by Jasmine Phiri
March 1, 2021
President and CEO,
Tivity Health, Inc.
Richard Ashworth has spent his career focused on improving the health and well-being of others, with a passion for making a difference in the lives of customers and members. As a pharmacist, Ashworth has a keen understanding of the many factors that influence health, including social determinants , adherence to treatment and a healthy lifestyle. His experience includes navigating a rapidly changing healthcare landscape while serving a portfolio of large customers and individual consumers in the intensely competitive retail realm.
Richard Ashworth joined Tivity Health as President and CEO, and as a member of the Board of Directors, in June 2020. Previously, Ashworth facilitated the growth of Walgreens for nearly 30 years, transforming the company into a global leader in pharmacy and health and wellness. He started at Walgreens as a store clerk in 1992, and most recently served as President, responsible for the leadership, development and management of all Walgreens operations.
Ashworth is an influential voice in public health policy and the future of healthcare and has shared his views at the White House and on Capitol Hill. He also served on the NACDS board for the last four years, formerly as Chairman.
Ashworth earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).