Rich has worked in the not-for-profit industry for over thirty years. Rich began his career as a grant accountant at NYU Medical Center before joining public accounting firms Loeb & Troper and Pannell Kerr Forster, which both specialize in auditing not-for-profit companies. Upon leaving public accounting, Rich worked as a Controller at the American Technion Society & Puerto Rican Family Institute (PRFI) and Director of Finance at the Institute for Community Living (ICL). At both ICL & PRFI, he worked with all levels of government funding and agencies. He also headed the third party billing departments, which submitted claims to Medicaid, Medicare and managed care companies. While at ICL, Rich also handled subleases between the clients and ICL as part of the programmatic goals of teaching money management skills to the clients. He was also part of the mentoring new manager program. Rich received his undergraduate degree from CUNY – Queens and is a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s not-for-profit and healthcare committees.