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Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors Names Susan Peschin as Chief Executive Officer

Published April 16, 2013

Headshot of Sue Peschin.

April 16th, 2013 – Susan Peschin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after serving 20 years in health policy and government relations management, most recently as the Alliance’s COO. She was recruited to the organization in 2011 from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). Prior to her position with AFA, Ms. Peschin founded Discover Inspiration, a consulting firm providing advocacy training for business and non-profit clients, advocated for national women’s and public health organizations with The Sheridan Group, and held staff positions with the Consumer Federation of America, Hadassah, and the Violence Policy Center. She holds an advanced degree in health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dan Perry, who has held the top staff role at the Alliance since 1986 when the Alliance was formed, remains its President with the added title of Founder.

Debbie Zeldow has held senior Alliance staff positions for 16 years and now becomes COO.

Allan Fox, Chairman of the Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors, and Managing Partner at FOXKISER said, “We are pleased to announce Sue Peschin’s appointment to CEO and have her take the helm at this important time in the Alliance’s history. Dan Perry will leverage his respected leadership and strategic acumen, as President and now Founder, to serve as a key expert spokesman and forge new and valuable partnerships for the Alliance. Debbie Zeldow will manage operations to help us better deploy our efforts for healthier aging through scientific research. The bottom line is that the leadership of the Alliance is in strong hands, and we look forward to this next exciting chapter.”

About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research,, is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, DC and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers.

The Alliance believes that advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. Access to the latest scientific information empowers people to take control of their health. The Alliance strives to advance science and enhance lives through a variety of activities and initiatives—from policy issues to provider and consumer health programs—that generate knowledge and action on age-related issues.


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