Dick Tibbits is a native of upstate New York. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover-Newton in Boston, Massachusetts. Dick is an ordained minister, a licensed professional mental health counselor, a certified ACPE supervisor and an experienced hospital administrator.
Dick is currently the Chief People Officer at Florida Hospital in Tampa. This is the newest hospital to become a part of the Florida Hospital family and Adventist Health System.
During his career Dick has been a pastor, teacher at the high school, college and graduate levels and hospital administrator at Kettering Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Florida Hospital. In his spare time Dick has conducted original research on forgiveness and heart disease which he has presented at The National Institute of Health, Harvard University, The Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Loma Linda University, and Stanford University. He is the author of “Forgive to Live: How Forgiveness Can Save Your Life” published in partnership with Florida Hospital and Thomas Nelson Publishing Company which is currently printed in three languages.
Dick enjoys tennis, hiking national parks and riding his Harley Davidson.