Richard Knecht, M.S.

Title: Affiliated Consultant

Richard Knecht, M.S. is has been serving as the Pathways to Wellbeing Transformation Manager, since August of 2015. In this capacity, he’s provided technical and process supports to the construction of the Katie A. mandated Shared Management Structure and its monthly Community Team, where parents and youth are pursuing additional leadership voices on behalf of children and youth. He’s also delivered technical assistance to the early design and development of CCR and TFC reforms.

Since 2015, Richard Knecht, M.S. has been providing technical and change management consultation to the Departments of Social and Health Care Services in Sacramento. He is the former director of Placer County’s Children’s System of Care. Prior to Placer, he served as Sr. Vice President at the River Oak Center for Children, where he shared responsibility for nearly a decade, for a host of services and outcomes including program management and quality improvement, and where he lead that multi-site agency’s first successful Joint Commission accreditation. Richard served as Chief Operating Officer of a large free-standing behavioral health hospital in Salt Lake City. He has provided consultation services to dozens of organizations and collaboratives, both public and private.

He is presently Chair of the Board of Director’s at ifoster, the country’s online resource portal for Foster and Kinship care youth. He has a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University, and an M.S. from CSU Sacramento.