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Captain Jeffrey Richardson

Chief Therapist Officer

As the Chief Professional Officer, CAPT Richardson advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of therapists in the Therapist category.

Currently, CAPT Richardson serves as the Health Services Administrator of Federal Correctional Institution, Safford where he is responsible for the administration of a Health Services Clinic within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He is in charge of managing, developing, organizing, implementing and monitoring the entire health services program with over a million dollar budget.

Prior to joining the Federal Bureau of Prisons, CAPT Richardson held an assignment as the Rehabilitation Services Chief of San Carlos Apache Health Care Center where he developed collaborative agreements for student internships with the University of New Mexico Occupational Therapy School, the University of Southern California Physical Therapy School, and the University of St. Augustine Physical Therapy School.

CAPT Richardson served as a staff physical therapist of Sells Indian Health Service Hospital from July 1999 to August 2001. He also served as the Chief Physical Therapist of Hopi Health Care Center from August 2001 to November 2004 where he was responsible for the initial organization, development and administration of a remote short stay 8-bed critical access hospital outpatient Physical Therapy Department. He was selected as the Chief Physical Therapist of San Carlos Indian Hospital from November 2004 to September 2015 where he spearheaded the creation of their physical therapy department.

In support of the Commissioned Corps, CAPT Richardson has been an active member and has held several positions within the Therapist Professional Advisory Committee.

CAPT Richardson maintains licensure as a physical therapist and has board certification as an orthopedic certified specialist. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from Arizona State University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California.

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