About Richard

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Richard is a lifelong resident of the 22nd Ward, in particular, Little Village (La Villita).  He embodies a love and respect for our diverse communities with a shared sense of responsibility to make our environment a better place to live and work.  

Richard is employed at Lawndale Christian Health Center as Director of Long-term Services & Support and has been an active member of La Villita Community Church, a church dedicated and engaged in serving the needs and overall well-being of the 22nd Ward.

As a Fellow with the Mid-American Regional Health Leadership Institute at UIC and a Public Health Administrator, Richard continues to be dedicated in integrating, fitness & nutrition, primary care, safety & workforce development through community services to enhance the quality of life of residents of the 22nd Ward.

Current and former professional affiliations that seek the health and well-being of the community:

  • City of Chicago Age-Friendly Advisory Commission
  • Coalition of Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE) Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • Illinois Association of Community Care Programs Care Providers (IACCPHP) Board of Directors
  • Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program Advisory Committee (CCPAC), Commissioned Member
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce Special Service Area # 25, Commissioner
  • La Villita Community Church Administrative Board, Director, Chair, Elder
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Community Advisory Council, Member
  • St. Anthony Hospital Community Health Improvement Leadership Committee, Member