Leyden appointed CEO at Richmond County Hospice

Board removes interim tag

ROCKINGHAM — Board members at Richmond County Hospice have appointed Kristina Leyden as chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization.

Kristina Leyden was appointed chief executive officer at Richmond County Hospice effective March 1.

Kristina Leyden was appointed chief executive officer at Richmond County Hospice effective March 1.

Leyden most recently served as interim CEO. She came to work for Richmond County Hospice in June 2012 as director of family services and inpatient care and later as clinical operations officer. Her role as CEO is effective March 1.

Leyden has a bachelor of science degree in behavioral sciences/sociology and a master’s degree in social work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and North Carolina. Leyden also has served as an adjunct professor in the areas of sociology, human services and women’s studies in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

“Since 2012 we have benefited from Kristina’s abundance of positive energy and true commitment to the goals of Richmond County Hospice,” said Neal Watkins, board chairman.

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