Daily Record Staff//November 3, 2022
//November 3, 2022
Teresa Titus-Howard is always looking for new ways to innovate the service-delivery model at The Coordinating Center, a Maryland nonprofit care coordination organization for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs.
“As a servant leader, I support, encourage, coach, and provide a clear vision for my coworkers,” Titus-Howard said. “My aim every day is to serve those around me.”
She leads with a service-delivery model that enhances the ability of their clients to live fulfilling lives and achieve their goals of independence, good health, accessible quality health care and a life free of health care disparities.
In the past three years, she has added four new service delivery models including new pediatric services, health plan services, developmental disability services and maternity services.
During the pandemic, she kept all of the coworkers employed, and services they delivered were continuous. Now, facing rising inflation, Titus-Howard increased the mileage reimbursements for her coworkers and implemented $500,000 in salary adjustments so the amount employees are paid addresses the rising cost of basic goods, and is competitive in the market.
Titus-Howard earned her Ph.D in public affairs and administration from the University of Missouri, her master’s in health administration and master’s in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her bachelor’s from Columbia College in Columbia Missouri.
She previously held health care administration jobs, including vice president of Federal Health Management and Solutions, Telligen, and vice president of federal health at The Lewin Group.
She is the chair of the Maryland Nonprofits CEO Roundtable and serves on the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Maryland Health and Wellness Council board and the State of Maryland Diabetes Committee.