Scott Bane, JD, MPA, has joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a Program Officer, the Foundation announced today. Mr. Bane has more than a decade of experience in philanthropy, previously working at the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the JEHT Foundation, where he led the exploration and development of its palliative care grantmaking program.

At the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Mr. Bane worked in several different areas, including LGBT rights, sustainable communities, and the arts. When he was invited to join the newly established JEHT Foundation, he helped launch the foundation’s criminal justice work, focusing on mental health issues and on helping men and women re-enter society after incarceration. Later he went on to lead exploratory grantmaking in palliative care and related areas of health care.

Mr. Bane recently graduated from CUNY School of Law where he focused on aging, health, and disability issues.  As part of his law school experience, Mr. Bane interned with a New York State Supreme Court judge and worked on guardianship cases, immersed himself in Medicare policies and regulations, counseled Medicare beneficiaries at the Medicare Rights Center, and spent a summer at the New York State Attorney General’s office in the Health Care Bureau. 

“We are thrilled that Scott Bane is joining our team where he will build on his knowledge of legal and palliative care issues and his focus on aging, health, and disability,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “Scott brings a wealth of experience to our Foundation and he will be a valuable member of the team, working to advance our mission to improve the care of older adults.”

Mr. Bane holds a JD from CUNY School of Law, an MPA from Baruch College, and a BA from Hunter College.

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