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Nora Super    

Senior Director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

Nora Super is the senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging (CFA) and the executive director of the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care.

Super provides strategic direction for the two primary focus areas of CFA: Financial Wellness and Healthy Longevity. She oversees data-driven research, meaningful policy initiatives, and impactful convenings around the world. Launched in 2020, the Alliance to Improve Dementia Care seeks to transform and improve the complex health and long-term care systems that people at risk for and living with dementia must navigate.

Super is a respected thought leader, frequent speaker, and prolific writer on healthy longevity and the economic and social impact of global population aging. In 2019, she authored two major reports: “Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dementia: Recommendations to Improve Brain Health and Decrease Disparities” and “Age-Forward Cities for 2030.”

Before joining the Milken Institute, Super held several key leadership roles in the public and private sectors. In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Super executive director of the White House Conference on Aging, where she received wide recognition for her nationwide efforts to improve the lives of older Americans.

In 2015, Super was recognized as one of America’s top 50 “Influencers in Aging” by PBS Next Avenue and was the Honoree for Outstanding Service to Medicare Beneficiaries by the Medicare Rights Center. She has also held leadership roles at the US Department of Health and Human Services, AARP, Kaiser Permanente, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Super serves on several boards, including the Long-Term Quality Alliance, the Brain Health Partnership Advisory Board, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Advisory Committee on Improving Care Delivery for Individuals with Serious Illness, the Better Medicare Alliance Beneficiary Education Technical Advisory Council, the Brookings Institution and Kellogg School of Management Retirement Security Advisory Board, Columbia University Medical Center’s Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Steering Committee, Retirement Income Institute’s Scholars Advisory Group, and Gerontological Society of America’s Policy and Aging Report Editorial Board and Reframing Aging Initiative Advisory Board.

A native of New Orleans, Super studied political science at Tulane University and completed her master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in health policy, at George Washington University.

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