“It is a privilege to work with such a highly regarded team of experts.”
Teresa Markowitz is the President and CEO of Case Commons.
Prior to her 2018 appointment at Case Commons, Markowitz spent 18 years as an employee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, most recently as the vice president of the Center for Systems Innovation (Center). In this role, she lead the Foundation’s work of improving outcomes for children in the country’s most fragile families. The focus of the Center is to promote improvements in public systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice, develop effective practices that strengthen families, and bring evidence-based interventions and data-based proven programs to large scale.
Markowitz is also the Foundation’s former vice president, Chief of Staff, where she assisted the office of the president in the daily operations of Casey, including coordinating the senior leadership team, acting as a liaison to the president, and staffing the Board of Trustees.
Her relationship with the Foundation began in 2001 when she was selected for the Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship. After the Fellowship, she stayed to serve as a special assistant to the president, eventually becoming Chief of Staff, with the title of vice president added in 2011. She is currently a board member of KVC Health Systems based in Olathe, Kansas and Case Commons.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Teresa was commissioner for children and family services for Kansas, where she helped lead a child welfare system reform effort that changed the way services were delivered and tracked for some of the state’s most vulnerable children and families. She has worked extensively in juvenile justice and in the mental health field, including managing and operating psychiatric facilities and detention centers for juveniles. She received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas and in 2011 was awarded its Distinguished Alumni Award.