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Nathaniel Richardson

Daily Record Staff//March 31, 2023

Nathaniel Richardson

By Daily Record Staff

//March 31, 2023


Nathaniel Richardson

President & CEO, UM Capital Region Health

As president and CEO of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health since April 2020, Nathaniel Richardson leads an organization responsible for primary and specialty health care services in and around Prince George’s County.

A native of Houston, he has some 37 years of health care experience.

How has the pandemic changed your view on your job or broader profession?

The pandemic strengthened my belief in the resiliency of the health care industry. We were confronted with too many challenges to list. However, from working with a stellar leadership team to witnessing the strength of team members who work on the front lines, I witnessed more heart than I have seen in my career.

What’s your best advice for someone who aspires to your job?

Know your “why.” I have faced many challenges and varying dynamics throughout my career, but knowing my “why” has kept me grounded and forward-thinking. My “why” has taken shape over the course of my career and I can proudly say that my “why” is rooted in being a servant leader and wanting to have a positive impact in the lives of others.

What do you do for fun and why?

While I have many hobbies, one of my most cherished ones was learning how to build houses with my grandfather, who owned a large residential and commercial construction company. This was also the reason I decided to go to college. One hot sunny day in Texas roofing a house convinced me that building houses would be a hobby versus my core trade.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Health Care Power List for 2023. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at

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