January 15th, 2021 – 12:30 PM
Redmond Regional Medical Center –
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Rick Stevenson to its Board of Trustees. Stevenson will serve a two-year term on Redmond’s Board.
“I am proud to welcome Rick Stevenson to our Board of Trustees and appreciate his willingness to lend his expertise,” said Redmond Chief Executive Officer John Quinlivan. “Rick is a well-respected member of our community with numerous accomplishments for successfully leading a variety of initiatives. I know that he will provide excellent oversight and guidance as we have historically enjoyed from members of our board.”
Stevenson holds many leadership positions in the northwest Georgia area. He is a founding member of 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia and is a founding and current Executive Board member of One Community United. He also serves on the Board of the Rome International Film Festival. Mr. Stevenson was co-chair of Rome/Floyd Citizens for Better Schools, which led the successful campaign to pass the 2017 Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. He became one of the lead public spokespersons for the ESPLOST, using his ability to tell compelling stories, answer questions, and diffuse hostilities as instrumental in the overwhelming passage of the sales tax.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a medical community that is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion, and respect,” said Stevenson. “Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the HCA Healthcare family are devoted to strengthening our local communities. I look forward to helping advance the Redmond mission.”
Stevenson is both an excellent administrator and organizer. He is frequently called upon for his marketing aptitude and his knowledge and connection to the diverse communities that make up the Northwest Georgia footprint. Quiet by nature, he inspires others to act through his example of constant preparedness and attention to detail. Stevenson is distinguished by his ability to cross lines of demarcation and build coalitions of unlike-minded people to pursue objectives beneficial to the common good. Conveying an aura of warmth, empathy, and authenticity, Stevenson’s willingness to be an active listener presents him with opportunities to develop relationships and build bridges that escape others. During this current season of significant, world-changing, and national-changing events, he has vigorously engaged our local faith leaders in challenging but constructive dialogue. These conversations have contributed to public displays of unity amongst local faith leaders.
Stevenson is a graduate of East Rome High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been married to Sundai Stevenson for 30 years. They have two children, Rikki Alexis and Landon, a son-in-law Cam, and granddaughters Camlyn and Carsyn.