Community Advocate

Rich is a parishioner at St. Therese Catholic Church in Aurora, and longtime Aurora resident. Rich has been active in local community service for decades. He helped form Residents Against Drugs And Crime (RADAC) in 1995 and the St. Therese Church social justice ministry, FAMILY, working with Together Colorado, in 2006.In 2007 Rich helped implement the KidzBlitz innovation in children’s Medicaid/CHP+ enrollment, as part of Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU) and All Kids Covered.Working on KidzBlitz underscored serious issues in healthcare access in Aurora. With Together Colorado, Rich helped bring community residents and partners together to form Aurora Health Alliance in 2009. Rich serves on the boards of Aurora Health Alliance, DAWN Clinic Advisory, the Aurora Community Connection Family Resource Center , the Aurora Salvation Army Advisory Board, and is a former board member of Together Colorado. He has received several awards for his work in social justice and healthcare. He resides in Aurora with his lovely wife of more than 40 years, Mina, an education assistant for Aurora Public Schools.