Quiteka Moten
Year
2017
Chapter
Position
Co-Director, NLC Nashville

Quiteka “Teka” Moten works for the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability as the State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Teka is from Memphis, TN and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee- Knoxville with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a B.A. in Sociology. Following undergrad, Teka managed programs and policy efforts for the Alzheimer's Association in South Central TN-- where she began her career in aging programs. During this time, she worked to establish rural senior networks, train first responders, and manage early-stage engagement programs & respite grants.

Following her time with the Alzheimer’s Association, Teka pursued her Masters of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences at Tennessee State University while working as a government contractor. During graduate school, Teka aided two organizations with tackling operational deficiencies and handling major transitions. In her role at TSU's Office of Continuing Education, Teka leveraged her project management skillset to increase Non-Credit Revenue growth as well as Workforce Development initiatives. Next, at Metropolitan Development Housing Agency, or MDHA, Teka developed staff training and administered benefits for the newly approved state-sponsored plan.

Passionate about supporting caregivers, Teka has spent years assisting families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Through providing hands-on training, care plan management, and respite referrals, Teka makes use of her Certified Dementia Practitioner and PAC Dementia Coach designations by training caregivers and healthcare professionals. She has made appearances on a number of local television and radio programs throughout the state—most notably are her features in NPT’s Aging Matters series.