Staff

Sue Peschin, MHS

President and CEO
Sue Peschin, MHS, is president and CEO at the Alliance for Aging Research, the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthy aging for all. Since 2012, Ms. Peschin has been a driving force in the growth and success of the organization.

Ryne Carney

Public Policy Manager
Ryne Carney supports policy development, federal advocacy, and related outreach to Alliance stakeholders. He graduated from Bucknell University with B.A. degrees in economics and political science.

Lindsay Clarke, JD

Vice President of Health Education and Advocacy
Lindsay Clarke, JD, oversees the organization's health programs and is involved in strategic planning and execution of the Alliance's mission and goals. She holds a J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan.

Sarah DiGiovine

Vice President of Development
Sarah DiGiovine oversees corporate sponsorship, grant outreach, and donor relations. As a member of the development team, she is also involved in strategic planning and fundraising. She holds a B.A. in Government & International Relations with a concentration in Non-Profit Studies from George Mason University.

Janelle Germanos, MPS

Communications Manager
Janelle Germanos, MPS, manages the Alliance's digital communications work. She has experience in nonprofit communications and journalism, and holds a B.A. in Communication from George Mason University and a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

Ashley Leonard

Development Project Coordinator
Ashley Leonard supports the development team through strategic and logistical planning. She also oversees the Alliance's Talk NERDY to Me program, a yearly training with new groups of older adult patients and family caregivers each year on patient centered outcomes research. She graduated from Trinity Washington University with a B.A. in Communications and is approaching graduation from Johns Hopkins University with her M.A. in Communications.

Tiffany Stewart-Brown

Director of HR and Office Operations
Tiffany Stewart-Brown serves as the Director of HR and Office Operations for the Alliance. In her role, she manages a variety of HR and administrative responsibilities individually or through collaboration with colleagues. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from University of Maryland University College.

Rachel Stevenson

Director of Finance and Administration
Rachel Stevenson oversees the Alliance’s financial activities, plans, and accounting practices. She has worked in a variety of industries including public accounting, large and small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Washington State University.

Matthew Thompson

Digital Communications Coordinator
Matthew Thompson supports outreach and digital communications efforts at the Alliance. Matthew is a creative whose experience rests at the intersection of art and social justice in nonprofit spaces. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hampton University and applies his passion for creativity and public service to advocacy work.

Michael Ward, MS

Vice President of Public Policy
Michael Ward, MS, oversees the Alliance’s public policy and advocacy efforts. He has over a decade of experience advancing healthcare innovation through policy research, federal advocacy, and partnership development. He holds a M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.