Ted Lovato, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Vice President and Chief Programs Officer, MSSW, LMSW, CCDS, CART

Ted Lovato oversees the Supportive Services Programs for Samaritan House. He received his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Bachelors of Business Management Degree from LeTourneau University, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mental Health from Tarrant County College. Mr. Lovato also holds certifications in Chemical Dependency Counseling, Tobacco Cessation Treatment, and Anger Management and is a Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist (CCDS), Certified Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist (CTCTS) as well as a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART).  He is licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a State of Texas Notary Public. He joined the Agency in 1993 during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He has over 33 years’ experience in housing and supportive services. He currently serves in leadership roles on the Tarrant County Human Services Advisory Committee, MHMR Adult Mental Health Community Advisory Committee, MHMR Addiction Services – Community Advisory Committee, and the North Central Texas HIV Planning Council Service Delivery Agency Council. Mr. Lovato is an Adjunct Faculty at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus in the Mental Health Program. He is responsible for all agency programs (social work, chemical dependency, nutrition, medical case management and family and health eduction).