Jonathan Maskin

Primary Nurse Planner

Telephone: (518) 402-0337

Jonathan joined the Center for Public Health Continuing Education in March 2018 as the Primary Nurse Planner.  Mr. Maskin had an extensive career in Health Administration and Public Health within the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). He was involved with the administration of health programs within the NYSDOH for 30 years.  This experience included training all long term care and hospital surveyors in outcome based surveillance techniques.  He served as the Agency’s Chairman of the Communication Enhancement Committee, which brought about major changes in how the agency communicated intra agency as well as with the public. This included the utilization of standardized software within the entire agency.  Mr. Maskin’s experience also included management of the regulatory arm of the Office of Managed Care, and as a Project Director for the Office of Emergency Preparedness within the NYSDOH and later the NYS Office of Homeland Security. He directed and completed the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) for all hospitals and nursing homes within NYS. This document is the cornerstone plan for catastrophic physical, biological, nuclear/radiologic, weather related events. He has also directed and managed public health directives for Community Health Centers throughout NYS.  He is fully trained in Incident Management for Homeland Security and has been operationalized for duty. He participated on site for both Hurricane Irene and Sandy. He was awarded the NYSDOH Commissioner’s Recognition on 3 different occasions.

Upon retirement from the NYSDOH, Mr. Maskin was the Health Care Director of Equinox Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, where he provided mandated assessments of all clients prior to their admission to ensure that they were physically, medically and mentally able to participate in the program. He also developed and administered a counseling assessment for all clients to ensure they were aware and educated on STDs including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C.  This assessment aided in identifying current and past histories of IV drug use, as well as providing a blueprint for treatment modalities.

Jonathan Maskin obtained his Bachelor’s in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1978, and was the first male graduate of this program in the university’s history. He has both a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Health Administration from Russell Sage College.