Board of Directors

Richard Blakely, M.D.

Retired, Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Richard Blakely, M.D., is a seasoned healthcare professional who practiced primary care internal medicine for 25 years. He went on to have a pivotal role in leading a large physician organization affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston and served as the Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers (MHHNP), overseeing more than three thousand physicians. During his tenure, he was the physician lead for the transformation of MHHNP into a clinically integrated, accountable care organization, fostering a shared commitment to evidence-based medical practice, quality measures, and comprehensive care reporting across the healthcare continuum.

Dr. Blakely retired in 2021, and remains deeply committed to the mission of Vecino Health Centers. He applauds the organization’s past accomplishments and eagerly looks forward to contributing to its future endeavors, drawing upon his extensive background in healthcare and dedication to promoting wellness.