Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner

New Jersey Department of Health

Nashon Hornsby is a first-generation college graduate.  A native of Neptune Township, New Jersey, he earned an associate’s degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey in 1990. He also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Cum Laude, from Morehouse College in 1993. 

Following graduation from Morehouse, he returned to New Jersey and attended Seton Hall Law School where he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Legal Letter Master (LL.M.) in Health Law.  Licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey, Nashon served in the state of New Jersey for more than 20 years. 

Nashon began his public service tenure as a Senior Policy Advisor to former Health Commissioner Dr. Clifton Lacy.  He then assumed the role of Procedural Safeguards Coordinator for the New Jersey Early Intervention System where he coordinated dispute resolution efforts for the complainants.  Former Governor Jon Corzine also hired him as a Policy Advisor on issues related to health, education, and urban affairs.  Following this role, Mr. Hornsby assumed the post of Chief of Operations of the Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services, where he oversaw operational efficiencies and performance management.

In his current post as Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Community Health Services (CHS), he oversees the Community Health and Wellness (chronic disease control and prevention services) Unit, the Office of Primary Care, and Rural Health and Oral Health Services.

Mr. Hornsby is married to Melissa Dyanne (nee Chisholm) Hornsby and the couple reside in Lawrenceville.  The couple has two adult children and a grandson.