Meet Jordan Ghawi, who serves as Secretary of the SAHT Board!
He 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 previously served on the Mayor Nirenberg’s Removing Barriers to Affordable Housing task force. He was part of Leadership San Antonio’s tricentennial class (LSA 300) and is a former legislative affairs chair for the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition. Ghawi is also a licensed paramedic and active volunteer firefighter.
Ghawi is a proud San Antonio native and current Beacon Hill resident. When they’re not traveling, he and his wife are likely undertaking a new project in their circa-1925 landmark house.