Board Member, NALHE
System Vice President for Operations Integration Catholic Health Initiatives
Richelle Webb Dixon currently serves as System Vice President for
Operations Integration with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in
Englewood, Colorado. In this position, Richelle assists with developing the operations
model for the new ministry, CommonSpirit Health which will be formed from the merger
of CHI and Dignity Health in January 2019.
In addition, Richelle currently serves as President of the National Association of
Health Services Executives (NAHSE), the premier professional organization for African
American healthcare executives. Under her leadership, NAHSE is strategically focused
on advocacy, innovation and organizational sustainability. In 2018, Richelle
spearheaded the year long celebration of NAHSE’s 50th Anniversary.
Richelle is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and
serves on numerous boards including the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, ACHESouthEast
Texas Chapter, San Jose Clinic (Houston, TX), and is the Lead Judge on the
Panel of Judges for Quality Texas – a foundation that assists organizations with improving
performance based upon the Baldrige criteria.
Professionally, Richelle has devoted her career to ensuring that all individuals,
especially minorities have access to affordable, quality healthcare. She has more than
twenty years of executive experience and believes in mentoring the next generation of
Richelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters in
Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She is married to Tyrone Dixon and together they have a beautiful daughter. Richelle
enjoys volunteering, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In 2017,
Richelle was awarded the ACHE-SouthEast Texas Regent’s Award and was inducted into
the University of Michigan Track & Field Hall of Fame.