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Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA

President and 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, Yawkey Foundation, Penn Dental Medicine, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and board emeritus at The Boston Foundation, and Point32 Health. Previously, she held appointed positions for influential agencies, including the Massachusetts Health Planning Council Advisory Committee and the City of Boston Public Health Commission.

Additionally, Myechia has been recognized by several organizations for her contributions in health care. Reedes Scholars Inc., an organization committed to nurturing a network of diverse leaders, recognized her dedication to mentorship with The Reede Scholars Vision Award. The award is bestowed upon individuals who contribute significantly to fostering diverse leadership within the health industry. Grantmakers in Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people, recognized her with the Terrance Keenen Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. CareQuest Institute was also recognized by The Women’s Edge as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in 2023.

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.