Richard Bohrer

Dick Bohrer is a partner in Martin, Blanck & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm to the health care industry and to health care information management and technology companies.  He provides health care policy, management, strategic planning, and business development advice to community health centers and other local, state, and national organizations in both the private and public sector.  Since 2005, he has served as the National Association of Community Health Centers’ Director of PCA Relations. In January 2004, Mr. Bohrer retired from the U.S. Public Health Services as Assistant Surgeon General (ASG) and Director of the Community Health Center Program, after a 34-year career in public health.  In this capacity, he managed a national program whose mission was to improve access to high quality primary health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations in the United States. Among his many accomplishments as ASG, he was responsible for implementation of a proactive, population-based care management model and for development and implementation of the President’s Health Center Initiative—a five-year plan that increased by 60 percent the number of persons health centers served. In 2006, then Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan appointed Mr. Bohrer to the Montgomery Cares Advisory Board, which he chaired from 2008 to 2010.