Richard Doan trained in general and child psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed a fellowship in public sector psychiatry. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2001, he worked on Prince Edward Island and in Windsor, Ontario as a child psychiatrist. He was the first psychiatrist to join the Chatham-Kent Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) in 1998. In Toronto, he helped found CAMH's Home Intervention for Psychosis (HIP) team, and was a member of the Toronto East General Hospital (now Michael Garron) ACT team for 9 years. He also was the medical lead for the CAMH Emergency Service for 2 years.
Richard joined ICHA in 2008, and his current site is the FCJ Refugee Centre. Previously he worked for ICHA at MDOT, Seaton House, East Scarborough Storefront, Second Base youth shelter, and Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes.