Executive director, dorot

Mark Meridy

Since 2009, Mark Meridy has been the Executive Director of DOROT, a non-profit organization in New York City providing services to older adults whose mission is to bring the generations together and address the issue of social isolation and loneliness. Mark’s prior experience includes serving as the Homecare Program Director at an Area Agency on Aging, developing Section 202 Senior Housing, and working on transportation and mobility issues for older adults. As a leader in the field, he received the 2022 Empire Whole Health Heroes Award and has appeared on MSNBC, CBS Morning News, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and NPR’s “The Takeaway.” In 2023, Mark was elected to the Board of Directors of Generations United and currently serves on Governor Hochul’s Master Plan on Aging Workgroup and Senator Gillibrand’s Workgroup on Aging. He also serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Center on Aging & Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is a member of the American Society on Aging, and the Gerontological Society of America. 

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from American University, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a certificate in Gerontology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Mark also participated in the Institute for Executive Leadership at Columbia University’s Business School.