Tim Wiens was hired by the Board of Directors in January of 2020 as the half time Executive Director of the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation.
In 2016 Deputy Secretary Bernie Simons appointed Tim Wiens to serve on the State-wide Tiered Standards Committee to comply with the new federal CMS Settings rules. As part of Tim’s work on this Committee he was asked to chair the Residential Sub-Committee to set residential goals for DDA’s transformation. As a result of the work and recommendations of this Committee, in January of 2018, Mr. Simons appointed Tim Wiens to Chair the DDA Supported Living Advisory Committee, which led to the recommendations to establish both a DDA Rental Assistance Program and the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation.
Tim Wiens served as Executive Director of Jubilee Association of Maryland for 40 years, retiring from that position in June of 2019. He led Jubilee as it grew from one group home serving 7 individuals who had intellectual and other developmental disabilities, a budget of $43,000 a year with three employees to an agency serving 140 individuals in over 70 locations, with a budget of $12,000,000 and 260 employees. During this time Jubilee gained a reputation for excellence and innovation. Jubilee achieved extraordinarily low turnover rates for its employees and was a leader in partnering with other organizations to create new and innovative housing arrangements for the people it served.
In 2008 Jubilee’s three-year strategic plan signaled an end to Jubilee purchasing group homes and the establishment of the Jubilee Model Housing Partnership. This partnership was a commitment to service all individuals, regardless of the level or type of disability in non-group home settings. The first partnership to grow out of this was with Rosaria Communities, a Catholic based non-profit that provided the housing, connected the residents to a local Parish, and Jubilee provided the services. This model created affordable housing with natural supports from the local Parish, Jubilee managed admissions and services were provided without regard to religion. A second partnership was with the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission HOC. HOC purchased four houses and people living in these houses all had vouchers, and Jubilee provided the services. The third partnership was with the Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), which is the largest developer of affordable housing in Montgomery County. Jubilee worked with MHP on several projects which resulted in people receiving Jubilee services living in affordable apartments owned by MHP. In 2011 Jubilee received a five-year grant from a local Foundation to continue to build its Model Partnership Program. Tim Wiens was intimately involved in all of this work including hiring people and consultants to create partnerships and to access affordable housing for what grew to be about 100 people living in non-group home settings. When Tim left Jubilee in 2019 over 40 of these 100 individuals had housing choice vouchers in their names.
Tim served in many leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. He served on the Board of MACS, the Maryland State providers Association, for 12 years including 2 years as Board President. He was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council where he served for nine years. He served on the Board of Mennonite Health Services for nine years where he chaired the Board Governance Committee. Tim received the MACS Recognition for Lifetime Achievement award in June 2019.
Tim is a graduate of Bethel College in N. Newton, KS, and has a Masters of Social Work degree from Catholic University and a Specialist Degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University both in Washington, D.C.
Tim has been married to Mary Jo Schumacher for 38 years, they have two sons Jacob and Jonathan, two daughters in law and two granddaughters all of whom live on the west coast. Tim is an active member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church. He loves to travel, to hike, to golf, to entertain and to take advantage of the cultural riches of the Washington, D.C. area.