Richard Griffith is a career healthcare administrator with service in both the United States Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. After a three-year tour supporting air and space operations in North Dakota, he deployed in 2003 as an administrator of the Air Force medical squadron at Baghdad International Airport, and then conducted humanitarian relief operations following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After transitioning to the civil service, Richard served in Research administration and then as Executive Officer to the medical center director in Indianapolis. His current portfolio includes strategic planning, capital investment, business intelligence, public-private partnerships, public affairs, outreach, and Congressional and state relations. He received a master of Healthcare Administration degree from the US Army Baylor program, completed an administrative residency at the Johns Hopkins Health System, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and holds an Adjunct appointment at Indiana University's Fairbanks School of Public Health.