Chapter Leadership – Amy Richards, FACHE

Secretary
Amy Richards, FACHE
Senior Director, Business Analytics
VHA Mid-Atlantic

Amy currently is Director, Data Application & Insights at Vizient, Inc. (the recently merged company of VHA, UHC, and MedAssets) where she leads in-depth analyses of clinical, operational, and financial data to support hospitals and internal company stakeholders.  Prior to this role, she worked with hospitals in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, to create valuable benchmarking tools and facilitate opportunities to share best practices.  Before joining VHA, Amy worked in a business analysis role with Vital Engineering, a program of UPMC Health System, and the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.  She also worked in research administration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts).

Amy received her MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business and her MHA from the Graduate School of Public Health, both at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Statistics. Amy is board certified in health care management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She has served in several leadership roles in the local ACHE chapter.

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