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Harsh Trivedi

President and CEO
Sheppard Pratt

The most important lesson Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt, has learned is also the simplest: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

“Throughout society and particularly at this moment in time, each person needs to feel valued and to know that their contributions make a difference,” Trivedi said. “In health care, we must ensure the same care for our patients as we would want for our own loved ones, fueled by the fundamental belief that all humans deserve respect and can access care that preserves their dignity.”

Trivedi has led the nonprofit, which is the largest provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education and social services in the country, for six years.

Trivedi also teaches at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

What do you do for fun and why?

What I enjoy is being with the people whom I love most: my wife and children. Their love and support propel me forward during difficult times. We enjoy spending time together outdoors, doing active things like hiking and skiing. We also enjoy sampling and cooking cuisines from around the world. When I spend time with my favorite people, it replenishes my soul, making it possible for me to do what we do every day: serve others.