Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, serves as the president and CEO of 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 accessible, equitable, 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.
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, Point32 Health, 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 Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. She also received honorary doctorates from Northeastern University and Newbury College.
- Health Affairs: How Access, Advocacy, And Innovation Can Help Us Achieve Health Equity
- Inside Philanthropy: We’re Facing an Oral Health Crisis. Here’s How Funders and Advocates Can Create Lasting Change
- Authority Magazine: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System
- Globe Op-ed: To solve health care inequity, Mass. should address the social determinants of health
- Our Black Maternal Health Crisis Is a Racial Justice Issue That Demands Bold Solutions
Ask Myechia 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