Swope Health is proud to recognize President and Chief Executive Jeron Ravin, J.D., who has been recognized by Ingram’s magazine as a member of its select class of “40 Under Forty.”
The magazine annually identifies key business executives in the Kansas City metro area who are under age 40 and demonstrate leadership in the community.
Ingram’s notes: “A key differentiator for recognition each year is the depth of commitment to civic and philanthropic endeavors—the kinds of activities that add strong fibers to the weave of healthy communities.”
The award was welcomed by the Swope Health team.
“We are so excited to see him receive this recognition,” said Robin Sanders, Chief People Officer. “His energy and vision are invigorating to the entire team of associates. We are all proud of Swope Health’s achievements in battling health injustices in our community under his leadership.”
Here’s how the April 2021 Ingram’s describes Ravin:
Talk about sudden impact: Jeron Ravin, 39, arrived in Kansas City in the summer of 2019 to lead an organization that delivers health-care services to more than 15,000 patients—many of them among the most vulnerable, at-risk and medically underserved populations. That’s a tall ask of anyone in health-care administration, but especially tall over the past year.
“During COVID-19, we responded by testing nearly 20,000 people and provided much-needed masks, groceries, and other critical needs during this economic downturn,” Ravin says. He also directed the set-up of two COVID clinics and numerous testing clinics, retooled the agency’s children’s services unit and expanded it into community-based and school-based programs. And coming up: construction of a $15 million senior-services clinic.
He was named to the Mayor’s Vaccine Task Force in the COVID-19 battle, has a seat on the Kansas City Public School Education Foundation board, is board chair for BLAQUE Kansas City, is a part of the Kansas City Tomorrow initiative and a member of the Missouri Primary Care Association, and he’s a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers’ task force addressing racism. That’s the way it goes for someone who says he centers his life “around the concept of joy through service, using God-given talents to impact people. This requires civic engagement, immersing yourself in this community, listening intently for areas you can lend your experiences and skill sets.”
A Howard University journalism graduate, he also has a law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern, and he is completing an executive master’s degree in health-care administration at Brown University.