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Joe Edward Richards

Joe Edward Richards, American health care executive. Achievements include Developed & implemented statewide emergency medical services management information system. Decorated National Defense medal. Board directors West Virginia Easter Seal Society, 1977—1987, Buckskin council Boy Scouts American, 1985—1986; Member of National Association Private Resources, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Richards, Joe Edward was born on July 31, 1947 in S. Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Guy Edward and Margaret Jane (Gray) Richards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, West Virginia State College, 1976. Postgrad, Marshall University, 1976. Postgrad, Marshall University, 1982.

      Postgrad, Marshall University, 1983. Postgrad, University West Virginia, since 1991.

    Career

    • Chief research & development Office Emergency Medical Services, West Virginia Department Health, 1977—1981, director regulatory services division, 1981—1982, director certified of need, 1983—1984. Senior manager health care consultant Ernst & Whinney, Charleston, 1984—1988. Administrative law consultant.

      Principal Smith & Kern Certified Public Accountant, 1988—1989. Director operations Voca Corporation West Virginia Inc., since 1989. Adjunct instructor health law & legislation West Virginia Institute of Technology.

      With United States Air Force, 1966-1969.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include Developed & implemented statewide emergency medical services management information system.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors West Virginia Easter Seal Society, 1977—1987, Buckskin council Boy Scouts American, 1985—1986. Member of National Association Private Resources, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Louise Knudson, February 4, 1982.
    • father: Guy Edward Richards
    • mother: Margaret Jane (Gray) Richards
    • spouse: Janet Louise Knudson
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    Born July 31, 1947
    (age 70)
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