Richard Gannotta, NP, DHA, FACHE is a recognized leader in the health sector with service in CEO/President and executive roles in some of the nation’s most prominent academic and public health systems as well as a global med tech enterprise. Currently, Dr. Gannotta serves as the Chief Healthcare Administrative Officer at a leading health sector company and as the Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Previous experience includes leadership roles as CEO (and the COO prior) of the UCI Health System. Before that, he was senior vice president of hospitals at New York’s NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public healthcare system. He also held roles as president of Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he led hospital operations and worked closely with the leadership of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and as president at Duke Raleigh Hospital, part of the Duke University Health System, and North Carolina-based Wake Med Health & Hospitals. Dr. Gannotta received his BSN and NP degrees from Florida International University. He earned an MBA from Campbell University, as well as his DHA from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was a Johnson & Johnson Fellow for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.