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Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA 

President and CEO, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Inc.

Ask Me About: Medical-dental integration, health equity, person-centered and value-based care, patient and provider safety, and the oral health industry’s response to COVID-19  

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, serves as the president and CEO of the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. A physician and business executive, Myechia leads a dynamic team of professional and clinical experts committed to building a future where every person can reach their full potential through excellent health.

Through Myechia’s leadership, CareQuest Institute operates as a catalyst for systems change, bringing forth ideas and solutions to create a more equitable, accessible, and integrated health system for everyone. CareQuest Institute collaborates with a wide range of partners to achieve its mission — to improve the oral health of all — through work in grantmaking, research, health improvement programs, policy and advocacy, and education, as well as leadership in dental benefits, care delivery, and innovation advancements.

 

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Myechia also continues to shine a national spotlight on the importance of ending deep social inequity. In 2020, Myechia joined 18 other Black and Brown executives in Massachusetts as a founding leader of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF) to provide philanthropic support to community groups and coalitions fighting systemic racism and racial inequity in the Commonwealth. Originally seeded with $20 million, the NCF aims to raise $100 million.

Before joining CareQuest Institute, Myechia served as chief medical officer and CEO of the Dimock Center, one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts. During Myechia’s tenure, Dimock was recognized as a national model for comprehensive, integrated health and human services. As CEO, Myechia formed partnerships with world-class institutions to advance person-centered care, including Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Partners HealthCare. Prior to Dimock, Myechia worked for Johns Hopkins Medicine as an attending physician and instructor of medicine.

Myechia also invests personal time in her community, serving on several boards and committees, including BlueShield of California, The Boston Foundation, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Previously, she held appointed positions for influential agencies, including the Massachusetts Health Planning Council Advisory Committee and the City of Boston Public Health Commission.

Myechia earned her doctor of medicine degree from Brown University School of Medicine and a master of business administration degree from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. She also received honorary doctorates from Northeastern University and Newbury College.

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Sean Boynes, DMD, MS  

Vice President, Health Improvement, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

Ask Me About: Teledentistry, innovations in health care, person-centered care, value-based oral health care and interprofessional practice  
Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, serves as vice president, health improvement for CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. Sean leads the organization’s health improvement programs, partnering with public and private stakeholders across the health continuum to develop, test, and measure prevention-focused, person-centered strategies.

A dentist anesthesiologist and prolific author and speaker, Sean is a catalyst for systems change – testing ideas and identifying solutions to create a more equitable, accessible, and integrated health system, especially for historically marginalized people and communities.  He spearheads several initiatives, including national programs that promote the integration and coordination of person-centered care, the development and implementation of value based oral health strategies, and the establishment of meaningful oral health measurement to evaluate success. 

Sean has been recognized by a number of national organizations for his work in health policy and clinical care. Recognitions include: National Health Service Corps’ 40th Anniversary Celebration 40 Top Clinicians award, Distinguished School Services Award from the South Carolina School Nurses Association, Dentist of Distinction designation by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, and the National Network for Oral Health Access President’s Award. 

Sean earned his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a three-year residency in anesthesiology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

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Julie Hawley, PhD, CAE 

Director, Analytics and Evaluation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

Ask Me About: Evidence-based strategy, scientific research and any CareQuest Institute studies, the impact of public health dentistry, using data for advocacy, and oral health system transformation

Julie Frantsve-Hawley, PhD, CAE, serves as director of analytics and evaluation for CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. In this role, Julie leads the organization’s innovative research and data analytics initiatives. Julie and her team actively seek out and analyze data in pursuit of powerful insights to inform public policy, empower advocates, and improve health outcomes.

With extensive experience in evidence-based health care research, implementation science, publishing, and advocacy, Julie focuses on peer-review standards, collaboration, and industry relevance. Prior to joining CareQuest Institute, Julie held various research leadership roles with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Research Ethics Committee, and the Council on Government Affairs, and the Friends of NIDCR.  

She is an executive scholar of the Nonprofit Management program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and is a Certified Association Executive. She is also a fellow of the National Institutes of Health Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health and of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Julie earned a doctorate degree from Harvard University’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences program and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

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