Richard A. Chaifetz, Psy.D.

Board Member

Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and the pioneer and leading provider of fully integrated employee assistance, behavioral health, wellness, work-life and human resource administration services. ComPsych provides services to more than 118 million individuals and 53,000 organizations, ranging from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private companies and government entities throughout the U.S. and more than 170 countries.

Dr. Chaifetz is also the Founder and Chairman of Chaifetz Group, a private advisory and investment firm.

Dr. Chaifetz has served on the board of directors, as well as an advisor, to several public and private corporations which currently include Pixel Press, Save Wave Energy, Kennet Partners, Vistria Group and MedAware. He is on the board of trustees of The Field Museum of Natural History, Saint Louis University, TCS Education System, the Miami University Foundation Board, the Brain Research Foundation, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In 2007, he was named Saint Louis University’s Alumni of the Year and was inducted into the University’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. He was awarded The Brain Research Foundation’s 2014 Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award in Philanthropy. In 2017, he also received the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Chaifetz and his wife Jill are active philanthropists with notable gifts to St. Louis University including Chaifetz Arena, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, and the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. Additional philanthropic gifts include the Chaifetz Trading Center at Miami University Farmer School of Business, the Richard and Jill Chaifetz Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum, and the Survivor Stories Theater at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Dr. Chaifetz, a licensed neuropsychologist, is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University and received his Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.