By ALLYSON M. LANE
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
NORWALK – Richard J. Roche joined Fisher-Titus Health as the system’s Chief Human Resources Officer July 29, according to Fisher-Titus President & CEO Brent Burkey.
Roche will lead the organization’s human resources team that serves some 1,400 employees across the health system, including Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Fisher-Titus Medical Care employed physician/provider group, The Carriage House, Norwalk Memorial Home, and North Central EMS.
“We are pleased to have Rick join Fisher-Titus,” said Burkey. “His extensive human resources experience and demonstrated leadership success will support and enhance the important role our human resources department plays both within the organization and in our community.”
A native of northeast Ohio, Roche has served in senior-level human resources positions at numerous health-care organizations, including the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Fla.; Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga.; University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga.; and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Roche is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Society for Human Resources Management. He earned a BSBA in Labor Relations from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a Master’s in Management from Lesley University, Cambridge Mass. He served in the US Navy from 1983-1987.
Roche has been active in community organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs, the American Red Cross, and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. He is a runner/triathlete, a Naval Boxing Champion, and a Collegiate All-American.