HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Development and Disability (The Harris Center) announced today Taseer Badar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based private equity firm ZT Corporate, has joined its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Badar was selected for his experience in operational efficiency and improved patient care models. Through Altus Community Health, he has successfully grown his healthcare portfolio predominantly in Texas.
“The Harris Center’s mission directly correlates with that of Altus Community Health – we strive to transform the lives and well-being of those in our community through access to first-rate care and high-quality patient experiences,” said Badar. “My experience in the healthcare industry has been centered around creating operational efficiencies and processes to ensure clinics, hospitals and doctors have the support they need to focus on the patient. I have admired The Harris Center’s work in our community to support the lives of people with behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability needs and look forward to working closely with their team.”
“It is a great privilege to warmly welcome Mr. Badar to our Board of Trustees,” said Wayne Young, CEO of The Harris Center. “As COVID-19 and the related changes in business and society have accelerated our need for innovative transformation, The Harris Center has demonstrated to our employees, clients and community partners that we have persevered and remained a strong resource for our community. On behalf of my fellow Officers and the Trustees, we look forward to working with Mr. Badar to make a significant difference in the lives of individuals experiencing behavioral health and IDD needs in Harris County.”
Badar’s two-year term officially began in November 2020. He joins the Board with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. ZT Corporate’s portfolio company, Altus Community Health, is an integrated health network that provides affordable, high-quality patient care. The community health system is made up of specialized physicians, hospitals, emergency rooms and other acute-care facilities across communities in Texas. Through Badar’s experience in the healthcare industry, he has a deep knowledge and understanding for how successful community health care systems should operate, scale and achieve success.
The Harris Center offers multiple services to the Houston community like outpatient mental health services, a comprehensive psychiatric emergency program, intellectual disability and autism services, forensic mental health services and a Harris County mental health jail diversion program. As a member of the Board, Badar will join various committees within The Harris Center and contribute to the growth and success of the organization.
About ZT Corporate
Established in 1997, ZT Corporate is a private equity firm with an active portfolio in healthcare services and automotive dealerships. With offices in Houston, Los Angeles and New York, the team provides full-service wealth management services to its clients and investors and creates value through a broad range of financial channels, including traditional and alternative investments. ZT Corporate’s active healthcare portfolio operates under Altus Healthcare and Neighbors, with automotive dealerships branded under the ZT Motors umbrella. For more information: www.ztcorporate.com.
About The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provided care to over 70,000 people in fiscal year 2020. Learn more at TheHarrisCenter.org.