LEADERSHIP
La Toya Darden (President & CEO)

La Toya Darden (President & CEO)

La Toya Darden has worked in community healthcare for the last 10 years. As Program Director of Houston Medi-Dent Mobile Health, Inc., she demonstrated abilities in internal and external marketing, finances, management and dental software technology; wrote successful grants for a children’s dental program; analyzed and wrote appropriate responses to requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotes (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-aged children; and designed an introductory “Partnering with the Community”, “Miles of Healthy Smiles” program that is now standard for the agency. Ms. Darden also served as programs administer and grant writer for the program, where she developed a complete managerial outline for continued growth and success of the agency; established professional relationships and maintained communication with individual school personnel in targeted school districts; promoted and facilitated dental prevention education programs in identified schools utilizing various marketing and promotional strategies; and maintained and sustained strong relationships between donors and the non-profit agency, who, in return, provided dental services to thousands of undeserved school children. 

Under her direction as Chief Operations Officer for Central Care Integrated Health Services (CCIHS), Ms. Darden implemented an HIV primary care and collegiate inoculation medical program for underserved patients residing in South Central Houston and throughout Houston, Texas. She successfully orchestrated funding through the Houston Endowment for renovations to CCIHS' main site and secured contracts from HISD for the Convenience Clinic Benefits Plan to provide primary and preventative healthcare to HISD employees. 


In 2011, Ms. Darden was a member of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program. The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program is a management development program exclusively for executive directors and leaders of health centers and other community-based healthcare 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 600 participants since its inception in 2002. 

Ms. Darden received her B.A in Psychology from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.

La Toya Darden - ldarden@centralcarechc.org
Contact Number: 713-734-4580


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Dr. Kymberly Butler, M.D. (CMO)

Dr. Kymberly Butler, M.D. (CMO)