J.J. Bartlett is President of Fishing Partnership Support Services and brings over twenty-five years of health care industry experience to the job.
In 1997, J.J. created, launched, and managed the Fishing Partnership Health Plan, which reduced the rate of uninsured fishing families in Massachusetts by 75 percent. After the Affordable Care Act made insurance available to independent workers, he re-launched the organization with a broader mission and renamed it Fishing Partnership Support Services (FPSS). FPSS acts as a human resources agency for fishing families, offering critical programs such as: health insurance enrollment assistance, direct health services and education, safety and survival training, financial planning, behavioral health services, and more.
The Boston Business Journal named J.J. a “40 under 40” honoree in 2008, and in 2009 he was called upon by the White House Office of Health Reform to testify on rural health issues and hard-to-reach populations. In 2013, he received the Offshore Mariner’s Wives Association’s “Friend of the Fishing Industry” award. In 2016 FPSS was named the Massachusetts Community Health Worker Program of the Year. In 2017, J.J. received the Leadership Award from PAARI, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, for FPSS’ work to combat the opioid crisis.
J.J. received his Bachelors’ degree from Harvard University and holds an MBA from Boston University with a concentration in health care management.