Rizza Jean Rivera

Supervising Administrative Officer
Young Executive Leaders 2022

Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center, Philippines


Rizza is a registered nurse by profession. She started her healthcare career as an emergency room staff nurse at the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center in Mati City, Philippines. She rose from the ranks and now leads the Administrative and Ancillary Division of the said hospital. She is also the chief of the Health Systems Support Division in the health office of their province.

Her career shift from clinical practice to healthcare administration prompted her to acquire additional learning and education in the fields of management and law. She pursued a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is currently finishing her Juris Doctor Degree. Rizza aims to use her experience and education to assist in the policy directions and health reforms in their locality.

As a lifelong learner, she sees that Young Executive Leader is an excellent venue to hone her servant leadership skills. YEL will also be a great opportunity for her to network and share experiences with other young managers in the healthcare field.