Richard Weininger is a health care entrepreneur who has founded several small health care management companies over the last two decades. The last of these was merged with CareCore National, where Dr. Weininger served as executive vice president, chairman, and, most recently, chief medical officer of this 3,000-employee enterprise. Richard studied oncology and hematology at Columbia University and Yale University, and taught medicine at Yale before setting up a clinical practice in Hudson 35 years ago. He is a board member of the Greenport Rescue Squad in Columbia County and of the National Advisory Council for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. He is besotted by his two grandchildren, ages 4 and 2, and resides in Columbia County.