Nora OBrien-Suric. Senior Program Officer

Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, is a Senior Program Officer, at The John A. Hartford Foundation, overseeing the Geriatric Social Work Initiatives and the Linking Education and Practice Initiative, including the Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Projects.  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 doctoral degree in Social Welfare from Hunter College School of Social Work and a master’s degree in Gerontology from the California State University at Dominguez Hills.  She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and is the chair of their social work section, a member of the editorial board of Generations of the American Society on Aging, a former U.N. representative for the International Association of Geriatricians and Gerontologists, and is the past chair of the Gerontological Committee of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.