The Board of Directors of Richfield Retirement Community has selected D. Raymond Fisher as Chief Executive Officer. Fisher previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the organization and has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, financial management and strategic planning.
According to W. Stewart Bruce, Board Chairman, Fisher will assume his new duties immediately, while Robert Rector will continue in his role as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Fisher has held key leadership roles in both the private and non-profit sectors. With regard to his service in the private sector, Fisher spent 18 years with CSX Corporation most recently as Director of Corporate Strategy and held the position of VP of Corporate Development at Cadmus Communications, a provider of marketing and print services. Fisher previously served as Chief Financial Officer for two premier Virginia continuing care retirement communities, Fort Norfolk Retirement Community’s Harbor’s Edge and Westminster Canterbury Richmond. While at Westminster Canterbury, he oversaw a $160 million expansion which at the time was one of the largest in the nation for a single site community. This effort increased revenues from approximately $30 million to over $55 million.
Most recently, he led Richfield’s management team and Board of Directors through the development of a five-year strategic plan which has as its core focus the continued pursuit and realization of being a “Best of Class” provider in Southwest Virginia.
“We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Mr. Fisher to his new leadership position at Richfield,” says Stewart Bruce. “His extensive executive experience as well as proven leadership made him an ideal candidate for the position.”
Fisher says he looks forward to working with residents, families, staff, physicians and community leaders to continue Richfield’s tradition of excellence. “Our primary focus going forward is to enhance and build upon the tradition of the highest quality of care that has been a hallmark for Richfield for more than seven decades. These efforts have the desired result of improving the quality of life for our residents, employees and served communities.” says Fisher.
Fisher earned his Master of Science from University of Baltimore and received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College in Economics and Business. He was awarded a CPA in both Virginia and Maryland and has been an Adjunct Professor at several Universities.
For more information about Richfield, visit www.richfieldretirement.com.
Submitted by Rachel Spencer