In memory of Richard Averbuch


Richard AverbuchDear Coalition family,


It’s with great sadness that I share the news that our Coalition’s first Executive Director, Richard Averbuch, passed away last week.


Richard led the Coalition from 2016 to 2019 – he took it from an idea to an organization. And he did it all with a spirit of kindness, humility, collaboration, and care. He was also really funny and fun to be around. You can see his fingerprints in so much of our work, especially in the videos we shared at our summits.


We are so honored that his wife, April, has asked that donations be made in Richard’s name to support our Coalition’s work with the Massachusetts Medical Schools’ Collaborative. Richard was instrumental in bringing this vision to life and was passionate about training the next generation of clinicians. 


You can read more in his obituary. Please join me in remembering Richard – his kindness, quirkiness, and his dedication to improving the care for people living with serious illness.