Two staff members of The John A. Hartford Foundation, Rani E. Snyder, MPA, Program Director, and Mary Jane Koren, MD, MPH, Program Consultant, were honored today at the New York Academy of Medicine’s (NYAM) Induction Ceremony for New Fellows and Members at its 171st Anniversary Discourse and Awards. Rani Snyder was inducted as a new Fellow and Mary Jane Koren was honored as a 30-Year Fellow. 

“I am thrilled that two of our staff members have been awarded such prestigious honors from the acclaimed New York Academy of Medicine,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “Rani Snyder and Mary Jane Koren are distinguished leaders who are committed to improving the care of older adults and who contribute greatly to the success of our Foundation.”

Rani Snyder has more than 25 years of experience in working with pre-eminent health care institutions across the nation improving the care of older adults. Prior to joining The John A. Hartford Foundation, she served with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for 14 years, managing their Aging and Quality of Life portfolio. Her career has been directed toward creating opportunities to improve the health of older adults through increased access to quality health care, enhanced health care delivery, improved medical education, collaborative partnerships, and expanded nursing and caregiver training. In addition to her position as Program Director at The John A. Hartford Foundation, Snyder serves as incoming board chair for Grantmakers in Aging.

Mary Jane Koren served as Vice President for Long Term Care Quality Improvement at The Commonwealth Fund before joining The John A. Hartford Foundation. Koren began her career in geriatrics at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, before becoming a faculty member of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She later joined the New York State Department of Health as the Director of the Bureau of Long Term Care Services. She has served on numerous advisory committees and expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal agencies, and is the past chair of The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative. In 2010 Koren was the recipient of the Terrence Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy from Grantmakers in Health.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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