Nora OBrien-Suric appointed by Gov. Hochul

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Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, president of the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, has been named by Gov. Kathy Hochul to the stakeholder advisory committee of New York State’s Master Plan for Aging Council.

As one of 28 statewide experts who were named to the committee, OBrien-Suric will help guide the development of the state’s master plan for aging, a comprehensive roadmap for meeting the needs of all New Yorkers as they age.

The advisory committee is made up of leaders from across New York state who represent health care and support service providers; family caregivers and older adults, including those in communities experiencing disparities; labor and community-based organizations; experts on aging; and others. The committee will ensure that leading experts and the public have strong input into the plan and help establish guidelines for age-friendly policies to provide opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages.

The committee will participate in a series of stakeholder engagement sessions to consider input from peer experts and leaders in healthy aging, and will engage in regional listening sessions to help ensure a community-focused approach to the state’s master plan for aging.

OBrien-Suric has served as president of the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York since 2017. She has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, with extensive focus on healthy aging issues. In 2021, OBrien-Suric was among the first leaders in New York state to publicly advocate for Gov. Hochul to launch a master plan for aging.