Teresa Titus-Howard was named president/CEO of The Coordinating Center, a Millersville-based care coordination organization for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs. She will succeed Karen-Ann Lichtenstein, who retired at the end of May after 35 years with the organization.
Titus-Howard joins The Coordinating Center with more than 25 years of health care delivery experience, with extensive expertise in consumer advocacy, public-private partnerships, policy, payment reform, clinical expertise, and compliance oversight. Recently, Titus Howard was vice president of federal health management and solutions at Telligen Inc., where she oversaw federal health contracts for the organization.
She is a well-respected leader in the areas of performance measurement and quality improvement, learning and action networks, and healthcare innovation drawing from her prior experience with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services where she co-founded the Learning and Diffusion Group for CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center and led the reorganization of the Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization program for CMS Center for Clinical Standards and the Quality Improvement Group.
ABOUT TERESA TITUS-HOWARD
Columbia, MD Howard County
Doctorate in public affairs and administration from the University of Missouri; MHA, master’s degree in health care administration and leadership from the University of Missouri; MSW, master’s degree in social work with health care emphasis from the University of Missouri.
If you had not chosen health care as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?
I love the health care industry, it’s so dynamic and constantly changing! I would probably be an interior designer, if I wasn’t in healthcare. I enjoy being creative in my work.
My husband and I went to Aruba last year. It truly is the happiest island on the planet.
When I want to relax, I … :
Go for a walk at a local park, binge watch a new Netflix series or sleep.
“Lincoln on Leadership,” by D. T. Phillips, is a great book and the only one written about Abraham Lincoln’s leadership style. He was truly an amazing leader during a critical time in our country. I just finished a great book by Rachel Hollis called, “Girl, Wash Your Face!” It’s a great female empowerment book.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln