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Rick Miller


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

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