Freeholder Scot N. McCray
Freeholder Scot N. McCray, sworn in on March 2, 2011, to fill the unexpired term of Freeholder Riletta Cream, brings managerial skills, a thorough knowledge of Camden City and Camden County as well as passion and enthusiasm to his new role.
Freeholder McCray is the Assistant Vice President of the CAMcare Health Corporation, one of the largest primary care providers in South Jersey.
Born and raised in the City of Camden, the Freeholder, who set the record for the 110-meter hurdle in 1997, was a 1997-1999 All-American track star at Clemson University, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Health and Health Science in 2001. As part of his course of study, he spent a year at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland, doing cultural health research and assessments as well as providing clinical health outreach in communities throughout Northern Ireland.
He has had a lifelong passion for Public Health and education issues, as well as an abiding interest in economic development and the wellbeing of working families. Before serving in his current position, Freeholder McCray spent almost a decade in the Public Health field. He began his career in 2001 as a Regional Cancer Control Director for the American Cancer Society in Cherry Hill. In 2003, Freeholder McCray was named Community Relations Coordinator for Cooper University Hospital, enhancing outreach efforts in Camden City public schools, faith-based and community grassroots organizations.
In 2004, Freeholder McCray was promoted to Director of Urban Health Initiatives for Cooper Hospital, where he directed the planning and implementation of the hospital’s urban health model, developed the Cooper University Hospital Health Science Academy for high school students, and developed a Public Access TV show called "Health Matters," which is still on the air.
In 2007, he was named Director of Special Projects for the Hospital, where he helped to manage the health system’s community development portfolio which included over $10.8 million of investment.
Along the way, he developed key skills in finance, marketing and operations through a Wharton Business School Leadership Institute Executive Education Program. He believes strongly in community involvement and is currently a member of the Regional Board of Directors of The American Cancer Society, Co-Chairman of the Camden City Cancer Leadership Initiative, and a member of the board of the Camden Branch of the Settlement Music School. He also served as a commissioner on the Camden City Housing Authority in 2005 and 2006.
He and his wife, Melissa, who is a Camden schoolteacher, live in the city with their two sons, four-year-old Chandler and seven-month-old Preston.
Freeholder McCray is the Liaison to the Following Departments and Offices:
- Department Public Safety