Profile: Richard Erb

Rick Erb is the President/CEO of the Maine Health Care Association. Prior to his appointment in 2001, he served as a CEO in local and county government in Maine and New York for over 20 years. He began his career as a town manager at age 21, immediately after receiving a bachelor’s Degree in Public Management from the University of Maine. More than two decades later, he was awarded a master’s Degree in Community and Rural Development from Cornell University. His thesis involved a study of social capital in the long-term care setting and its effect on staff retention. He was a member of the Beta Class of Leadership Maine and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and legislative commissions. To reach Rick via email: