Rick Miller

Chairman of the Board

Rick Miller founded Avamere in 1995 with a skilled nursing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. With a progressive agenda to keep seniors healthy, independent, and in their home of choice for as long as practical, he led the growth and diversification of Avamere, sustaining an annual growth rate approaching 20% until 2012, when he became the board chair. Rick returned in 2018 as the CEO.


In 2010 Rick co-founded the venture capital firm, Rogue Venture Partners. Rogue invests primarily in Oregon-based entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with funding and mentorship.


Today Rick is the CEO of Avamere Living, a skilled nursing and therapy services company. He is also part owner of various healthcare organizations, including Arete and Infinity Rehab.


Rick earned his Master of Business Administration from Portland State University in 1991. He resides in Oregon with his wife Erika and children.


Boards & Community Involvement:


  • Portland State University, Board of Trustee’s – Past Chair

  • Portland Community Church – Past Elder

  • Lake Oswego Corporation – Past Treasurer

  • Young President’s Organization – Past Chair

  • Oregon Health Care Association, Tigard, OR – Past Chair

  • American Health Care Association, Washington, DC – Past Chair

  • Oregon Investment Council – Past Board Member

  • Diabetomics, Portland, OR – Board Member

  • Payless Pharmacy, Portland OR – Board Member

  • NemaMetrix – Board Chair


Awards & Recognition:


  • Oregon’s Most Admired Companies – 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018

  • Portland State University, Simon Benson Award 2013

  • Portland State Business Schools Distinguished Graduate Alumni 2012

  • Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” 2004