Director of Public Affairs
Harris County Housing Authority
As native Houstonian with a passion for economic development and connecting business services to the needs of people in the community, Timika Simmons is the new Director of Public Affairs for the Harris County Housing Authority. Prior to her role with The Harris County Housing Authority, Timika spent 20 years in the healthcare industry initially as a patient care providerand later as an administrator and best practices leader of strategic planning and business development teams for Fortune 500 organizations such as Community Health Systems and the Houston Methodist Hospital System.
Timika currently serves as chairman of the board for the Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce, board member for TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, chair for The Woodlands Chamber Annual Business Summit on Healthcare and creator and chair of the Tomball Health and Wellness Alliance. Her recently termed roles include the Montgomery County United Way’s Work Place Wellness Council. She also spent 3 years participating in mission trips to the Dominican Republic providing needs and education to children in that region.
Timika is a graduate of the University of Houston college systems where she served as student regent liaison, business manager and writer for the campus newspaper and voted most inspiring student by her graduating class. She was also awarded a distinguished internship with the Greater Houston Partnership where her passion for community and business leadership was ignited. Through public speaking, policy advocacy, volunteer and committee involvement, Timika is known for compassion,consistency and connecting people to resources and influencing positive change for overall continuum of care and better population health management.
In her spare time Timika enjoys 3 beautiful daughters, Sade, Zoe and Katelyn, traveling, running half-marathons, cycling, and kayaking.