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Richard M. Biery, M.D., MSPH, FACPM,

Senior Consultant

Dr. Biery, earned two science degrees, and an MD from the University of Minnesota, followed by a master’s degree from MU in public health, trained as an international epidemiologist at Walter Reed, served in Vietnam, and completed training in health management in Kansas City. He is specialty board certified in preventive medicine.

He was Director of Health for Kansas City, Missouri, for 23 years, with oversight for indigent medical care systems, the EMS system, and all public health functions for the City. Besides management experience, he gained extensive experience with governing boards serving on over 30 boards, ranging from hospitals to foundations including numerous national boards, two professional journal editorial boards, a foundation board, and president of the US Conference of City Health Officers and regent to the American College of Preventive Medicine.

He has held a clinical professorship at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, an adjunct associate professorship at the University of Kansas Medical School and a lectureship at the UMKC Bloch School of Business.

In 1998 he formed The BroadBaker Group, specializing in helping organizations achieve excellence in values, board governance, leadership, and management performance. He is a graduate of the Carver Academy in Policy Governance®.