Board Member Biogprahy
DR. RICHARD J. RIVAS, JR.
Doctor of Health Sciences
Professor and Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Saint Leo University/Ana G. Mendez University
West Florida National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Tradewinds Homeowners Association
Dr. Rivas is a leading innovator in Health Care Education and Administration with extensive experience educating providers in regulatory compliance, research management, and leadership development. He holds a BA in Biology/Pre-Medicine with a minor in Spanish/Hispanic Literature from Middlebury College, a Masters of Science in Biomedical Science from Barry University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from A.T. Still University College of Health Sciences.
His passion to serve the community includes leading the Men’s Ministry at The Crossing Church South Shore Campus, the Faith Community Nursing Ministry with BayCare, and Medical Missions with Faith In Practice in Guatemala. Dr. Rivas also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem PAL in Hillsborough County.