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Roy A. Roper, MS


Since his retirement in 2017, Mr. Roper has supported REACH Riverside’s Executive Team and Operations staff. Reach Riverside is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on redevelopment, education, and community health through government funds, philanthropic donations, and a network of dedicated community partners. Prior to retiring, Mr. Roper served as the President and CEO of the Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), where he was responsible for an annual budget of $24 million, 180 full and part-time employees, and 100 volunteers supporting the collection, manufacturing, and distribution of blood and related products to hospitals serving the Delmarva region.  

Prior to joining BBD — and realizing his goal of full-time community service — Mr. Roper was President of Roper Consulting Group (RCG). He has more than 16 years of experience in the managed care industry, where he held several key management and leadership roles. At United Healthcare’s Behavioral Health division, he oversaw an Account Management organization managing annual revenue of $250 million and 14 locations across the United States. He also established a new Mid-Atlantic large employer medical benefits sales and service operation, where he was responsible for annual revenues of $66 million.

In addition to his extensive business and leadership experience, he has been an active volunteer and leader in community organizations and Boards. Mr. Roper currently serves on Gaudenzia’s Foundation Board and volunteers at the Wilmington Veterans Administrations Hospital.

He holds a master’s degree in Organization Development, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and an associate degree in Law Enforcement.

 Why I Serve at Gaudenzia:

The negative effects of substance abuse and addiction are devastating. People die, and families and individual lives are destroyed. The human toll and financial costs are astronomical. The people at Gaudenzia are on the front lines, dealing with this epidemic daily. I wanted to use my professional experience to work with an organization that helps people create solutions for positive change in their lives.

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