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Strategy Council

The members of the Strategy Council work with the Center Director to:
  • Ensure the strategic orientation of the Center is well aligned with its quality of employment mission.
  • Position the Center as a center of excellence for today’s global multi-generational talent management.
  • Build a sustainable, diverse resource base to support the Center’s agenda for research and employer engagement.




Members of the Strategy Council:


  • are invited to special meetings and events convened by the Center.
  • have access to the Center’s proprietary resources, including specialized databases (such as the Literature database, Facts database and Innovative Practices database).




The Strategy Council includes representatives from three of the Center’s primary stakeholder groups:


  • Workplace
    Five employer representatives are members of the Strategy Council and contribute to the development of new workplace-based initiatives.
  • Research
    Four distinguished researchers are members of the Council. These members bring expertise relevant to the Center’s emphasis on engagement in productive aging and quality of employment.
  • Global and Comparative Culture
    Individuals with expertise relevant to multi-national studies and global organizations will provide advice so that the Center’s research and employer engagement activities are put in the context of today’s global society.




Brian Johnson
Executive Vice President
Human Resources, Fidelity Investments
Strategy Council, Center on Aging & Work at Boston College
Barbara Berkman, DSW, PhD
Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health and Mental Health
Columbia University School of Social Work
National Director
Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program
Communications Project Coordinator
U.S. Communications
Ellen M. Galinsky
President & Co-Founder
Families and Work Institute
Mature Workers and Workforce Development
CVS Caremark
Frank M. Horwitz, PhD
Professor & Director of Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield University
Betsy Kiss
Senior Director, Workplace Strategies
Workforce Effectiveness & Diversity Department

Marriott International
Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD
Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work
Washington University
Vice-President, Human Resources
St. Luke’s Health System
Ron Spiro, PhD
Associate Professor of School of Public Health & Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Boston University
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Global Human Resources

Philip Taylor, PhD
Professor and Director, Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and President

Monash University, Gippsland Campus