Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan Named Newest Member of Blue Shield of California’s Board of Directors
Her passion for community health aligns with the heart of the nonprofit's mission
President and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA recently became the newest member of Blue Shield of California’s Board of Directors.
Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan known for leading in workplace diversity and gender equity. Among its many accomplishments, the health plan achieved pay equity for its employees across gender and ethnicity in 2018 and has a balanced representation of women and men in leadership roles.
Dr. Minter-Jordan joins the board as its thirteenth member, and the seventh woman, making it the first time in the organization’s 82-year history that the board has a female majority. In her role as president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Dr. Minter-Jordan works to drive health care systems change to improve the oral health of all.
“In order to drive meaningful and systematic change, we have to start with our local communities,” Dr. Minter-Jordan said. “We place an enormous value on partnering with local stakeholders at the DentaQuest Partnership, and Blue Shield of California shares in that belief. I’m honored to join this board of directors and am excited about working together to transform American health care.”
Recent work conducted by Dr. Minter-Jordan and her team at the DentaQuest Partnership includes:
- Releasing important research on the role oral health can play in promoting the overall health of patients during the pandemic;
- Promoting the essential role dentists can play in administering COVID-19 vaccines;
- Ensuring students continue to receive vital oral health care during the pandemic;
- Helping dentists return to providing preventive care safely; and
- Bringing major stakeholders together to transform the oral health system in a way that is more effective and equitable.
She joined the DentaQuest Partnership in 2019 after 12 years at the Roxbury, Mass.-based Dimock Center. Prior to Dimock, Dr. Minter-Jordan worked for Johns Hopkins Medicine as an attending physician and instructor of medicine. She has an MD from Brown University School of Medicine and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business and received honorary doctorates from Northeastern University and Newbury College.
About the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is a nonprofit organization working to transform the broken health care system and enable better health through oral health. Through strategic grantmaking, research and care improvement initiatives, we drive meaningful change at the local, state and national levels. The DentaQuest Partnership is affiliated with DentaQuest, a leading U.S. oral health enterprise with a mission to improve the oral health of all. Find out more at www.dentaquestpartnership.org.
About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.