Terris King

Pastor, Liberty Grace, and former Senior Executive Director of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Terris King

Terris King is committed to transforming healthcare by creating scalable innovative models that seek to lower cost and improve the health of vulnerable American populations. Most recently, he launched the Lukan Group, which serves as an interface between healthcare and the church. The Lukan Group has sponsored both statewide and county focused vaccine and health improvement efforts, and has partnered with Microsoft, Center forGlobal Health Innovation, Kaiser-Permanente, and Harvard University. Terris also launched the King Enterprise Group: an entity that concentrates on consulting at the intersection of HIT, population health, capacity building and infrastructure support. Terris established a successful Baltimore City Interfaith Immunization process during the COVID-19 pandemic, partnered withJohns Hopkins International Vaccine Center and the city’s health department to increase the influenza vaccine rate by 13%, and resolved the city’s access and equityCOVID vaccine challenges.


He previously served the federal government in several roles, including Deputy Director of the Office ofClinical Standards and Quality (OCSQ) at the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS). At CMS, he established the Office of Minority Health and served as its first Director. While serving at CMS he designed an initiative called Everyone with DiabeticCounts, which remains the nations largest health disparities reduction program.


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