Since 2009, Mark Meridy has been the Executive Director of DOROT, a non-profit organization in New York City, providing services to older adults whose mission is to address the issue of social isolation and loneliness. Mark’s prior experience includes serving as the Homecare Program Director at an Area Agency on Aging, developing Section 202 Senior Housing and working on transportation and mobility issues for older adults. As a leader in the field, he is the recipient of the 2022 Empire Whole Health Heroes Award and has appeared on MSNBC, CBS Morning News, The Kelly Clarkson Show and NPR’s “The Takeaway.” He has served as the co-chair of the UJA Federation of New York’s Roundtable on Aging and is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Center on Aging & Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a member of the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from American University, a master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Gerontology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 2015, Mark participated in the Institute for Executive Leadership at Columbia University’s Business School.