Rich Robles

VP, Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Children's Hospital

As vice president and chief diversity officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Rich Robles leads strategies and projects that create a culture in which people feel included, engaged, and have a sense of belonging as they work to achieve the organization’s goals.

Before joining Boston Children’s, Rich led diversity and inclusion work for Novant Health, a health care organization in the southeast, where he was responsible for managing business resource groups, internal diversity and inclusion (D&I) work with senior leaders and teams and expanding D&I consulting work externally. His background includes consulting and internal roles in the areas of organizational development, culture transformation, merger integration, and change management.

He is known for delivering measurable results and helping employers develop high-performing teams and cultures at numerous companies, including Bank of America, Motorola, PepsiAmericas, McDonald’s, Schering-Plough, Chicago Tribune Company, The Spiegel Group, and Exelon.

Rich grew up in Guatemala City. To honor his heritage, he continues to be active and lead work in the Latino/Hispanic community. He was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to be part of the Advisory Council for Hispanic/Latino Affairs, and he played an active role as a board member of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte. He has also served as a board member for several nonprofit organizations.


  • VP, Chief Diversity Officer

    Current role