Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan is Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer for DentaQuest. In this role she oversees the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (the Partnership) and Impact Group, leading research and grantmaking activities focused on improving oral health, integrating oral health and overall health through medical/dental collaborations, moving toward a value-based payment model, and guiding a growing research and data portfolio.
Dr. Jordan joined DentaQuest after six years at the Dimock Center, in Roxbury Massachusetts. Considered a national model for comprehensive health and human services, Dimock focuses on the integration of clinical and behavioral health, treats more than 19,000 people annually through its comprehensive programs, and is and the second largest health center in the Boston area. As Chief Medical Officer, she was responsible for successfully transitioning to an Electronic Medical Record system, established Dimock’s first Institutional Review Board, and led the 2012 effort to receive a $4.9 million federal Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) grant that expanded and transformed Dimock from a health center facility to a primary medical home.
As CEO, Dr. Jordan played a leadership role in developing the Harvard Primary Care Center Initiative that partners academic hospitals and community health centers to transform them into patient centered medical homes. Through her work with the Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, she also created an infrastructure for clinical research at Dimock, which will ensure that patients are meaningfully engaged in the creation and approval of research initiatives. Dr. Jordan formed partnerships linking Dimock to world-class institutions, including The Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Partners HealthCare.
Dr. Jordan graduated from Brown University School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. She worked for Johns Hopkins Medicine as an attending physician and instructor of medicine and then served as the Director of Medical Consultation Services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She also received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Northeastern University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Newbury College.
In 2015, she was appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Planning Council Advisory Committee and the Boston Public Health Commission. In 2018, she was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Board of the RIZE Fund, a statewide collaborative of substance use treatment providers, legislative leaders and funders, that promotes and expands strong models to combat the opioid epidemic. She also serves on the Boards of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Yawkey Foundations, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and The Boston Foundation.
Dr. Jordan lives in West Roxbury with her husband and two daughters.