Portrait of Alvin Roath

Alvin Roath

Corporate facilities director, Ecumen

Description

Some Health Care Heroes don’t wear scrubs or lab coats; instead, they’re working behind the scenes to create a safe environment for those on the front lines and the people in their care. Alvin Roath is one of them. In addition to his role as facilities director, in which he works to safeguard the residents and team members at each of Ecumen’s sites, he assumed an additional role in 2020: incident commander, where he helped the organization prepare for and manage Covid-19. Roath’s background in health care emergency preparedness provided a strong foundation, and within days, he had identified all necessary elements and roles and gathered the team twice daily to talk through action plans.