Jordana is Connect Humanity’s first Fellow. She supports our work to drive broadband investment in underserved communities, with a focus on leveraging Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) funds.
Jordana is Principal of the social enterprise, Barton-García Advisors where she supports healthcare organizations, local governments, non-profits, schools/universities, philanthropy, financial institutions, and local internet service providers to strategically expand broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion in underserved rural and urban areas. Her work helps organizations and communities achieve full participation in the digital economy and promotes economic development, health equity, telehealth, workforce development, educational equity, access to financial services, and entrepreneurship. Her publications have contributed to the fields of community development and digital inclusion.
Jordana most recently served as Vice President of Community Investments at Methodist Healthcare Ministries, where she oversaw the organization’s strategic grant-making with a focus on the social determinants of health and vital community conditions. Jordana previously served as Senior Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she supported the Federal Reserve System’s economic growth objectives and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). As a community development officer her work included economic research, community development finance and philanthropy, as well as training financial institutions and federal banking regulators. Prior to this she had a distinguished career in community development banking and finance at Capital One Bank, and as a nonprofit leader in the expansion of microfinance in the U.S. with Accion Texas, now LIFT Fund.
Jordana serves on the Steering Committees for Digital Texas, the Digital Inclusion Alliance San Antonio, and on the Advisory Board of the Texas Health Improvement Network of the University of Texas System. She grew up in the rural South Texas border community of Benavides. She holds an MPA from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.