La Toya Darden (CEO)
La Toya Darden was named CEO in 2015 for Central Care Community Health Center. During her tenure as the COO her direct involvement in procuring the “upgraded” to the health centers to better emulate the future of healthcare cane into fruition n through the naming of Central Care sites as an “integrated health care system” hence Central Care Integrated Health Services(CCIHS)
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La Toya Darden received her B.A in Psychology from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas in 1996.
She has worked in community as a former public-school teacher and currently working with the community in the health care serving and directing underserved and uninsured programs for over 15 years.
In 2002, La Toya Darden started as a Director for Houston Medi-Dent Mobile Health, Inc. As Program Director, she demonstrated abilities in internal and external marketing, financial, management and dental software technology. Wrote successful grants for children’s dental program Analyzed and wrote appropriate responses to requests for proposal (RFP), requests for quote (RFQ) and requests for information (RFI) Set up and established new territory by devising a technique for introducing the concept of oral preventative services for underserved school-age children Designed an introductory “Partnering with the Community”, “Miles of Healthy Smiles” program that is now standard for the agency. Served as programs administer and grant writer for program.
La Toya Darden developed complete managerial outline for continued growth and success of Houston Medi-Dent as well as established a professional relationship and maintained communication with individual school personnel in targeted school districts for preventative children dental services all while promoting and facilitating dental prevention education programs in identified schools utilizing various marketing and promotional strategies. She maintained and sustained strong relationships between donors and the non-profit agencies; in return provided dental services to thousands of undeserved school children.
Under her direction as Chief Operations Officer for Central Care Community Health Center from (20092015), La Toya Darden implemented HIV primary care and screening programs for underserved patients residing in South Central Houston and through out Houston, Texas. This was the first successful rapid HIV screening program in the country to have a 99% acceptance rate in a community health care center.
In 2011, this work lead to CCIHS becoming the first FQHC in Houston, Texas commissioned by the CDC to perform a PREP study. This work was published in the Emory Medical Journal and LaToya Darden is a national presenter and speaker for this health initiative and advocate for HIV screening for all routine primary, preventative and dental health visits. She also secured and wrote for funding to renovate the first FQHC in Houston, Texas along with writing successfully to United Way through their CDBG grant to have the first children’s wait area funded within a FQHC
Also, in 2011 La Toya Darden was a recipient of the Johnson and Johnson Execute Healthcare Fellowship Program. The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program is a management development program exclusively for executive directors and leaders of health centers and of other community-based health care organizations. The program provides extensive management and leadership development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California. Participants engage in a rigorous but relevant curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for healthcare delivery. The program has graduated nearly 1600 participants since its inception in 2005.
She has successfully orchestrated funding through Houston Endowment for renovations for Central Care CHC main site and secured contracts from HISD and co-authored the Convenience Clinic Benefits Plan, aka “$25K Convenience Health Plan” to provide Primary Preventative health care to HISD employees.
To date, La Toya Darden has written for programs and funding totaling over $5 million dollars since working at Central Care IHS, She has structured and implemented policies and procedures which before were nonexistence in the organization. This "building a better health center" process is a major cost saving to the organization and the value is immensurable.
Dr. Kymberly Butler, M.D. (Chief Medical Officer)
Dr. Kymberly Butler was born and reared in San Angelo, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Biology. Upon graduation, she entered Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Butler graduated from Hahnemann in 1997. She completed her residency training at the University of Texas- Houston, in Family Practice in 2001 where she had the distinct honor to serve as Chief Resident. Dr. Butler returned to the University of Texas – Houston as Assistant Professor for from 2002-2007 after a year of working in a large multi-specialty group. While at University of Texas – Houston. She educated and help develop clinical skills of medical students and Family Medicine Resident. Dr. Butler has a special interest in Women’s Health with concentration on women’s health procedures including: IUD and Nexplanon placement/removal, Colposcopy, EMB, ECC, and evaluation of abnormal lesions. Dr. Butler in February 2007, along with 2 other Physicians formed their own Family Medicine Clinic, Total Health Family Medical Group, in Pearland, Texas. After 7 years of private practice Dr. Butler sough to expand her role in medicine. She joined Accretive Health. She had extensive training in quality and accuracy to recommend patient status through evidence-based medicine to improve compliance and revenue integrity. Earned nomination to serve as site lead across multiple hospitals and healthcare organizations, preparing and presenting educational information on the company, CMS rulings, compliance, and appeals. Acted as the Physician Advisor representative for the sales team with new and prospective clients. Extensive training on billing and coding.
