People on the Move – Pioneer Network Appoints New Executive Director

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Dr. Peter Reed

Pioneer Network, a leader in the field of aging, announced today that Dr. Peter Reed has been appointed the new Executive Director.

“Pioneer Network is pleased to welcome Peter Reed, PhD, MPH as our new Executive Director. Peter brings to Pioneer Network an impressive background in association leadership, advancement of person-directed care initiatives, and research in aging.  This combination of expertise, along with a passion to change the culture of aging in America, serve to make Peter an ideal and exciting leader for Pioneer Network’s team,” said Megan Hannan, President of the Board of Directors.

Reed has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Health Improvement (CHI) since 2009, where he was responsible for strategic, operational and financial leadership as well as management of board relations. In addition to his leadership at CHI, he is committed to national and local service in the field of aging, and has a strong professional network that spans the academic, non-profit, governmental and service sectors. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commission in January 2011.

Previously, Reed worked with the Alzheimer’s Association National Office for five years. In his most senior role, Reed served as Senior Director of Programs, where he was responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous community programs. His work included the development and launch of the “Quality Care Campaign,” a nationwide initiative to improve the quality of care provided to people with dementia in nursing homes and assisted living residences.

Reed holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees from the University of  North Carolina School of Public Health. He is also a Fellow at the UNC Institute on Aging.

“We are delighted to have Peter join us as Executive Director and to lead Pioneer Network into its next phase of development,” continued Hannan. “We believe he has the expertise and background in leading nonprofits and the innovative thinking necessary to successfully guide Pioneer Network and help change the culture of aging.”

“I am very impressed by the work of Pioneer Network and its commitment to fundamentally reshaping the way society thinks about older adults,” said Reed. “This is a commitment that I share, and a cause about which I am very passionate. I am excited to bring my experience to Pioneer Network to help contribute to changing the culture of aging.”

Pioneer Network is a national resource to the field of aging and long-term care, a clearinghouse for ideas, and a facilitator of partnerships focusing on issues of culture change and person-directed transformations throughout the continuum of care.


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