Richard Roy Adams

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September 10, 2018

Getting to know Goodwill of OC’s Senior Director of Human Services Rick Adams.

Richard Roy Adams

Name: Richard Roy Adams

Nickname: Rick (sometimes spelled Rikk) or Roy

Title: Senior Director of Human Services

Years working at Goodwill of OC: 21

What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill?

Nearly every day I get to work in small yet diverse teams of talented people where each person has their own unique skill sets to contribute.  We assess problems and create innovations where the sole purpose and intent is to help other human beings better their lives.  If there is a finer job, I’m not sure what it is…..

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially on vacation.  I also like reading books and researching topics like history & cosmology.

What is your favorite Goodwill memory?

It seems to me that the most memorable moments are often the most challenging while the best times are usually hidden inside of our routines.  That being said, it was very special to learn that our programs and services for people with disabilities had been named “Provider of the Year” in 2017!

What’s your hidden talent?

Unfortunately, I’m kind of a “Jack of all trades; master of none.”

To me, Goodwill means…


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