SOURCE: The John A. Hartford Foundation

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January 19, 2016 11:00 ET

The John A. Hartford Foundation Announces Hiring of Rani Snyder as Program Director

Brings Experience in Philanthropy, Aging, Geriatrics, Health Care Financing, and Education

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) - Rani Snyder, MPA, will join The John A. Hartford Foundation as its new Program Director in March, the Foundation announced today. Ms. Snyder most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Nevada Medical Center. Prior to joining the Nevada Medical Center, Ms. Snyder served with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for 14 years, starting as a Program Officer and rising to the position of Director for the Foundation's Health Care Programs.

"Rani Snyder combines deep relationships with many of the top leaders in geriatrics, an expert understanding of issues surrounding healthcare quality and delivery, and a passionate commitment to improving care for older adults," said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rani Snyder to the Foundation and look forward to her leadership."

In Ms. Snyder's work with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, she managed more than $265 million in Health Care grants to major medical facilities throughout the country, focusing on its Aging and Quality of Life Programs as well as the Reynolds Foundation's $159 million investment in its Cardiovascular Clinical Research Program. During her tenure, she worked alongside the country's most forward-thinking geriatrics experts and pioneering health care providers to create educational and clinical programs that have significantly advanced how patient care is delivered. These include collaborative and groundbreaking programming at institutions such as Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and UCLA's academic health centers. Her efforts have focused on increasing access to quality health care, enhancing health care delivery, improving medical education, creating collaborative partnerships, and expanding nursing and caregiver training.

"During my tenure with the Reynolds Foundation, I enjoyed many opportunities to collaborate with leaders and program staff from The John A. Hartford Foundation and have long admired the Foundation's approach to transformative grantmaking," said Ms. Snyder. "I am excited to have this opportunity to join the Foundation's superb staff and work closely with President Terry Fulmer."

Ms. Snyder earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration in Health Care Policy from New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, with doctoral work in Health Services Research at the UCLA School of Public Health. She began her professional career in 1992 at The John A. Hartford Foundation in the Health Care Cost and Quality program. 

About The John A. Hartford Foundation
Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A & P), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions. The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults. Additional information about the Foundation and its programs is available at

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