President & Chief Executive Officer Community First Health Plans
Theresa Scepanski began her career with University Health in 1995. With over 35 years of experience in human resources development and leadership, Theresa’s skills and abilities have led to her being promoted to several key management roles and eventually to her current position as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer.
Promoted to Senior Executive Director, Health System Administration in 2005, Theresa provided leadership and support to the Detention Health Care Services, University Health System Foundation and CareLink departments. Theresa led several initiatives to strengthen the fiscal health of CareLink. Under her leadership, CareLink improved access to health care through expanded collaborative arrangements with non-profit clinics, federally qualified centers, the local mental health authority, and community physicians.
Theresa served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Community First Health Plans, managed care organization, in 2010. Theresa was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in 2012. In this role, she has spearheaded significant improvements and expansions in all her areas of responsibilities; Human Resources, Center for Learning Excellence, Volunteer Services, Employee Health, Safety & Wellness, Environment of Care, Emergency Preparedness and Detention Health Care Services. Serving a second term as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Community First Health Plans, beginning August 2019, Theresa was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer for Community First Health Plans, August 2020.
Board affiliations include Texas Association of Health Plans, Texas Association of Community Health Plans and Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA). Theresa has served as Chair for the University Health System Annual United Way Campaign since 2006.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Texas State University and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, graduating with honors from Webster University.