Cynthia Davis, Director of Community Outreach
Cynthia Davis, director of community outreach, said her first day on the job was seeing how Hart coached a scared child into the dental chair. “Something about the way everyone handled the children, I felt I was going to be around nice people and that is what has kept me here.” But, she says, “Our patients teach me what heroism is about. So many are living without a home yet when they walk through our door, they do so with a smile on their face.”
Throughout Davis’s 21 years with the hospital, she said one of the biggest milestones she saw was the privilege of being the first Federally Qualified Health Center sited on New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property, with the 2012 opening of a clinic in Queensbridge Houses, the largest public-housing complex in North America. It is now one of three NYCHA-located satellite clinics.