Changing Lives Together

Employee Spotlight: Timothy Allen-Kidd

Timothy Allen-Kidd, Division Director for Outreach Services, shares his passion for helping others, cooking, and more. 

Q: What do you enjoy about working at Sheppard Pratt? 

A: I am fortunate to work in two great locations. I am honored to oversee programs that help the most vulnerable people in the city I love—Baltimore.

Q: What does a typical day look like for you? 

A: The beauty of my job is there is no typical day. Most days are spent making sure my talented staff have what they need to provide optimal services to this deserving population.

Q: What are three traits that best describe you? 

A: Honest, loyal, and dependable.

Q: What advice do you have for the clients you see every day? 

A: Whenever I get the great opportunity to interact with clients, I remind them of the importance of staying in treatment and not giving up.

Q: What has been your proudest moment at work?  

A: My proudest work moment was being a part of our internal discussions around the importance of diversity and inclusion as it relates to marginalized people. I am extremely passionate about this issue and have been working on it for decades. 

Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet and why?  

A: James Baldwin. He brought consciousness to the masses with a focus on improving race relations and educating and uplifting Black people, despite the resistance. As a Black, gay man, I get strength from Mr. Baldwin’s writings and courage to continue the fight. 

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?

A: International travel, cooking, entertaining and spending time with those I love. 

Q: What would you title the autobiography of your life?

A: The title would mirror the lyrics from a treasured gospel song: I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired: The Life and Times of Timothy Brooklyn Allen-Kidd.

Q: What is your favorite destination?

A: There is no place like Italy! The food, the history, the architecture, and the people. It’s very adult-like. My husband and I have made seven trips to this wonderful place and plan to retire there. 

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

A: If I won a substantial amount of money, I would move to Italy immediately. I’d buy a villa somewhere in the Amalfi Coast that is big enough to house my loved ones.

Q: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? 

A: I would love to learn to make homemade bread and pasta like the Italians.

Get to Know Timothy Allen-Kidd