Jordan Bellassai

Program Officer

Jordan joined the foundation in 2018 as Program Manager before being promoted to Program Officer in 2021. Jordan stewards the Health Foundation’s portfolio of programs related to older adults, with a focus on using human-centered design to support healthy aging initiatives throughout the 16 counties the Health Foundation serves. He oversaw the Health and Aging Across All Policies partnership with New York State and New York Academy of Medicine.

Jordan also brings a wealth of advocacy knowledge to advance the Health Foundation’s work on improving access to health care. After the successful impact of the Health Foundation’s Reaching the Five Percent initiative, which sought to identify and reach New York State’s uninsured population, Jordan worked with other funders to build on that success for a program called Keep New York Covered. KNYC supported New York State’s efforts to keep people enrolled in public health coverage after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Jordan also continues to build out the age-friendly ecosystem by engaging grassroots organizations through Age Friendly: Go Local, using learning from the Equitable Evaluation Framework and trust-based philanthropy principles.

Previously, Jordan was the Livable Communities Coordinator for Oneida County. In this role he built out multi-sector working groups and surveyed over 1,700 people throughout all 46 municipalities as the county became an age-friendly community.

Jordan started his career in the Capital District as a community organizer, becoming the Capital District Project Director for the Working Families Party. In this role he led multifaceted campaigns to fundraise, recruit volunteers, and win legislative campaigns.

In his free time, he volunteers with his church and other nonprofits. Jordan makes sure he has time to go camping and hike to recharge.