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Jennifer Lowther
NameJennifer Lowther
Title:Clinical and Quality Initiatives Director
Phone:410-706-6386
E-Mail:jlowther@ssw.umaryland.edu
Expertise:Evidenced Based Programs, Quality Improvement Initiatives
Bio: Ms. Jennifer Lowther is the Clinical and Quality Initiatives Director at The Institute for Innovation & Implementation. In this role, she leads the technical assistance and training of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) implementation in Maryland and oversees various clinical, quality improvement and child-serving system change projects. On Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet’s behalf, she supports the ongoing statewide implementation of EBPs, including Multisystemic Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care, and Brief Strategic Family Therapy. Previously, Ms. Lowther was the Project Director for the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) grant, contracted by the Mental Hygiene Administration, for which she oversaw project management functions and led a three-state collaborative. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Ms. Lowther spent seven years working in the specialty mental health managed care industry in Maryland at APS Healthcare and ValueOptions. Ms. Lowther has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and German from The Colorado College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.