Community Bridges

Richard Jeffcote Joins Community Bridges as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Enhancing Agency’s Strategic Capabilities

Date posted: August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014
Contact: Tish Casey
Creative Co-op
(603) 658-1600

Concord, New Hampshire (August 1, 2014) – Community Bridges, a non-profit agency committed to advancing the integration, growth and interdependence of people with disabilities within their home communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Jeffcote as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). An experienced CFO, Jeffcote most recently served as an advisor to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital.

In his role at Community Bridges, Jeffcote will work closely with the executive director to develop and implement an overall strategy for the long-term success of the organization. Jeffcote will oversee all financial, operations and cost control efforts, and will help senior leadership strengthen strategic partnerships with organizations seeking trusted and cost-efficient resources for individuals with disabilities and their families.

“Richard’s skills are an ideal fit for the current and future needs of our organization,” said Roy Gerstenberger, executive director of Community Bridges. “His wide-ranging experience will help Community Bridges continue our efforts to establish industry best practices while we plan proactively for the changing landscape of health and human services in New Hampshire.”

Added Gerstenberger, “We are committed to helping the people we serve live fulfilling, independent lives by fostering the connection between individuals and their communities. Richard will help implement new initiatives that will ultimately enable us to expand our role in the communities we serve and beyond.”

Jeffcote started his career as an auditor at Blue Cross Blue Shield, later joining Wentworth-Douglass Hospital as a controller. After that, he joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a corporation that at the time owned 350 hospitals, as director of reimbursement for the Northeast region. Jeffcote has since served as CFO of several hospitals and medical centers, assisting with all aspects of financial management as well as strategic planning. Jeffcote is a native of Providence, Rhode Island and a current resident of New Hampshire. He holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.

About Community Bridges

Part of the area agency system in the State of New Hampshire and serving communities throughout the central region of the Granite State, Community Bridges is a leading non-profit organization providing individualized, person-centered support to people of all ages who are affected by disabilities and those who care for them.

Nationally recognized for its innovative solutions and passionate about improving lives, Community Bridges provides services for individuals affected by developmental impairment, injury and aging, working to match those in need of care and their families with the best opportunities for enriching their lives and the lives of others as active members of the community. Services are available for a variety of needs, including Early Childhood Services, Residential and Day Services, Career Development, Case Management, Shared Living, Self-Directed Services and Individual and Family Support.

For more information about Community Bridges, please call 603-225-4153 or visit

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.