Deborah Poerio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Deborah Poerio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, worked in private and public health pediatric practices until she was hired in 1993 by Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) to administer its first School Based Health Centers (SBHC) in East Hartford Middle School. Following the transition of the SBHC from MMH to Integrated Health Services, Dr. Poerio has proven her ability to create, operate, expand, and sustain new health care facilities, citing 4 full SBHC sites that offer medical behavioral and dental services, and 3 sites located at Goodwin College that provide behavioral and nursing services in East Hartford, Connecticut.

During this time Dr. Poerio found time to pursue her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Johns Hopkins University, from which she graduated magna cum laude in 2015. Dr. Poerio is committed to maximizing the future potential for IHS, and has developed relationships and collaborations within the community, state, and national stakeholders that serve to sustain and enhance the program’s mission.​

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