The community lost a devoted nonprofit leader this week. Robb Alpaugh, the president and CEO of Mercy Medical Angels (MMA) died January 9, 2021.
“Robb has been a strong supporter of BRC, and we’ve had a great partnership with Mercy Medical Angels,” said Rob McCartney, CEO of The Barry Robinson Center (BRC). “His leadership and commitment to serving others will be missed, and I will miss his friendship.”
BRC has partnered for several years with MMA to help provide transportation for some of our residents and their families.
The following is part of an MMA announcement:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mercy Medical Angels (MMA) President and CEO Robb Alpaugh. Robb unexpectedly passed away on January 9, 2021.
Robb has been the president and CEO of MMA since July of 2015 and served as executive director of Angel Wings for Veterans, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Canines and Wounded Warriors and Angel Wheels programs. Robb was also past chairman of the board of Air Charity Network.
Over his five years with the organization, Robb led with great dedication and skill; his business acumen stemming from a career forged in the corporate world – from software to real estate – spanning more than 40 years. However, it was through Robb’s love of flying that he began his association with MMA as an Angel Flight volunteer pilot for nearly 15 years, flying more than 200 of what he called VIMs – Very Important Missions.
He was deeply passionate of MMA’s mission of removing the barrier to medical care with transportation on the ground and in the air. Under his guidance, MMA has continued to serve those in need, exceeding 24,500 patient trips in the last year alone.
Robb was a kind and generous man, with a wry wit and a love of being in service to others. All of us at MMA feel fortunate to have worked beside him. We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family.