Richard Weiss is President and CEO of Argus Community, Inc. since 2000. He has served the agency in various capacities in the last 28 years. Argus Community, Inc. strives to help severely disadvantaged teens and adults free themselves from poverty and drug abuse and giving them the tools to life a life based on responsibility, work and hope.
He quickly became a respected employee and a devoted team member. Since then, Richard never stopped learning, a testament to his dedication in a time of disruption and transformation. He has achieved morally admirable results in establishing and developing programs and methodologies to meet the challenges of New York’s hardest hit populations. Richard made it about the goal, not the role. He utilizes advanced development and predictive modeling techniques to design programs that adapt rapidly to the changing face of healthcare. He continuously works on creating relationships to enable seamless integration of new and existing services.
While growing Argus Community, Richard enhanced all facets of the organization’s culture. More functionality and different useful skill-sets were essential to nurturing an agile leadership team. With such vision as Richard demonstrated early on, it’s no surprise Argus has gained so much momentum moving beyond its 50th year.
In addition, Richard is the President for Boom!Health, an organization that removes barriers to accessing primary medical care, viral hepatitis prevention services, and harm reduction services. These core programs are uniquely designed to reduce the life threatening aspects of active opioid addiction.
Under Richard’s leadership, Boom!Health became a subsidiary of Argus in 2018.