SPA Adjunct Faculty
Ron Aldrich, MBA, LFACHE, is a healthcare leader with fifty-three years of leadership experience in healthcare governance and administration. He has twenty-five years of CEO experience including twenty years at the system level and five years as a hospital CEO. Ron has leadership, governance or educational experience in all regions of the United States. He has helped form three health systems (Servantcor, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Catholic Health Services of Long Island) and has provided early system formation leadership at Franciscan Health System. Ron has also served on the Boards of Directors of six health systems, three universities or colleges and multiple state, regional and national health associations. He has also been active in education for healthcare administration having served on the Faculty, Adjunct Faculty or as an Executive in Residence at five universities.
He also represented the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for a three-year term on the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAMHE). He is a Life Fellow of the ACHE, a Life Member of AHA and is a former Chair of CHA's Board of Directors (1992-1993). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Villa Therese Catholic Clinic in Santa Fe, NM, which is the only free clinic in the State. As well, he was elected Board Chair for a three-year term (2016-2019). In March 2019, he began a part-time role as a Practice Administrator for the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico in Los Alamos, which is an 18 physician/nurse practitioner medical group adjacent to the Los Alamos Medical Center. Ron also serves on the Board of Directors of New Mexico Healthcare Executives (NMHE) where he serves as co-chair of the Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Working Group. He also serves as a NMHE Mentor to three healthcare leaders in New Mexico.
Ron earned his MBA in Health & Hospital Administration from the University of Florida and holds a BA in Economics from the University of South Florida.