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Benjamin Rose Board RoomDirectors and Management

Led by a dedicated, all-female Board of Directors, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging started in 1908 by providing stipends to help older people remain in their own homes. In the 1930s, social work case management was the first home-and-community-based service to be offered by the organization. In the 1940s, the organization began providing residential care to older adults unable to live in their own homes. In 1961, a research department was created to develop and evaluate services for older people and their families. In 2007, a policy institute was established to provide leadership in evidence-based public policy development.

Board of Directors

Orion H. Bell IV


Executive Management

David M. Bass, PhD
Senior Vice President, Research and Education


Frank P. Cardinale, MBA, CPA
CFO & Senior Vice President, Finance and Support Services


Mary S. Marita, MHSA, LNHA
Senior Vice President & COO

Geneva Anderson
Vice President, Human Resources
Corporate Compliance Officer


Michael Billnitzer
Interim Executive Director, ESOP
Associate Vice President, Organizational Development, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Anne-Marie E. Connors
Vice President, Institutional Advancement


Dabney Conwell
Executive Director, Rose Centers for Aging Well
Vice President, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Susan L. Eagan, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Development




Photo by Scott Pease