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About RRF Board and Staff

The Retirement Research Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees which is committed to the Foundation’s values and to supporting efforts that improve and enhance the quality of life for our nation’s elders.

Board of Trustees

  • Nathaniel P. McParland, M.D., Chair
  • Downey R. Varey, Treasurer
  • Ruth Ann Watkins, Secretary
  • Marilyn Hennessy
  • Kathleen Kolodgy
  • Thomas D. Kuczmarski
  • Thomas R. Prohaska, Ph.D.
  • Michael J. Starshak
  • Cheryl E. Woodson, M.D.

Trustee Emeriti

  • Marvin Meyerson
  • John F. Santos, Ph.D.
  • Sr. Stella Louise Slomka, C.S.F.N.

Professional Staff

  • Irene Frye, Executive Director
  • Julie E. Kaufman, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer
  • Mary B. O’Donnell, Senior Program Officer
  • Naomi M. Stanhaus, Program Consultant
  • Nancy R. Zweibel, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer

Administrative Staff

  • Marilyn Dahlgren, Administrative Assistant
  • Marcia Kunstler, Office Administrator
  • Lee Parker, Grants and Technology Administrator