David Jordan: President
Hutchinson, KS– United Methodist Health Ministry Fund has appointed David Jordan as the Fund’s new President, effective in February, 2018. Jordan comes to the Fund from Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, where he has served as Executive Director since 2016. He will succeed the Fund’s first president Kim Moore, who has led the organization since 1987 and is retiring at the end of January 2018.
At the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, Jordan oversees a coalition of more than 100 organizations dedicated to making Kansas a healthier place to live and work. In this role, he works with community-based organizations, providers, faith based groups, patient advocacy groups, members of the legislatures and health foundations. Under his leadership, momentum to expand KanCare has grown and the effort passed the Legislature only to fall a few votes short of overriding a gubernatorial veto.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Jordan served as the Dental Access Project Director for Community Catalyst, the leading national consumer health advocacy group, where he led a national campaign to expand access to dental care by adding dental therapists to the dental team. Jordan also served as Campaign Director for Massachusetts Affordable Care Today! (MassACT!) where he directed the ballot campaign which in part led to Massachusetts’ landmark health care law (also known as Romneycare).
Jordan, a native of Carver, Massachusetts, graduated from Emerson College in Boston and is completing work on a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Kansas.
United Methodist Health Ministry Fund was formed in 1986 by the Kansas West Conference (now Great Plains Conference) of the United Methodist Church with $30 million of the proceeds from the sale of Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Since its founding, the Hutchinson-based Health Fund has invested more than $68 million to improve health, healing, and wholeness for all Kansans. Current strategic focus areas include young children’s healthy social emotional development, breastfeeding support for optimal infant and maternal health, sustainable rural health systems, equitable healthcare access for all, and partnering with local churches to support intentional, effective congregational and community health ministry.