Richard is the Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning Officer primarily responsible for supporting the Environmental Conservation Program and San Francisco Bay Area Program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Richard came to the foundation from Foundations of Success (FOS), a small non-profit organization dedicated to improving the practice of conservation and development through enhanced monitoring, evaluation and learning, and collaboration, which he co-founded and co-directed since 2000. Richard’s work with FOS centered on developing concepts, tools and approaches for enhanced monitoring, evaluation and learning, assisting partner organizations to develop adaptive management systems, evaluating conservation projects and programs, managing applied research related to evaluation, organizing learning network, and facilitating cross-site and cross-institutional learning. Prior to co-founding FOS, Richard was the director of the Analysis and Adaptive Management Program and the Latin America and Caribbean Program at the Biodiversity Support Program in Washington, DC. Before the Biodiversity Support Program, Richard worked internationally as an assistant director of a biosphere reserve, founder and director of two community-based health and development organizations, field analyst for a food security information system, and evaluator of post-disaster interventions.
Richard holds a PhD in epidemiology and an MPH in international public health planning and evaluation from Tulane University. He also has a BA in Latin American studies from Northwestern University.