Teresa Lovelady joined the HealthCore Clinic (formerly Center for Health and Wellness) as President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2011.
Teresa has been a medical patient at the Center since 2003 and served as a consumer board member since May 2009. She brought a wealth of experience to the board as a patient and as a professional in the mental health field. Previously, Ms. Lovelady served as the Vice President of Prevention and Advocacy at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas.
Teresa has served on many taskforces, coalitions and committees including National Mental Health America, Visioneering Wichita, African-American Coalition, the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, Wichita State University, Wichita Public Schools (several site councils and parent teacher organizations), Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS) statewide review of disparities in the child welfare system, and COMCARE in addressing needs of disadvantaged persons, particularly children. Teresa has demonstrated leadership and excellence by being a team player willing to negotiate and mediate for “win/win” situations and serving as a positive role model within the community.
Educational credentials: MSW & MBA, Newman University; B.S. Chicago State University; Addictions (AAPS) Credential coursework, Butler County Community College. Professional memberships: Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society; Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society; Who’s Who Among College Students; National Association of Social Workers (NASW); National Association of Black Journalist; African American Coalition (Wichita, KS).