President/CEO, Benjamin Rose (Ohio, USA)
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Management of Care Organizations, Development and Management of Delivery Systems
For more than 40 years, Richard 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.
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.