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Terika Richardson, Senior EVP, COO

Terika Richardson

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

As Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Terika's responsibilities include providing strategic and operations-related leadership, ensuring optimal operating effectiveness for the organization and its operating regions. Terika joined CommonSpirit in 2023 with more than 20 years of experience in executive operations at various nonprofit, for-profit, and faith-based health care organizations. Previously, Terika served in leadership roles at Ardent Health Services, Advocate Health Care’s Chicagoland market, and HCA. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree of Public Health from the University of Michigan. She has twice been acknowledged as one of Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Executives” and has received the American College of Healthcare Executives (Chicago Chapter) - Young Healthcare Executive Award. Terika currently serves on the American Hospital Association (AHA)’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She has served on other AHA committees and as a regent-at-large for the American College of Healthcare Executives.