DOROT Appoints New Executive Director
DOROT is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Meridy as the agency’s new Executive Director. Meridy was selected following an extensive executive search process. He succeeds Vivian Fenster Ehrlich, who stepped down as Executive Director after 22 years of service.
Meridy joins DOROT with over 25 years experience in non–profit management and administration, having served most recently as Director of Operations for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. Meridy also served at B’nai B’rith International as a specialist in senior housing issues, Deputy Director for the agency’s Center for Public Policy, and Associate Executive Vice President. During this time, Meridy also served as liaison to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to various congressional committees that focus on aging issues.
Prior to joining B’nai B’rith, Meridy was involved with a range of elder-related issues including senior transportation, home care, and day care for the elderly. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from American University. He is married with two children.
“Throughout his career, Mark has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, as well as genuine warmth and compassion for the elderly,” said Freddi Finegood, President of the DOROT Board of Directors. “We are confident that Mark will continue to build upon the agency’s work and commitment to our city’s aging population that began over three decades ago.”
“From its humble beginnings in 1976, DOROT has served as one of New York’s most important resources for seniors who are facing a myriad of challenges as they struggle to age in place with dignity,” Meridy said. “I am honored to be joining this effort, which will become ever more important as the aging population continues to grow.”