Placed Leaders

Rich Napolitano

Executive Director

CommonWealth Purchasing Group

We partnered with CommonWealth Purchasing Group (CPG) on the search for an Executive Director. CPG was founded as a subsidiary of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, in 1994, it provides group purchasing, shared services and strategic sourcing solutions for 750 community health centers and related non-profit organizations in Massachusetts and across the country. CPG is a national group purchasing organization that works to strengthen community health centers and nonprofits streamline costs and boost efficiency in a rapidly changing marketplace. 

The search resulted in the recruitment of Rich Napolitano to the role.

Napolitano has spent most of his career in nonprofit leadership roles spanning multiple industries that include education, social services, and health care.

He most recently worked as the Senior Vice President of External Relations and Chief Strategy Officer for Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC). During his time at GLFHC, he was responsible for leading strategic and operational business development initiatives as well as External Relations, Grants Administration, Compliance, and Legislative Affairs. Napolitano’s noted accomplishments at GLFHC include leading his team’s efforts in conducting the largest Campaign and reaching unprecedented fundraising totals in the health center’s history; and working with other community leaders to establish the Greater Lawrence Opioid Alliance in 2019, which focused on aligning like-minded organizations addressing the opioid crisis in the Merrimack Valley.

Napolitano served on the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Governmental Affairs Committee and the National Association of Community Health Center’s (NACHC) Membership and Health Policy Committees and recently served as co-chair of NACHC’s Healthcare for the Homeless Committee and chair of the National Advocacy Task Force.

Napolitano graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Administration from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. He holds a certificate from the Geiger Gibson Fellowship program in Community Health Policy and Leadership as well as a certificate in Leading Product Development from Harvard University’s Executive Education Program.