Press Releases

Celebrate The Coordinating Center’s latest achievements and learn what we are doing to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs.

If you are a member of the press and need information about The Coordinating Center, please contact:

Renée Dain
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and External Affairs
410-987-1048, ext. 2350
410-207-8276 (5 p.m.-8 a.m. Monday-Friday and on weekends/holidays)
rdain@coordinatingcenter.org


VIPhysicians&Kids Expansion to Rural Maryland

Promoting Health Equity in Rural Maryland by expanding medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs. Millersville, Maryland – The Coordinating Center, Maryland’s statewide, premier nonprofit care coordination organization for children and…

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From Awareness to Acceptance: Autism Acceptance Month

In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first-ever annual National Autistic Children’s week, which later became known as Autism Acceptance Month, a nation wide effort to promote awareness and understanding for people with Autism. This…

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Becoming START Certified

The START program model was established in 1988 by Dr. Joan B. Beasley and her team to provide community-based crisis intervention for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs. START is a…

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CenterFlix Gala Fundraiser Goes Virtual

The Coordinating Center is pleased to announce that this year’s CenterFlix Gala Fundraiser will be held virtually on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CenterFlix will feature inspirational client stories, a…

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Khuzaima Pirbhai CPA, MBA, FCCA, named Chief Financial Officer of The Coordinating Center

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 Khuzaima Pirbhai, CPA, MBA, FCCA, as its next Chief Financial Officer.…

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The Coordinating Center announces Pamula Mills, PhD, as its Director, Coordination of Community Services (CCS), a program of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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 that The Center is accepting referrals from the…

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The Coordinating Center is now licensed as a provider of Coordination of Community Services (CCS) for the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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 that The Center is now accepting referrals from…

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Octavia Peterson Promoted to Director of Community First Programs

Millersville, Maryland—The Coordinating Center is excited to announce that Octavia Peterson, MSA, MPH from Prince George’s County has been promoted to Director, Community First Programs (CFP). As CFP Director, Ms. Peterson will provide oversight of…

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The Coordinating Center Named Prime Contractor for the Rare and Expensive Case Management (REM) Program statewide

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 that the Maryland Department of Health has once again…

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The Coordinating Center Promotes R. Colby Bearch to Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Sears to Chief Information Officer, and Renée Dain to Sr. Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and External Affairs

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 Mr. R. Colby Bearch, BA, MA-SF, MA-M, RN, CDONA, has been…

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