DR. DAVID A. JORDAN

PRESIDENT AND CEO, SEVEN HILLS FOUNDATION

David Jordan has served as President and CEO of Seven Hills Foundation since July 1995. As President, he is responsible for the overall management of all Seven Hills Foundation health and human services programs, which include over 300 clinics and other locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, operating a budget of over $340 million. Dr. Jordan is also Founder/President of Seven Hills Global Outreach, Inc., leveraging the voices of some 4,600 Seven Hills Foundation staff from over 43 countries to support global approaches to sustainable international community development. Dr. Jordan travels the globe extensively with Seven Hills staff and his university student teams to partner in the areas of sustainable economic development, public health, education, and environmental sustainability.


Dr. Jordan has over 40 years’ experience in rehabilitation, education, and health care management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island; a Masters of Arts Degree in Special Education from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; a Masters of Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA; and received his Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. He has completed executive seminar coursework at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Harvard School of Public Health on topics including social entrepreneurship, healthcare disparity and policy, and nonprofit leadership. His doctoral research involved the study of an emergent leadership theory termed “transcending leadership.”


Since 2003, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Clark University (Worcester, MA) in both the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and the College of Professional Studies. His teaching has focused on Strategic Management; Public Policy & Administration; Strategic Marketing; Healthcare Management; and more recently on the emerging phenomenon of “Social Entrepreneurship.” In 2007, Clark University named Dr. Jordan its “social entrepreneur-in-residence”. 


Dr. Jordan’s current research interests include social entrepreneurship, future trends in healthcare policy, and leadership theory/application. He is a member of various national trade organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was elected (2006) as a delegate from Massachusetts to the National Nonprofit Congress. Dr. Jordan is on the Board of Corporators of the Greater Worcester Charitable Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, the largest trade organization of health and human service organizations in Massachusetts, where he serves on the Executive Committee. Dr. Jordan was appointed to Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney’s Transition Team (2002) and present Governor Charlie Baker's Transition Team (2015), to serve on the Health Committee representing the health and human services sector. He consults with organizations in Massachusetts and nationally in organizational analysis and strategic planning.


Dr. Jordan was honored by the Worcester Business Journal in 2002 as their first-ever Business Leader of the Year – Nonprofit category and again in both 2005 and 2006 when the Worcester Business Journal ranked Seven Hills Foundation as the fastest growing nonprofit organization in Central Massachusetts in consecutive years. In 2007, he was named by the Worcester Business Journal as one of the “Top 15 Entrepreneurs” in Central Massachusetts – the only nonprofit leader so recognized, and in 2019 and 2021as one of the 50 most influential people in Central Massachusetts.

In 2015 the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus asked Dr. Jordan to found the first Yunus Social Business Centre in the United States at Becker College.