several Brooklyn elected officials. While on the MRT, she advocated for CBOs to acquire health information technology (HIT) capacity, resulting in a DOH cross-state Perinatal HIT demonstration initiative. She currently leads advocacy to introduce the evidence-based Pathways Community HUB program model, helping CBOs to more effectively coordinate their work addressing social determinants of health with a financially sustainable strategy.