President: Ross Barber
Ross Barber is a Director for Bon Secours Mercy Health responsible for overseeing all aspects of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and the Health Aware / Health Promotion programs for the Richmond Market. His responsibilities include 5 hospital sites, 7 departments all recognized as best practices in the health system. He has over 20 years of experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and several years in Physical Therapy management.
Ross attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration while majoring in Marketing. His passion for health, wellness and helping others saw him follow a career direction that included earning a Master of Science degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Exercise Physiology. This propelled him on a career that has included Corporate Fitness, Physical Therapy, and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. He has achieved National Certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine.
He has successfully opened from ground up, multiple hospital departments. He is recognized as a content expert in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation clinical operations and programming. A long-time member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) and joint affiliate the Virginia Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (VACVPR); he has had the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity and is the current VACVPR President. He has spoken on many occasions at both State and National organizations in the field of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. He has received numerous awards for his commitment and excellence in the field of health care including the 2020 Bon Secours Mercy Health Covid Leadership award and multiple annual fundraising awards from the American Heart Association.
Ross has successfully coached Fast Pitch Softball at both the Elite amateur and High School levels, having coached multiple D1 College fastpitch players. His wife is a successful Architect, and his two children compete in college athletics at the University of Virginia and Washington & Lee University in softball and track & Field.