Who Am I?

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  • Richard L. Brown, Ph.D., FACHE is the Chief Executive Office of Lee Brown and Associates, his health services management consulting company.  Under Dr. Brown’s leadership health care organizations have  experienced tremendous growth and change in medical, dental and behavioral health services. He often uses humor to motivate and inspire audiences to maximize their chances for greatness.


  • Brown’s career spans over thirty-five years of administrative experience in a variety of health services organizations, both private and non-profit that served vulnerable populations. He has served in the management and leadership positions of Assistant Administer/COO of an acute care hospital; Administrator of a rural ambulatory health care center; Administrator of a home health agency; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of an urban ambulatory health care facility that operated a health maintenance organization, as well as bureau chief of a state health department. 


  • He is skilled at interacting effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders including advocacy organizations, state and local government, philanthropic organizations as well as health care providers.  He is strong in managing program budgets, ensuring financial accountability, quality improvement, staff, and physician satisfaction as well as maintaining operational and performance standards. Dr. Brown is a seasonal administrator with proven leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Nationally Dr. Brown has served as the founder and president of two Local Chapters of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). He also served on the NAHSE Board of Directors from 1987-2001. Brown has participated as an active member of NAHSE for the past 35 years. In October 2006, Dr. Brown was the recipient of the Senior Health Services Executive of the Year Award. 


  • Additionally, Dr. Brown has served ten years as Assistant Professor or Adjunct at three universities. He served on the national boards of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He has published a book chapter on long-term care, a chapter in Mission Unstoppable and articles on health services administration. Dr. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Missouri University-St. Louis, A Masters degree in Health Services administration from St. Louis University, and an earned doctorate degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Florida State University. Connect with Dr. Brown at Lee Brown and Associates.