Rick Pliszka


Rick Pilszka joined Pride Institute in 2007 as financial controller and soon after became chief executive officer. His industry background has been a great resource to Pride in the development of its programs, often addressing community needs head-on.

Investing in people is where Pliszka’s heart is. His commitment to finding skilled and compassionate team members is reflected in the lives that have been changed at Pride — both staff and patients — allowing them to lead happy, healthy lives as proud LGBTQ+ people. Passionate about helping people develop the knowledge and tools they need for long-term recovery, he’s proud to offer hope in overcoming addiction and helping others live the life they want.