Eileen Sullivan-Marx is the Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor at New York University College of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized leader in the care of older adults, sustaining models of care using advanced practice nurses locally and globally, and developing health policy in community-based, long- term care settings. Her distinguished body of research has focused on improving functional outcomes of older adults, studying factors that promote and prevent exercise in the community for frail older adults. Previously, she was Professor of Scholarly Practice, Associate Dean for Practice & Community Affairs, and Shearer Endowed Term Chair for Healthy Community Practices at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. At Penn, Dean Sullivan-Marx led and integrated the School of Nursing's award winning practice and community mission that included the school’s Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), its Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) program, the Healthy in Philadelphia Initiative, Penn Nursing Consultation Service, the Penn Council of Nurses, and the Center for Professional Development with its research and educational enterprises. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Marx was an American Political Science Congressional Fellow and Senior Advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.