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Leslie Carver Joins CareQuest Institute as Chief Operating Officer

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Carver will Lead Critical Strategy, Integration, and Operational Efforts Across the Organization’s Full Portfolio

Today, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® announced that Leslie Carver, MHA, has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer.

With over 30 years of health care industry experience, Carver will leverage her leadership and expertise to create the operational rigor necessary to build a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system for all. As part of the CareQuest Institute executive team, Carver will lead critical strategy, integration, and operational efforts across the organization’s full portfolio.

“I am thrilled to welcome Leslie to our team at CareQuest Institute,” said Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, president and CEO of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. “As a strategic and hands-on operational leader, Leslie has shown clear dedication to health care transformation over the course of her career, proving that she will be an invaluable leader to help us reimagine oral health and create a better health care system.

“CareQuest Institute is not only elevating the critical importance of oral health but taking intentional steps to break down barriers to care for everyone,” said Carver. “My new colleagues are passionate about this work, and I welcome the opportunity to join them in pursuit of operational excellence and a more equitable health care system.”

Carver’s responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer will include:

● Directing CareQuest Institute's daily operations and strategic growth; 

● Overseeing CareQuest Institute’s data and information strategy, project management, marketing, and operations teams; and 

● Building organizational infrastructure to support the organization’s mission and intended impact. 

Before joining CareQuest Institute, Carver served as executive director of Boston HealthNet, where she led an integrated network of 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers affiliated with Boston Medical Center and managed the implementation of MassHealth’s Accountable Care Organizations program for more than 115,000 members. Carver also brings extensive experience with health plans, including leading value-based contracting strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and contract management at Tufts Health Plan.

Carver earned her bachelor’s degree in health management and policy from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s degree in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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