October 24, 2023 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Renee Dain, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and External Affairs, 410-987-1048
Millersville, Maryland – The Coordinating Center is excited to announce the appointment of Teresa Titus-Howard, PhD, MHA, MSW, CCM, President and CEO, The Coordinating Center as the next Chair, State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness. The Council was established in 2017 to advise the Maryland Department of Health on chronic disease prevention, health, and wellness. The Council is also charged with promoting evidence-based programs for healthy lifestyles and the prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic disease.
Dr. Teresa Titus-Howard, recognized as one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record in 2022, brings three decades of diverse clinical, leadership, and management experience in healthcare to this role. She possesses expertise in healthcare policy, performance measurement, provider settings, payer organizations, public-private partnerships, and person-centered care. Since assuming her role as President and CEO of The Coordinating Center in June 2019, Dr. Titus-Howard has led this nonprofit organization with 40 years of experience in supporting individuals of all ages with complex medical needs and disabilities across Maryland. Under her leadership, The Center, a $25 million organization, remains steadfastly committed to a person-centered approach, promoting optimal quality health, affordable healthcare, and meaningful community engagement.
James Karpook, Board Chair, The Coordinating Center, expressed his thoughts on Dr. Titus-Howard’s recent appointment, affirming,
“Dr. Titus-Howard’s appointment is a significant asset for Maryland. She is a steadfast advocate for addressing chronic diseases and enhancing access to services that promote health and wellness.”
Dr. Titus-Howard states, “I am honored to receive this appointment and looking forward to building upon the Council’s great work related to focus areas such as physical fitness promotion, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, and treatment of those living with arthritis. My vision is to bring special attention to individuals living with complex medical needs as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities who may also benefit from important messages related to the Council’s focus areas.”