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Dr. Diane Hill Appointed to Parker Health Group's Board of Trustees

Dr. Diane Hill

Dr. Diane Hill, assistant professor of professional practice at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the assistant chancellor for university-community partnerships at Rutgers University–Newark, has been appointed to Parker Health Group's Board of Trustees, and has recently begun serving her initial three-year term. The governance structure of Parker’s 17-member board provides strategic direction to the organization as well as fiduciary oversight of its operations.

Dr. Hill boasts over 30 years of leadership experience and has pioneered community engagement and research models focusing on urban, underserved, and minority populations. As head of the Office of University-Community Partnerships, she fosters strategic collaborations connecting students, faculty, and staff with communities. For over a decade, she served as the co-director for African American Alzheimer’s Brain Health Initiative, which promoted research, memory health, and a better understanding of Alzheimer’s among minority and economically disadvantaged seniors. She continued her work with the aging population, having created the Advocates for Health Living Initiative (AHLI), that focuses on senior health care in Newark and beyond. She is a faculty member at Rutgers SPAA and also contributes to the Rutgers Institute for Global Health.

Parker Health Group, Inc. is a nonprofit, New Jersey-based aging services organization that is committed to empowering older Americans. Founded in 1907 by Henrietta Parker, the organization has been challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America, making them a pioneer of inclusive aging services and long-term care residences.