Rex Chapman Award
Rex Chapman was active for 30 years with Cathedral Pioneer Church Homes in Sacramento and in Retirement Housing Foundation. From 1977 to 1998, he served on the Board of RHF, and he chaired the Board from 1984 to 1989.
In 1999 he received the honor of Director Emeritus.
Rex died in February of 2000 and, after his death, the RHF Board created the Rex Chapman Award to be given, from time to time, in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of others.
Rex Chapman Awardees
Rex Chapman 2023
Dr. Darryl Sexton
Darryl M. Sexton, MD was elected to the National Board of Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) in 1998. In 1999, he began serving as the Chair of the newly established Corporate Compliance Committee at RHF, which started with a focus on healthcare but has since expanded to include all of RHF’s operations including Affordable Housing. A related committee, of which Dr. Sexton also chaired, was formed to review Quality Assurance and Risk Management at RHF. Dr. Sexton served as a primary spokesman for high corporate ethics, quality resident care and support of the Corporate Compliance program.
Dr. Sexton received his medical training at Jefferson Medical College (Thomas Jefferson University), and completed residencies in Internal Medicine (Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA), and Occupational – Environmental Medicine (UCSF, San Francisco, CA). Prior to coming to Long Beach, Dr. Sexton worked in private practice in Internal Medicine in Northern California. Dr. Sexton then worked with the City of Long Beach for over 27 years as the City Health Officer and Occupational Health Service Director. During his tenure, he worked toward improving the health of city employees and the nearly one half million local residents.
In addition to RHF, Dr. Sexton served on several boards/professional organizations including LBMMC’s Children’s Dental Health Clinic, Long Beach American Diabetes Association, Long Beach – South East Harbor American Cancer Society, Sarcoidosis Network Foundation, and Long Beach branch NAACP as Health Chairperson.
Later in his life, Dr. Sexton became a resident at Bixby Knolls Towers where he remained until his passing on April 11, 2022.
RHF is extremely grateful for Dr. Sexton’s service to the board, the Corporate Compliance Committee, and RHF as a whole. Accepting the award is Alice Sexton, Dr. Sexton’s wife and Chair of RHF’s Advisory Commission.
RHF is pleased to present the Rex Chapman Award to Dr. Darryl Sexton.
Congratulations to all of our past award recipients!
2020 – Raymond East, Member and Former Chair – RHF National Board of Directors
2017 – Dr. John Trnka (retiring National Board Member)
2013 – Donald King (retiring National Board Member)
2011 – Dr. Laverne R. Joseph, President & CEO of RHF
2010 – Dept. of Geriatrics, Florida State University
2007 – Linda Listoe