Richard joined First Year Cleveland in October 2023. He has spent nearly two decades in various data analytic roles with the last 13 years as the lead maternal and child health data analyst at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. His primary focus has been to highlight socio-economic inequities and their association with health disparities in Cuyahoga County. Richard holds a BA and M.Ed. from Kent State University as well as a GIS certificate from Cleveland State University.