Eastern Star Masonic takes pride in meeting the social, physical and spiritual needs of residents of its campus through high quality housing and services
Rev. James Harris is the recent appointment of
Grand Master Karl Hinkle to the Trustee Board. He has been a Mason
since 2000 and has served in numerous offices in the various Masonic
bodies. He is currently Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge and Grand Chaplin
of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons. He is a retired United
Methodist Minister, service 37 years in the ministry.
Professional Background Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland: Economics with certificates in Accounting and Finance. Worked in Public Accounting his senior year and 1.5 years thereafter with Grant Thornton as a CPA. Ricky then worked for Integrated Health Services for 7 years in various roles including Regional Manager of Finance, Nursing Home Administrator and Regional Vice President of Operations.
Ricky moved to Vencor, Inc (now Kindred Health Services) where he was a District Director of Operations first in Northern Indiana, then back to Colorado. After 3.5 years with Kindred, he became the Chief Financial Officer of Schryver Medical Sales and Marketing here in Denver, Colorado serving the Assisted Living and Nursing Home community with Medical Supplies, Mobile X-Ray and Laboratory Services, Medical Waste Disposal and Oxygen Services.[Rick Haskell] Since leaving Schryver Medical, Ricky has been an independent healthcare and finance consultant.
Masonic Affiliations Ricky is a Past Master of Rob Morris Lodge #92 in Denver, Colorado as well as a member of his home Lodge, Centurion Daylight Lodge #195 in Monument, Colorado. In addition, he is currently the Secretary of Rob Morris Lodge and has been a member of the Grand Lodge of Colorado Finance Committee for 7 of the last [Rick Haskell] 9 years.
He is also a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Royal Arch and Cryptic Mason and a Knight Templar. Ricky was recently initiated member of the Colorado College Masonic Society of Rosicrucian. Lastly, he was chosen as the Ralph D. Larrance Mason of the Year at Rob Morris Lodge in 2006 and the Worshipful Master of the Year by the Grand Lodge of Colorado in 2008.
Likes Ricky loves most forms of motor sports both participating and watching (except NASCAR). He reads a tremendous amount and loves history and Masonic Studies, enjoys playing guitar, mountain biking, rollerblading, racquetball, hiking, watching football (playing when the old guys get together for a friendly game of flag football) and taking care of his yard/garden. He also studies the esoterica of Freemasonry and enjoys debating, discussing and mentoring other Masons on these finer points of Freemasonry.
Ricky has been married for 13 years, after only 27 days of dating, to his soul mate and the best thing that ever happened to him, Cynthia and although they have no children, they have three dogs; a Siberian Husky (Enzo); a West highland Terrier (Caffrey) and a Yorkshire Terrier (Duff) and do many of the above likes together when schedules permit.
Worked in Corporate America managing and constructing video conference facilities in multiple locations; worked in database management for several non-profits; and I have 20 years in the travel industry.
Serving as a Delegate for the past year has been very interesting and she looks forward to the challenges ahead planning for a new facility for our Masonic community.