About Jordan Ghawi
Jordan Ghawi is an emergency healthcare and disaster response leader with a passion for civic engagement, working to make Texas communities more resilient. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC), the regional emergency healthcare system. He oversaw the creation of the state’s disaster medical response team’s Infectious Disease Response Unit (IDRU) and was instrumental in the state’s response during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ghawi was previously the Division Chief of Operations for a local fire/EMS agency.
Outside of his role at STRAC, Ghawi is deeply engaged in community advocacy and volunteers in various capacities to advance health equity, civic engagement, and affordable housing. He is a board member of the San Antonio Housing Trust, a director at Texas Lyceum, and serves on San Antonio Mayor, Ron Nirenberg, Removing Barriers to Affordable Housing task force. He was selected as part of Leadership San Antonio's tricentennial class in 2019 (LSA 300) and was named "Man of the Year" by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2022 and made the Texas 100 List of Influential Texans by the Texas Business Journals in 2023. Ghawi is also an active volunteer firefighter/paramedic in Bexar County.
Ghawi holds a bachelor’s degree in emergency health sciences, a master’s in public administration and is completing a master’s in business administration.