Candice Richardson, RN

Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Candice Richardson, RN, serves as our Chief Clinical Operations Officer. A member of the strategic leadership team, Ms. Richardson is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College and launched her career at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham. While working in correctional services, she was introduced to the mission of community health centers by a colleague and in 2015, Ms. Richardson joined the Kennedy Community Health team as a nurse manager at our Worcester health center. Within two years, she was promoted to Site Manager of our health center in Milford. In late fall 2019, Ms. Richardson was promoted to Vice President for Nursing and Clinical Services, and in a short time her skills and expertise were greatly challenged by COVID-19.  Throughout the two-year height of the pandemic, she led the quality control and infectious disease efforts, implementing processes and protocols to ensure the safety of patients and staff.   In early April 2022, Ms. Richardson was promoted to her current position of Chief Clinical Operations Officer.