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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.
senior 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.
Vice President of Development
Sarah (DiGiovine) Delgado oversees corporate partnerships. 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, and a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.
public policy manager
Adina Lasser serves on the Alliance’s public policy and advocacy team. Her background is in health policy, patient advocacy, contract lobbying, and health economics. Adina holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of South Carolina.
Vice President of patient engagement and research
Beth Mathews-Bradshaw oversees the Alliance’s Talk NERDY to Me clinical research training program and assists with other Alliance health care training initiatives and public policy work. She has decades of experience in the regulatory, health, and public policy sectors with particular expertise in complex projects involving diverse stakeholders. She has an A.B. degree from Mt. Holyoke College in English and Politics, and graduate course-work in regulatory affairs at Hood College.
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONs
Katie Riley oversees all aspects of strategic communications efforts for the Alliance, including media outreach, public relations, content development, branding, podcast, and social media engagement. A former newspaper journalist and editor, she also has more than a decade of experience in health care association communications related to topics in aging. She holds a B.A. in Communications, Journalism, and Business Administration from McDaniel College.
vice president 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.
vice president of HR AND ADministration
Tiffany oversees all aspects of Human Resources and administrative initiatives for the Alliance to include legal compliance, policy and benefits management, leave, compensation, payroll, wellness, staffing, and performance management. She holds a B.S. in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland University College.
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.
vice president of Public Policy and government affairs
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.
health programs manager
Katrin Werner-Perez serves the organization’s health programs by production and distribution of health education materials, relationship building, and project management. She holds a B.S. in Health Promotion and Education with an emphasis in Consumer Health from the University of Utah.
Head of Global Health Accounts; Worldwide Enterprise Lead
Omnicom Health Group
Founder and Senior Managing Partner
Spring Mountain Capital, LP
Partner and Co-Founder
Torreya Partners, LLC
Associate General Counsel
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Founder and Chairman
Beach Creative Communications
Senior Director, Strategic Alliances
Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs – U.S. Policy
The Eden Group, LLC
Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy
Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy
Johnson & Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
Board of Trustees Chair
Alliance for Aging Research
President and CEO
Applied Policy, LLC
Chief Medical Officer,
The Alliance for Aging Research is a proud recipient of Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.
The Alliance for Aging Research is proud to be rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator.