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Updated: May 2, 2022 / The Power 50 for 2022

2022 Power 50: David Jordan

Photo | Courtesy of Seven Hills Foundation David Jordan, president of Seven Hills Foundation, in Worcester; and social entrepreneur-in-residence & adjunct professor at Clark University
David Jordan Roles President of Seven Hills Foundation, in Worcester; social entrepreneur-in-residence & adjunct professor at Clark University Residences Worcester & Edgartown Colleges Medical University of South Carolina, Clark, Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island Read all the 2020 Power 50 profiles here
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As the head of the largest Central Mass. human service nonprofit – with $211 million in assets, more than triple the second-largest – David Jordan holds considerable sway, which he uses to enhance the industry and the lives of people throughout the globe.

In September, Seven Hills opened a 25,000-square-foot behavioral health facility in Worcester to streamline patient access, the result of its three acquisitions of YOU, Inc, Children’s Friend, and Family Services of Central Massachusetts. This comes on top of new offices opened in Greenfield, Pittsfield, and West Springfield. Seven Hills employs 4,600, and has had employees from 56 different countries. This feeds into the Seven Hills Global Outreach initiative, where the nonprofit works with its employees to establish services in their home countries, including a children’s library in Sierra Leone, farming microfinancing in Ghana, and a new primary school in Kenya.

Jordan advocates for strengthening the workforce pipeline, including calling for better state government reimbursements and lobbying for immigration reform. Perhaps overlooked is Jordan’s work at Clark University, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate classes since 2005.

What sets the Central Mass. business community apart? In a word, I’d say it’s our people. We are a collection of disparate races, religions, backgrounds, nationalities, and beliefs, and somehow that unique melting pot has resulted in a regional character unlike that I have seen elsewhere.

Dotting husband: I happened to have been incredibly lucky to have married my amazing wife, Kathee Jordan. She is not only a strong and deeply compassionate individual, but she’s the smartest person I’ve ever met in my life.

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