Steve Ridini, Ed.D

President & CEO


Dr. Ridini is President and CEO of HRiA. He has over 25 years of experience working in public health within the US and internationally. He has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to hospitals, health departments, health centers, and foundations on community health assessments, health improvement planning, and strategic implementation planning. Dr. Ridini also has a proven track record in non-profit management and administration, with a professional background spanning research and evaluation, strategic planning and organizational development, grant making, and coalition building. Dr. Ridini earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and political science from Boston College, followed by a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Education from Harvard University. He has served as lecturer at Harvard, and has authored two books on social change, Health and Sexuality Education in Schools: The Process of Community Change and Grassroots Social Action: Lessons in People Power Movements. Prior to joining HRiA in 1998, Dr. Ridini worked with USAID and the Ministries of Health and Education in Belize to develop a national alcohol and drug education curriculum.