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Rita Roberts, RN
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Division I

Rita Roberts has served as Chief Operating Officer for the Schumacher portfolio since 2010, overseeing operations in some 22 states, and has been affiliated with the company since 2004 serving in progressive leadership roles. She brings nearly 40 years of clinical nursing and business management experience to her position at Schumacher Clinical Partners. As a former emergency department nurse in hospitals across Texas and Missouri, Roberts showed exceptional leadership skills and quickly rose to managerial positions.

Having served as a principal and COO of a health care consulting firm that provided operational and financial analysis, Roberts brings valuable insights to her role and an impressive mastery of the nuances of the healthcare industry including hospital operations, managed care, clinical quality and performance, and provider services. In her role, she works with hospital and system administrators, physician leaders, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and staff to continuously improve quality and efficiency of care for the patients served. Her background, combined with her leadership style, strong decision-making skills, innovative approach to challenges and service-oriented personality, allow her to manage the complex operations of the ever-demanding health care industry with poise and purpose.