Richard Boyson: President & CEO of Eliza Jennings

Richard Boyson

Rich Boyson first joined Eliza Jennings in 1996 and served as the organization’s director of financial operations from 1996 to 2002. After many years of career development in leadership positions within other not-for-profit aging services organizations throughout Ohio, Boyson returned to Eliza Jennings in May 2015 to serve as president and CEO.

Boyson has 26 years of experience, with 22 years in the long-term care industry. His expertise spans the full spectrum of aging services, including multi-site organizations offering residential care and services, therapy, home health care, hospice, and community-based services. Under Boyson’s leadership, organizations have experienced significant growth, increased revenue and profit margins, and improved resident and employee satisfaction.

Prior to rejoining Eliza Jennings, Boyson held the position of president of Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, a Columbus-based provider of home and community-based services and subsidiary of Ohio Living, serving 41 of Ohio’s 88 counties. He served as chief financial officer for Therapy Partners, a venture of the Eliza Jennings Group, and played a key role in that organization’s expansion into 18 states. Boyson also served as chief financial officer and interim CEO for Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio. He previously held senior level positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Boyson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kent State University. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Public Accountants. Boyson serves on the Board of Fairhill Partners, a not-for-profit group of organizations whose mission is to provide direct and ancillary services to older adults. He previously served on the Board of Humility of Mary Housing Inc., a transitional and senior housing provider. 

Boyson is a member of LeadingAge and LeadingAge Ohio, the national and statewide advocacy associations for not-for-profit providers of aging services, and serves as a speaker for their Leadership Academy program to develop aging services leaders. In 2019, Boyson was appointed to the LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors and joins the Board member Class of 2022.

Boyson is a CPA and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kent State University. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Public Accountants.

Visit: www.elizajennings.org

 
 

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