(Ex-officio on the Board)
Ritchie was the only member of his Stanford Business School class who had his eye (and heart) on the nonprofit sector. A graduate of Princeton University, he has served in executive and fundraising capacities in the education, human services and animal welfare fields, including 25 years as CEO of several nonprofit organizations. Ritchie served as the Heaven on Earth board chair from 2004 to April 2017, and is now executive director since retiring from Bienvenidos Childrens Center in August, 2016. He and his wife, Pamela, are parents to six rescue cats: Bravo, Abby, and Heaven on Earth alums Fiyero, Ruby, Dilly, and Sassafras.