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browdieRichard Browdie


Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Management of Care Organizations, Development and Management of Delivery Systems

For more than 40 years, Mr. Browdie has held leadership positions in organizations that have as their mission the improvement and maintenance of the health and well-being of older adults. As President/CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a nationally recognized leader in service, research and advocacy addressing issues of aging, he assures the current and long-term viability of the organization in keeping with its mission.

Prior to his position with Benjamin Rose, he served as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Aging from February 1995 to April 2002. His duties included managing a staff of 109 plus overseeing a budget of more than $800 million. He was responsible for the administration of a statewide system of 52 Area Agencies on Aging.

Mr. Browdie also served as Executive Director of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging from 1993-1995. He developed policy and had oversight responsibility for the national organization representing 670 Area Agencies on Aging and Indian Tribal organizations, administering services for older people covering the entire United States.

Mr. Browdie served as President of the American Society on Aging from March 1998 - March 2000. He is Immediate-Past Chairman of the Board of the National Council on Aging, Chairman of the Generations Editorial Board, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA). In 2014, he was appointed to the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging. In 2015, he was recognized by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging with the M. Powell Lawton Quality of Life Award.

Mr. Browdie is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and was named as a 2017 Influencer in Aging by NextAvenue, public media's digital publication covering issues for people 50 and older.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

President & CEO Richard Browdie discusses the AARP Raising Expectations Report on Ideas on WVIZ-TV.

Richard Browdie IDEAS wcpnKay Colby sat down with Richard Browdie to discuss the 2014 Raising Expectations Report by AARP and two other organizations that scored states across 26 indicators that point to things states have in place to support family caregiving and other long-term care options focused on caring for people in their homes and their communities. The discussion begins with a question about one of the indicators that looked at the amount of Medicaid money a state spends on institutional care such as nursing homes versus home and community-based services.

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