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Rick Smith

Executive Director


Rick has served as BORP’s Executive Director since 2012. He has spent over 40 years in the field of nonprofit management and organizational development with experience that includes numerous senior management and consulting roles with nonprofit organizations and grantmakers. He was the Executive Director of CompassPoint for 10 years and spent five years as the CEO of Support Centers of America. Working as an independent consultant from 1998 to 2012, Rick focused his practice on transition management and served as the Interim CEO for 20 nonprofit organizations. He has been an adjunct faculty member at U.C. Berkeley and Golden Gate University. He has served on many local and national boards of directors; currently he serves as the Treasurer of the Piedmont Education Foundation, the President of the Ed Roberts Campus, and is a board member of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network.