SPRY Foundation - Setting Priorities for Retirement Years
Board of Trustees
    Richard Browdie - Chair
    Richard Browdie Mr. Browdie has a 30-year history in the coordination of care through organizations that have as their mission the improvement and maintenance of the health and well being of older adults. He is currently President and CEO of Benjamin Rose in Cleveland, Ohio. He was formerly Secretary of Aging for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and prior to that served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Mr. Browdie resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Sandy Markwood - Vice Chair; Secretary/Treasurer
    Harry M. Linowes, CPA - Chair

    Sandy Markwood is the CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).  n4a is the organization that represents the nation’s 655 Area Agencies on Aging and serves as the voice in Washington for the 240+ Title VI Native American aging programs.  Prior to coming to n4a, Ms. Markwood worked for over 20 years providing policy and programmatic support to counties and cities across the United States.


    Russell E. Morgan, Jr., Dr. P.H. – President
    Russell E. Morgan, Jr., Dr. P.H., President

    Russell E. Morgan, Jr., is President of the SPRY Foundation located in Washington, DC. Dr. Morgan brings to the SPRY Foundation over 30 years of experience in health care and policy related issues. When he joined SPRY in 1996, he stepped into the leadership role of the foundation with a clear vision for SPRY: "The SPRY Foundation is in a unique position to function as a catalyst to help address the critical health and changing retirement interests of our nation's mature adults. This will be particularly important for the coming generation of baby boomers who will face unparalleled challenges and opportunities with their future.

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    Harry M. Linowes, CPA
    Harry M. Linowes, CPA - Chair Mr. Linowes has forty years CPA experience in public accounting, consulting with public and private companies, and advising clients on corporate strategy, financing, mergers, and acquisitions. He is listed in Who's Who in the U.S. He has been a senior partner in BDO Seidman, Accountants and Consultants, Washington, DC, and has served in a leadership capacity in numerous professional and public service organizations. He was recently awarded Washingtonian of the Year Award. Mr. Linowes resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Takashi Makinodan, Ph.D.
    Takashi Makinodan, Ph.D. Dr. Makinodan is currently a professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a Health Science Officer for the Veterans' Administration. He is developing a community-based outreach program in Los Angeles for elders in the Asian Pacific community. Previous to these positions, Dr. Makinodan was Director of the Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program of UCLA/VA/RAND. Dr. Makinodan resides in Los Angeles, California.

    Martha A. McSteen
    Paul Nathanson Ms. McSteen joined the Social Security Administration in 1947. President Reagan appointed Ms. McSteen as acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration in 1983, a position she held until her retirement in 1986. Her accomplishments include major reforms in the retirement and disability insurance program, improvements in Social Security child support enforcement, and debt collection programs, improved relations with public interest and medical professional groups and increased awareness and understanding of all agency programs. The effectiveness of her stewardship was recognized by President Reagan in 1987 when he presented her with Presidential Distinguished Executive Award..


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