Rick spent his career at Northwest Hospital Center and is transitioning to retirement from his position as Assistant Vice President of Provider Operations, where he was responsible for the administration of employed and contracted provider services.  Rick has a long record of professional involvement having served as President and Board Chair of the AAPA, the NCCPA, and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the President of the PA Foundation.  He was named Outstanding PA of the Year by the Maryland Academy in 1987 and by the AAPA in 2000.  He has been involved in international workforce development serving as the first chair of AAPA’s International Affairs committee and then working as a consultant.  He led delegations to the Netherlands, Taiwan, Great Britain, China, Canada, Brazil, and Cuba and has done humanitarian missions to Africa.  Rick holds multiple faculty appointments including at George Washington and Towson Universities; and he chairs the Program Advisory Committee at the latter.  Rick is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins PA program and practiced internal medicine in a hospital setting for 40 years, transitioning from a clinical to an administrative role during that time.  Rick joined the nccPA Health Foundation Board in 2019, began a second term in 2022, and has served two terms as the Board’s Treasurer.