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New Faces at RRF

The Retirement Research Foundation welcomes two new Trustees.

Adrienne D. Mims, MD, MPH is board-certified in geriatrics and family medicine.  Dr. Mims serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Alliant Health Solutions, a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.  She received her medical degree from Stanford University’s School of Medicine and earned a Master’s of Public Health from UCLA.  In addition to her hands-on work with patients, Dr. Mims has more than 30 years of experience in geriatrics, administrative, and community-based organizations and brings a unique perspective to RRF’s grantmaking.

Anthony J. Perry, MD, is the former Division Chief for Geriatric Medicine and Palliative at Rush University Medical Center.  Currently, Dr. Perry serves as the Vice President of Rush’s Ambulatory Transformation, helping to coordinate care in ways that improve patients’ health and satisfaction while reducing costs.  Since joining Rush in 1991, Dr. Perry has held a variety of leadership positions, serving as the Director of the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and as the Chief Medical Officer for Rush University Medical Group.  Dr. Perry’s more than 25 years in the health care and geriatrics fields will inform his work as a member of RRF’s Board.

Ruth Ann Watkins, the Chair of RRF’s Board, welcomes Dr. Mims and Dr. Perry to RRF’s Board of Directors, stating “Their collective experience and knowledge in the geriatrics field will strengthen the Board and add new dimensions to the Foundation’s understanding of the experiences and needs of older people in the United States.”

Changing of the Guard in RRF’s Administrative Team

Lee Parker, RRF’s Grants and Technology Manager, retired after more than six years of dedicated service to the Foundation.  Mr. Parker played a pivotal role as RRF upgraded its administrative and technology systems and served as the point person when the Foundation moved its proposal application process online.  Though he will be missed by one and all, RRF’s Board and Staff congratulate Mr. Parker on a well-deserved retirement.

The Retirement Research Foundation is also pleased to announce that Michael Kennedy has assumed the role of Grants and Technology Manager at the Foundation.  A graduate of Oberlin College, Mr. Kennedy served two separate internships at RRF and impressed senior staff with his strong work ethic, intelligence, humor, and commitment to RRF’s mission.  The Foundation looks forward to having Mr. Kennedy serve as part of its administrative team.