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Throughout all of Dr. Butler’s education and training she believes her calling is to provide quality healthcare to the community with compassion, tenacity and education. She practices under the mantra that Health Care is a right and not a privilege. She is aware that the lack of access to affordable and quality of healthcare not only affects the individual but has a devastating effect on the community. Her mission mind, drive, and compassion for people and the community led her to Central Care Integrated Health Care. Dr. Butler believes in the vision of Central Care Integrated Health Service and together they will be a formidable force in the world of medicine having a profound impact on the community and its people. She has taken the helm of leadership and accepted the charge to lead the clinical department. She continues her love for educating providers, students and interns in clinical medicine. Dr. Butler is determined, committed and only gives her best. Her drive is to continue the legacy of Central Care Integrated Health Services and ensure that mission of providing affordable, accessible and quality care by eliminating health disparities in the communities endures.
She is married to Coye Devrouax and the mother of Zachary. Dr. Butler is a member of American Academy of Family Medicine, Texas Medical Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an avid public speaker on healthcare including adolescence, women health, and preventive care.
Tasneem Lokhandwala, CPA (Chief Financial Officer)
Lokhandwala holds a CPA (Texas) license. As a member of the executive leadership team, she is responsible for the development and implementation of
the financial strategies, operating and capital budgets, and system of
financial management that support the overall vision, mission,
goals and objectives of Central Care. Ms. Lokhandwala is actively involved in planning and
executing strategic partnerships and she oversees financial planning and funding
strategies in support of Central Care's capital projects.
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Ms. Lokhandwala's expertise are in strategic planning and execution, revenue cycle and budget
operation, business planning, capital planning, federal finance regulation and
requirements, financial analysis and state and federal audits.
Lokhandwala is passionate about the role that Central Care plays to support
patients and their families.
When not at work, Ms. Lokhandwala enjoys spending
time reading and traveling.
Demetria Robinson, LMSW (Deputy Director)
Demetria Robinson is a Licensed Master Social Worker and
brings a variety of experience to the Central Care team. Born and raised in Southern California, Ms.
Robinson traveled across the country to complete her undergraduate degree in
Psychology at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Ms.
Robinson pursued her passion of working with underprivileged youth by returning
to work in the school district where she, herself, was educated. Ms. Robinson served as a bilingual elementary
school teacher as a member of the Teach For America Americorps program. She also worked concurrently as a behavioral
health counselor at a residential treatment facility for severely emotionally
disturbed youth. She then went on to
complete her Master’s degree in Social Work at Temple University in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. While pursuing her master’s
degree, Ms. Robinson worked as a case manager for teen mothers and pregnant
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After completing her MSW degree, Ms. Robinson relocated to
Houston, Texas and received her license as a Licensed Master Social Worker in
the state of Texas. She became a school
social worker with the Houston Independent School District, serving students
and families in the Sharpstown and Gulfton communities. Ms. Robinson wanted to build on her
psychology background so she also worked part-time in behavioral health
hospitals and partial hospitalization programs throughout Houston, completing
psychosocial assessments and conducting individual and group therapy.
Ms. Robinson then went on to become an administrator at
Harris County Department of Education.
She served as a leader of the Head Start program for 11 years,
overseeing social services, program operations, and ending her tenure as the
Assistant Director. To remain active in
the field of social work, Ms. Robinson also worked concurrently as a social
worker at Memorial Hermann Hospital for several years before transitioning to Texas
Ms. Robinson has also done significant work abroad as a
teacher and counselor in Mexico, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Ms. Robinson’s passions are education, social
work and community healthcare. She
brings great passion, energy and a commitment to serving patients and families
at Central Care Integrated Health Services.