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The company was founded in 2007 by Richard Murphy, PhD, who has been a researcher, teacher, and academic leader for four decades.

After eleven years as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, in 1986 he became Chairman of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1992 he was appointed Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), a teaching and research Institute of McGill University. While at McGill, he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. In 2000, he was appointed President and CEO of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California.

Upon his retirement from Salk in 2007, Dr. Murphy served as the Interim President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, established in 2004 by the citizens of California to grant $3 billion in bond financing in support of stem cell research.  

In all of these positions, Dr. Murphy experienced the challenges of leading not-for-profit organizations. Richard Murphy & Associates, Inc. sprang from his belief that the leadership of non-profits can benefit greatly from expert advice given by seasoned professionals who are conversant with their worlds. 

Initially, a one-person operation, the consultancy has expanded into a network of professional advisors who, working together, provide organizations with expert advice in all aspects of operations.

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