Faith Community Health Network Specialist
Clara Gregory served as Senior Warden and continues to serve as Chairperson of the Outreach Commission of Trinity Cathedral. She is also the Jubilee Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. In these capacities, she has and continues to broaden associations with local healthcare facilities, governments, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations; which have and will continue to mobilize a variety of services in the areas of healthcare, job development and social services to those most in need in Trenton and beyond. Through her dedication to food and nutrition ministries, Clara co-founded “The Healthier Heart Farmers’ Market at Trinity Cathedral” and the Trinity
Cathedral Walking Trail.
She has been recognized for her service and contributions to the community through numerous awards, including a State of New Jersey Joint Legislative Community Champion “Shero” Award, a Molino Medicaid Community Champion Award and Phi Delta Kappa, Inc – Pi Chapter “2017 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Award” in the area of service to the Community.
Clara is a founding board member of Urban Promise Trenton (UPT). UPT provides youth with a safe and structured environment, which affords them the opportunity to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. She is currently a board member of the following organizations: Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, NJ Council of Churches, Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of NJ, and St. Francis Medical Center – Institutional Review Board (IRB) – representing the interests of the community.
In 2013, Clara retired from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV/STD/TD services after 26 years of service. Her responsibilities included, Coordinator of Grants Management and Special Projects. These special projects included a statewide faith based initiative and Project IMPACT. Project IMPACT (Intensive Mobilization to Promote AIDS Awareness through Community-based Technologies) is a city-by- city community mobilization initiative designed to galvanize and support African Americans leaders to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in cities with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
Clara holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from Rutgers University, and a Certificate in Public Management/Policy from Fairleigh Dickinson University.