The John A. Hartford Foundation announced that Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, university distinguished professor and dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston will become its new president. Fulmer, who also is professor of public policy and urban affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern, will join Hartford in May.
We are extremely pleased to have Terry Fulmer at the foundations helm, said Norman H. Volk, chairman of the John A. Hartford Foundation, in a news release. She is an incisive thinker and passionate advocate for older adults. She has been a champion of geriatrics throughout her career. She will be a charismatic leader, not only for the foundation, but for new ideas that drive real improvements in how our nation delivers healthcare to older people and their families.Terry Fulmer, RN
I am honored and thrilled to take on this role, Fulmer said in the release. Throughout my career, the John A. Hartford Foundation has been a central and dynamic force for better geriatrics care and education. I look forward to guiding Hartfords efforts to change practice and policy and continuing to amplify our voice on behalf of older adults.
Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on elder abuse and neglect, which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research, according to the release. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and currently serves as the chairwoman of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America.
Fulmer previously served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing and is founding dean of the New York University College of Nursing.