Maria Theresa Mangahis also known as “Thess” to her friends migrated to New York from the Philippines in 1992 right after she finished her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She started her career in Healthcare in different facilities as a Medical Secretary, Technical Support Aide, Medical Biller until her last job as an Accountant before moving to Texas.
When their family decided to move in Houston Texas in 1998, she was already hired to work as a Reimbursement Specialist at Home Medical of America. After two years, she was given an opportunity to work for MD Anderson as PBS Specialist.
While working full time, she was able to manage also to fulfill her full- time job as a wife and mother to her three children. She was able to continue and finished her Masters in Healthcare Administration with University of Phoenix at the same time. After she graduated, she was given a promotion to become a Financial Analyst under Stem Cell Department. While busy working, she also became very much involved and active in different work and community organizations wherein she became a President of two organizations. She became an active member and Board of Director of PACCTX since 2007.
In 2010, she decided to join a group who tried to open up a CNA School but since it took a long while for them to get a license approval, their funds did not meet the requirement. She then decided to try a different career path by selling cars. She became successful with her new career and was always on top when it comes to sales performances. She decided to go back in healthcare industry after three years of doing car sales due to work-life balance. Currently, she is working from home as a ChargeMaster under TX SSC Compliance Department for HCA Healthcare Inc. who is an American for-profit operator of health care facilities around US.