Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN

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Amy Berman is a Senior Program Officer with The John A. Hartford Foundation. She works on the Foundation’s development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective models of care that improve health outcomes for older adults. Among these efforts, Dr. Berman is responsible for the Foundation’s work to advance Age-Friendly Health Systems, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She also leads many of the Foundation’s efforts focused on Serious Illness and End of Life including efforts to support palliative care.

Prior to the Foundation, Dr. Berman served as Nursing Education Initiatives Director for the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. Among her responsibilities at New York University, Dr. Berman developed resources and programs to improve the geriatric expertise of nursing educators and clinicians. She conducted a national survey on gerontological nursing content in baccalaureate programs cited in the Institute on Medicine’s report, “Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce.”

Before joining New York University, Dr. Berman worked in home health care administration for twenty years with responsibility for quality improvement, health information technology, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. She served as JCAHO coordinator and as accreditation consultant in performance improvement for a variety of health care institutions. Dr. Berman served on the New York State Department of Health's Emergency Preparedness Task Force and on professional advisory boards of health care institutions in New York City.

Dr. Berman is an appointed member of NQF’s Geriatrics and Palliative Care Measures Committee and was appointed to CMS’ Partnership for Patients’ Patient and Family Engagement Network and the Aging Task Force for Healthy People 2020. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society and the international honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.