A familiar face is returning to Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center as its new Chief Medical Officer, Roanoke-Chowan area native, Dr. Claudia Weaver Richardson. Dr. Richardson is an experienced OB/GYN who, before joining RCCHC, served as President of Roanoke-Chowan Women’s Center, Medical Director for OIC in Rocky Mount, NC, and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland.
She holds a B.S. in Biology from Duke University, received her M.D. from the East Carolina Brody School of Medicine, and formal training in obstetrics and gynecology from Wayne State University Medical Center in Detroit, MI. In 2003, Richardson received a Masters in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill. She has two children Joseph Robert Richardson and Ross Howard Richardson and is a member of the Xi Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
“RCCHC’s team is thrilled to have Dr. Richardson leading our clinical team and carrying on her family’s incredibly legacy of caring for the health care needs of our communities here in the Roanoke Chowan region. Dr. Richardson’s passion for quality, compassionate patient care along with her dedication to the care of the clinical staff needs all contribute to why she is the perfect Chief Medical Officer at this time,” said Kim Schwartz, RCCHC CEO.
A welcome reception is being hosted by the RCCHC Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8 at Ahoskie Comprehensive Care, 120 Health Center Drive, Ahoskie from 5 to 6 p.m.
“It is a privilege to honor my mother and father’s legacy by serving the community that they cherished. I’m excited to join an excellent team of forward thinking providers and staff who are willing and prepared to handle the challenge of modern medicine, without compromising the invaluable relationship of primary care provider and patient,” Richardson said.