Jordan Luke, MA
Jordan Luke is the Director of the Program Alignment and Partner Engagement Group (PAPEG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH). PAPEG is responsible for working across CMS programs, policies, models, and demonstrations to ensure that the needs of vulnerable populations are met. He leads the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare, a four-year plan to increase health equity across Medicare programs. His team has developed several resources to support actions that reduce health disparities include: Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, Guide to Developing a Language Access Plan, Disparities Action Statement, Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities, and Health Equity Technical Assistance. Jordan also leads the CMS Minority Research Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Health Services (HHS) researchers. Prior to CMS, Jordan championed health equity at Cigna as the Director of Quality and Senior Segment Advisor to Cigna’s Health Equity Council.
Jordan Luke is a Six Sigma Black Belt and the Chair of Latinx, a CMS Employee Resource Group that encourages a diverse and inclusive workforce that is welcoming to all, including Hispanics and Latinos(as). Jordan gained cross-cultural experience from living and working abroad for fifteen years in Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, and the Navajo Nation. He completed his MA in Economics from Boston University and BA in Psychology from Lee University. His passion for equity was ignited as an undergraduate student at Lee University, where he led a student group called Deaf Outreach and founded an underground LGBTQ group to support and uplift sexual and gender minority students. Jordan is a native Spanish speaker and knows intermediate American Sign Language (ASL).