The Bucyrus native began his role with the nonprofit, faith-based organization on Nov. 29. “I’m very excited to be on board. I was drawn to the mission and vision of United Church Homes,” Richard said.
UCH’s corporate office is based at 170 E. Center St. in Marion. Our mission is to transform Aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace. The vision for our residents is to experience the Spirit creating abundant life in community.
Richard joins UCH with a strong background in healthcare administration, most recently as the chief financial officer at Columbus-based Peregrine Health Services, a premier long-term care organization. He spent more than seven years with the organization, beginning as its controller, overseeing accounting functions for 16 long-term care communities in Ohio.
Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of UCH, said Richard was the right person for the job.
“We are fortunate to have Richard at United Church Homes. He is a great addition to our organization because of his broad range of experiences as a healthcare financial executive. He brings a combination of leadership and expertise that makes him the right person for our organization,” Rev. Daniel said.
John Renner, senior vice president of finance and business strategy at UCH, agreed. “Richard’s leadership experience in managing operational and strategic development will be very important to UCH as it continues to grow its service lines,” he said.
Richard graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and healthcare administration. He is a certified public accountant.