Richard Klarberg has been the President and CEO of the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2001. COA is a not-for-profit accreditor of more than 2000 public and private organizations throughout North America which provide a broad array of services such as foster care, intercountry adoption, financial counseling, and opioid treatment to more than 7 million children and families annually. Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Vice President for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, a not-for-profit provider of health care with18 hospitals and 30,000 employees and the Executive Vice President/COO of the American Health Foundation, a not-for-profit medical research organization. He has been a practicing attorney with the firm of Javits & Javits in New York City, a public school teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant and a Vista Volunteer in the Ozark Mountains. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Queens College of the City University of New York.