Richard Klarberg

Richard Klarberg has been the President and CEO of the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2001. COA is a not-for-profit accreditor of more than 1600 public and private organizations throughout North America which provide a broad array of services, including foster care and intercountry adoption. Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Vice President for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, a not-for-profit provider of health care, and the Executive Vice President/COO of the American Health Foundation, a not-for-profit medical research organization. Prior to these positions, Mr. Klarberg served as a practicing attorney with the firm of Javits & Javits in New York City, a public school teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a Vista Volunteer in the Ozark Mountains. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Queens College of the City University of New York.