Board Member, NALHE
System Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Froedtert Hospital
Richelle Webb Dixon currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this position, she is responsible for planning, development and oversight of the $1.8 billion, 700 bed academic tertiary care facility. Richelle joined Froedtert Hospital in May 2020 with significant experience in leading health system operations. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, she served as System Vice President, Administration for CommonSpirit Health, a health ministry created through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.
In addition, Richelle currently serves as President of the National Association of
Health Services Executives (NAHSE), the premier professional organization for African
American healthcare executives. Under her leadership, NAHSE is strategically focused
on advocacy, innovation and organizational sustainability. In 2018, Richelle
spearheaded the year long celebration of NAHSE’s 50th Anniversary.
Richelle is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and
serves on numerous boards including the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, ACHESouthEast
Texas Chapter, San Jose Clinic (Houston, TX), and is the Lead Judge on the
Panel of Judges for Quality Texas – a foundation that assists organizations with improving
performance based upon the Baldrige criteria.
Professionally, Richelle has devoted her career to ensuring that all individuals,
especially minorities have access to affordable, quality healthcare. She has more than
twenty years of executive experience and believes in mentoring the next generation of
Richelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters in
Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She is married to Tyrone Dixon and together they have a beautiful daughter. Richelle
enjoys volunteering, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In 2017,
Richelle was awarded the ACHE-SouthEast Texas Regent’s Award and was inducted into
the University of Michigan Track & Field Hall of Fame.