Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, is a Senior Program Officer at the Hartford Foundation, with primary oversight of the geriatric social work initiative.  Dr. OBrien-Suric has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of aging, including serving as a program officer at the Brookdale Foundation, and the director of partnerships at the International Longevity Center-USA.  Earlier in her career, she managed the Partnership for Eldercare, raised money for CityMeals-on-Wheels for the New York City Department for the Aging, and trained attorneys on entitlements at the Institute on Law and Rights for Older Adults at the Brookdale Center on Aging.  Other positions have included a research assistant, a geriatric mental health specialist, and a geriatric social worker and discharge planner.  Dr. OBrien-Suric holds a master’s degree in Gerontology from the California State University at Dominguez Hill and a doctoral degree in Social Welfare from the Hunter College School of Social Work.  She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.