Press Release

The Coordinating Center Promotes Sherell Townes, MSW to Program Director, Coordination of Community Services

Media Contact: Renee Dain, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and External Affairs, 410-987-1048

Millersville, Maryland – The Coordinating Center, Maryland’s statewide, premier nonprofit care coordination organization for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs is excited to announce Sherell Townes, MSW, Program Manager, Community First Programs has been promoted to Program Director, Coordination of Community Services (CCS).  Sherell’s exceptional dedication and remarkable achievements have significantly enhanced The Coordinating Center’s support planning services.

Recognizing the value of nurturing internal talent, The Coordinating Center is committed to fostering a culture of professional growth and advancement. Sherell’s promotion exemplifies this commitment and acknowledges her outstanding contributions. Sharyn King, Senior Vice President of Population Health, Care Management, and Service Coordination at The Coordinating Center, stated, “As Program Manager for CFP, Sherell has played an instrumental role in strengthening our support planning services. Sherell is a self-starter with a strong work ethic, skilled in conflict resolution and designing new and effective tools to improve performance.”

With a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and an impressive background of 19 years in behavioral health and home and community-based services, Sherell brings extensive experience to her new role. Having navigated complex care systems as a Crisis Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Care Manager, and Supports Planner, Sherell understands the challenges faced by individuals living with behavioral and mental health conditions, complex medical needs, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is well-versed in home and community-based services, Medicaid Waiver programs, ABA therapy for youth with autism spectrum disorder, residential rehabilitation, and discharge planning.

As Program Director for the CCS Program, Sherell will be responsible for program development and execution, quality oversight, training, and compliance. The CCS program at The Coordinating Center serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central, Eastern and Southern Maryland. CCS is a program funded by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration’s (DDA). The DDA is the primary State agency that funds community-based services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the CCS program enables participants and their families to gain access to critical resources and Medicaid Waiver services that encourage self-sufficiency, health and safety and real community participation.

The Coordinating Center congratulates Sherell Townes on her well-deserved promotion and looks forward to her continued leadership in advancing the CCS Program.

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Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Millersville, Maryland, The Coordinating Center is a nonprofit organization that provides care coordination for individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities and their families.

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