John E. Maupin, Jr., D.D.S., M.B.A.

President, J & E Associates, LLC

Dr. John E. Maupin, Jr. is president of J&E Associates, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm. He is immediate past president of Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, GA, a position he held for eight years until his retirement on July 1, 2014.  Prior to joining Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Maupin was President of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN for twelve years, wherein he was the first alumnus and second dentist to serve in that position.

His other senior administrative positions have included Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Morehouse School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer of Southside Healthcare, Inc., Atlanta, GA; Deputy Commissioner for Medical Services, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD, and Dental Director and President of the Medical Staff with West Baltimore Community Heath Center. In addition to his diverse administrative background, Dr. Maupin was a career dental officer in the United States Army Reserves, retiring in 1996 with over 28 years of service. Also, throughout his years in Baltimore, he maintained a private part-time general dentistry practice.

Maupin currently serves on the board of directors of the VALIC Companies, an investment fund complex for American International Group, Inc., Group Retirement Funds; LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., a rural hospital management company; HealthSouth, Inc., an inpatient rehabilitative healthcare management company; and Regions Financial Corp., a regional bank holding company.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Maupin received his undergraduate training at San Jose State University.  He continued his education at Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1972.  He then completed a general dentistry residency at Provident Hospital in Baltimore in 1973, and later earned an MBA degree in 1979 from Loyola College, Baltimore MD.

Professional Activities

Maupin has held several leadership positions in organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels, including serving as President of the Baltimore City Dental Society and the Maryland State Dental Association. He was also an influential leader in the National Dental Association serving in several leadership positions and ultimately being elected by his peers in 1984 as national President.

Throughout his career, Maupin has served on numerous health and bioscience advisory councils and is currently a member of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, which was created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to serve as a national resource to the U.S. Congress and the President. His other appointments have included, most notably, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education Accreditation, U.S. Department of Education; Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Advisory Dental Research Council, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH); and the National Advisory Research Resources Council, National Center for Research Resources, NIH.

Civic Activities

Actively engaged in civic and community affairs, Maupin is Chairman of the Regions Bank Community Development Corporation and serves on the boards of the Development Authority of Fulton County and America’s Promise Alliance. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Prior to relocating to Atlanta, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and United Way of Middle Tennessee. He is a member of 100 Black Men of America, Atlanta Rotary Club, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Phi Pi Fraternity.  

Honors and Awards

Among his numerous honors and awards, Maupin has received honorary degrees from Claflin University, Morehouse College, Virginia Union University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary Society. In 2006, he was awarded the National Dental Association’s highest honor, the inaugural Trail Blazer Award for his “exemplary service and contributions to the profession and underserved communities.” Maupin was also recently presented with Morehouse School of Medicine’s highest non-academic award, The Dr. Louis C. Brown Vanguard Award, in recognition of his pioneering spirit, extraordinary leadership and uncommon efforts to make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing vulnerable populations. Maupin is also a 2010 inductee into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. His other awards have included, most notably, the 2013 Trail Blazer Award, Atlanta Medical Association, Inc.; Dentist of the Year, North Georgia Dental Society; Distinguished Service Award, Georgia State Medical Association, President’s Pacesetters Award, American Association for Higher Education; and the Human Relations Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice-Nashville Region.


Dr. Maupin was born on October 28, 1946 in Los Angeles, California.  He and his wife, Eilene, have three adult children and six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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