Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, Executive Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation for the past 16 years, will retire following the completion of a national search for a successor.
Dr. Rieder, who joined the Foundation in 1996, said, "It has been an honor to lead the Foundation, to work with an excellent Board and staff, and, with our outstanding grantees, to advance our mission of improving the health of older Americans. I will always be proud of what we have accomplished together, and it is time now for me to pursue new directions in my professional and personal life."
During her tenure at the John A. Hartford Foundation, Dr. Rieder -- the first woman to serve as its executive director -- expanded Hartford's efforts to build academic capacity in geriatrics in schools of medicine, nursing and social work, creating a lasting impact in all these disciplines.
In recognition of her outstanding efforts to improve the lives of older Americans, Dr. Rieder was honored with the David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award by the American Geriatrics Society in May 2014.
Dr. Rieder also held senior administrative positions in academia. She was executive vice president and dean of Bank Street College of Education and later moved to Columbia University, where she was the University's director of federal relations and then became the corporate secretary of the university.