*The Trill Foundation*

Holistic Centered Engagement

The Trill Foundation

"A change is gonna' come..."


CORE COMPETENCIES


Strategic Planning ♦ Program Development ♦ Administration ♦ Budgeting ♦Training

Facility Management ♦ Staff Development ♦ Marketing ♦ Counseling ♦ Crisis Intervention ♦ Advocacy

EXPERIENCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS


Pathways by Molina Healthcare.  Family Preservation Services of D.C.  Regional Privacy and Compliance Officer/Director of Performance Quality Improvement.  Sept. 2016 to present

Oversee all matters related to the implementation, adherence, and maintenance of compliance, privacy and quality improvement functions in a healthcare environment.  

  • Drive efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and business operations through process improvement.

  • Works with all practice personnel on the approval and release of protected health information.

  • Development of policy and procedures to ensure strict adherence to ethical business practices state, federal, and administrative regulations.

  • Conduct fraud, breach and privacy investigations.

  • Compliance monitoring of business associates.

  • HIPAA reporting.

  • Train staff on mandated practices, governing laws and administrative regulations.

  • Establish and maintain a system to track outcomes and other benchmarks; data collection and analysis.

  • LEWIS E. SMITH

  • (301) 357-2862 • [email protected]


  • Manager / Director


  • Years of experience in oversight, management and administration of social programs creating positive outcomes. Excellent problem-solving skills and judgment in identifying systemic issues and creating solutions. Accomplished program developer with diverse implementation experience. History of increasing revenue and program capacity.  Obtained and maintained COA (Council on Accreditation) accreditation for numerous programs. Skilled advocate with the ability to influence and shape public policy decisions. Experienced clinician and Licensed Professional Counselor with proven results.






Baltimore City Health Department.  Director, Office of Youth Violence Prevention.  

Jan. 2014 – June 2016

Senior level responsibility for the development and administration of public health programs.

  • Responsible for multi-sector, multidimensional strategic planning and systems implementation to diminish youth violence and move the needle on social disparities and health matters experienced by marginalized communities.    

  • Multi-program administration of services specifically impacting youth under 25 years of age.  

  • Oversight of sub-grantee contract administration and technical assistance.

  • Evaluation of evidenced based approaches.

  • Development and dissemination of best practices.

  • Federal, state and local government grant development and administration experience.

  • Served as the Citywide Violence Prevention Coordinator associated with Department of Justice’s nationwide communities of practice including the National Forum to Prevent Youth Violence and the Community Based Violence Prevention funding strategies.


PROGRESSIVE LIFE CENTER • Oct. 1994 – Nov. 2011

Provider of mental health and social services to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Africa.





Director of Operations • Jan. 2008 – Nov. 2011

Executive level responsibility for the development, oversight and administration of culturally competent, family-centered programs serving consumers in the child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health care systems while achieving program goals and clinical outcomes within accreditation and certification guidelines.

  • Strategic planning and leadership development

  • Provided multi-program leadership in two states with clinical oversight and supervision of program directors in a 24/7 on-call environment

  • Established benchmarks for evidenced practices, monitored outcomes, and developed continuous quality improvement system

  • Directly responsible for $5 million to $7 million budget, including development, fiscal management, and sub-contract responsibility

  • Cultivated funding opportunities, building relationships with government, private and foundation stakeholders, writing grants and proposals, and developing minority business and diversity goals

  • Expanded IT opportunities to support operations and future needs

  • Directly responsible for regional agency accreditation and re-accreditation

  • Responsible for regional facilities and risk management



Program Manager, Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Programs • June 1997 – Dec. 2007

  • Provided multi-program and multi-site administration, including clinical oversight, supervision, employee evaluations, and training

  • Developed and implemented program specifications and evaluation

  • Curriculum and topical module development

  • Responsible for budget and financial management, business development, community resource development, and program marketing

  • Acquired and maintained COA accreditation for multiple programs.

  • Developed IT systems to enhance accountability standards


Clinical Supervisor, Family Preservation Program • June 1995 – May 1997

  • Trained, supervised, and evaluated project staff on clinical effectiveness and job performance

  • Coordinated case selection and prepared weekly and monthly reports to funding providers

  • Supervised crisis intervention and advocacy services

  • Developed business relationships and community stakeholders to improve program operations

Family Therapist, Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program • Oct. 1994 – June 1995


ADERO HOUSE, Washington, D.C. • July 1994 – Nov. 1994

Substance Abuse Family Counselor


URBAN SHELTERS AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, Washington, D.C. • July 1993 – April 1994

Assistant Program Director


KENILWORTH/PARKSIDE SUBSTANCE ABUSE CENTER, Washington, D.C. • Sept. 1992 – May 1993

Counselor


CONSULTING

Re-Parenting Program, University of Maryland • 2011

Crawford Consulting and Mental Health Services, Landover, Md.
Clinical services • Dec. 2004 – Dec. 2006

University Research, Bethesda, Md.
Citywide accreditation of Washington D.C. Addiction Programs • Sept. 2000 – March 2002

Emily Price-Jones Headstart, Baltimore, Md.
Training and staff development • Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2001

Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA
Field Instructor, Masters in Human Services Program • 1998,1999, 2001



Family and Children Services Baltimore, Md.
Project Leader, Alcohol and Drug Partner, Fast Trainer, Fast Headstart Program • March 1996 – April 1997

Howard County Addiction Services, Jessup, Md.
Program Specialist • Dec. 1995 – June 1998

Family Trauma Services, Alexandria, VA.
Therapist • Aug. 1995 – March 1996

El Shaddai Ministries, Washington, D.C.
Director of Planning and Organization • June 1994 – Nov. 1994



PRESENTATIONS


World Bank. Citywide Efforts to Address Violence Affecting Youth. 2015

Working with Single Females Raising Male Youth, National Association of Black Social Workers • 2004

Counseling the Hip-Hop Generation, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice • 2003

Spirituality in Working with Youthful Offenders, American Counseling Association • March 2001

African Centered Approach to Working with Youthful Offenders,
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice • July 2000

Youth Diversion Programming as an Alternative to Suspension, National Conference on Expulsions, Suspensions, and Dropping Out of School • Jan. 2000

NTU Psychotherapy: An Approach to School Problems,
National Conference on Expulsions, Suspensions, and Dropping Out of School • Jan. 1999

Juvenile Street Gangs: Innovation Approaches, N. E. Family Preservation Conference • June 1998


SPECIALIZED TRAINING


Peer Reviewer, Council on Accreditation • 2013

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Senior Caregivers • 2011

Compulsive Gambling • 2010

Functional Family Therapy • 2005 – 2006

Juvenile Sex Offender Certification Program, University of Louisville • 2004

Mediation, Community Mediation Program • 2000

Behavioral Healthcare Standards, Council on Accreditation • 1998

Certified Addictions Counselor Training, Baltimore City Headstart • 1996

Trainer, Fast Prevention Program, Family and Children Services, Madison, WI • 1996

NTU Psychotherapist, Progressive Life Center • 1995


BOARD & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES


Peer Reviewer, Council on Accreditation

Board Member, Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth

Board Member, Baltimore City Task Force on Disproportionate Minority Contact

Board Member, Family League of Baltimore City, Youth Development Committee


EDUCATION


Post-graduate courses in Human Services, Bowie State University

Post-graduate courses in Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix

Master of Human Services – Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, 1993

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Associate in General Studies - American University, Washington, D.C.


LICENSES & CERTIFICATION


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Washington, D.C. • License No. 384

Certified HIPAA Professional


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


American Counseling Association, Institute on Marriage and Family Systems.