Chris Riopelle

Chris Riopelle

Board Vice President

Mr. Riopelle is the CEO of NorthStar Anesthesia, one of the fastest growing anesthesia practice management companies in America.  Backed by private equity firm TPG Growth, NorthStar provides anesthesia in more than 150 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 19 states. Mr. Riopelle received his BA in Economics Cum Laude from Albion College. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit. Mr. Riopelle has nearly twenty years of healthcare experience, with more than a decade in the kidney care arena.  Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Riopelle served as Sr. Vice President of Operations for DaVita Inc., a Fortune 350 healthcare services company and a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for La Vie Care Centers, a $1.0 billion skilled nursing company. In that role, Mr. Riopelle helped lead a team that engineered financial, operational and cultural turnarounds of the organization. He spent the early part of his career at the Healthcare Consulting group at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and also served as a senior executive at GeriMed of America, Inc., a geriatric physician practice management company.  He began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Riopelle has served on the boards of and as an advisor to a number of private equity-backed healthcare companies.  Mr. Riopelle and his wife Sarah are the proud parents of Catherine, age 8 and live in Denver, Colorado.