Richard (Rick) Frankhart has over twenty-five years of experience in human resource management, working in staff, leadership and consulting roles along the way. Rick’s experience has primarily been in the health care arena, and also includes extensive work with people in recovery. From 1999 to 2004, Rick had leadership and program development responsibilities at Michigan Health Professional Recovery Corporation (MHPRC), a non-profit organization that served as the contractor for Michigan’s Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP).
Rick has been a vocal advocate for programs and regulatory systems that support the disease concept of addiction and provide confidential alternatives that allow those afflicted the opportunity to restore their lives and careers. He has been a presenter at local, state, national and international conferences, and was selected by the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) to participate in an ad-hoc task force to develop standards of care for impaired practitioners. He has presented on various topics including compliance monitoring for professionals in recovery, human resource management, employee problem solving and performance management. Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Madonna University.
He has been active in various professional and community organizations over the entire span of his career, including Rotary International, local Chambers of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), the National Consortium of Chemical Dependency Nurses (NCCDN), the National Organization of Alternative Programs (NOAP) and the Alzheimer’s Association. Rick lives just south of the Brighton area with his wife of 27 years and two daughters. He enjoys golf, woodworking, and “playing the guitar just well enough to entertain myself.”