Dr. Richard Afable is currently the President and Board Chair of BeWellOC, a public-private partnership working to improve the mental health for all residents of Orange County, California. BeWellOC will lead the nation in optimal mental health for all residents.
Dr. Afable is the retired President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, an Orange County-based integrated delivery system created by the affiliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and the southern California region of St. Joseph Health. He was also previously the President and CEO of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Afable has over 20 years of medical practice experience as a solo, group and academic practitioner. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, and Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has had added qualification in Geriatric Medicine.