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Robert N. Mayer, Ph.D.

Rob Mayer photoRob Mayer co-founded the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, a family philanthropy of which he is both President and a Board member. Currently, the Foundation is the only national philanthropy exclusively focused on culture change in long term care. It's commitment to eldercare was recognized in 2009 by the Council on Foundations with the Critical Impact Award, given for innovative leadership and bold vision to solve societal issues and enhance the common good.

For over a decade, the Rothschild Foundation has supported the work of many national organizations, in an effort to strengthen and broaden the culture change movement. Its work exemplifies how a focused program; sustained but strategic relatively small-scale grants; and careful crafting of collaborative opportunities to reduce systemic barriers to change; can make a significant contribution. Through initiatives including support of a wide variety of books, videos, research, awards and conferences, the Foundation has sought to deepen available resources for those on the journey, and to break down traditional barriers between the fields of acute and chronic care.

Prior to his involvement in the independent sector, Rob spent fourteen years in the private sector, where he directed the management resources function of a Fortune 100 multi-national Corporation, and later he founded a healthcare company.

Rob serves on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the American Civil War Center. He holds an AB cum laude with high honors from Kenyon College; an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago; and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.