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Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Dr Tierra Pritchett

Tierra M. Pritchett

Ed.D.Deputy Commissioner

Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality

Dr. Tierra M. Pritchett is Deputy Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a senior-level position in which she oversees the DBHIDS Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality. In this role, she works to provide leadership, vision, and direction for all aspects of the division including fiscal oversight, digital operations, quality, and human resources. In addition, as deputy commissioner, Dr. Pritchett focuses on ensuring that department strategies are proactive, comprehensive, consistent, and reflect DBHIDS’ strategic focus, priorities, and values.

Prior to this role, Dr. Pritchett served as the director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Health Partners Plans. Dr. Pritchett managed many distinct projects and initiatives that impacted health care delivery for members receiving Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program services. Dr. Pritchett also governed and oversaw the administration of key state and federal legislative requirements, assisted with company expansion efforts, and managed relationships with federal trade organizations. As a registered lobbyist for the organization, she promoted and influenced decisions that impacted the organization while building positive relationships with legislators.

Dr. Pritchett also served as an ambassador with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Mandela Washington Fellowship initiative and coordinated participation in hosting fellows from President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, Mandela Washington Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2019 Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange grant through the U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Pritchett holds a doctorate of education in organizational leadership and innovation, a master’s degree in organizational and strategic leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is passionate about mentoring and coaching others. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and volunteering.

Leadership Team