Richard Ricciardi, CRNP, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, is a Professor at The George Washington University School of Nursing. Prior to joining GW, Ric served as the Director, Division of Practice Improvement, and the Senior Advisor for Nursing, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). At AHRQ, Ric’s research focused on implementation science in the ambulatory care setting with an emphasis on team functioning, team-based care, outcomes measurement, evidence-based treatment of acute and chronic pain, and improving patient safety and quality. Prior to joining AHRQ in 2010, Ric served on active duty in the Army for 30 years, where he held numerous positions as a pediatric and family nurse practitioner, clinical scientist, and senior leader. In his last two assignments on active duty, Ric served as Chief of Nursing Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2006-2009), and Director of Research at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (2009-2010).
In addition to his leadership and scholarship in the areas of healthcare delivery, education, and policy, Ric brings corporate governance expertise to the position of President-Elect. Ric has served on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit corporations and professional societies, including service as Chair of the Sigma Building Corporation, and as Treasurer and Vice-President of Sigma. Ric is also a Past-President of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), and Past-President of the NAPNAP Foundation. Ric also maintains his clinical practice, serving as a nurse practitioner in the Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.