Christopher Riccardi

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Chris Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP, is the Business Continuity Program Manager for CHOC Children’s hospital in Orange, California. His responsibilities include the development, implementation and management of the enterprise-wide Business Continuity Program. Chris brings 15 years of industry experience resulting in a rare combination of hands-on practice coupled with natural leadership leading to countless certifications, and authorship of multiple award-winning programs. Chris also serves as a Subject Matter Expert with ASPR TRACIE. He was the visionary behind the 15 ‘til 50 project – a nationally recognized best practice in healthcare mass casualty incident response planning. Chris also served as Chair of Providence Health & Services enterprise-wide Emergency Management Steering Committee and Chair for the California Hospital Association’s Emergency Management Advisory Committee. Chris is a certified healthcare safety and emergency management professional. Mr. Riccardi also educates hospital leaders as a Hospital Disaster Management Training Instructor.