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About Us

Moving Forward has been established to ensure that the quality of nursing home life improves in the United States.

Equitable and sustainable improvement in nursing home quality depends on putting people first. To that end, Moving Forward continues to grow into a diverse coalition of professionals, providers and staff, residents and their families, care partners, policymakers and advocates.

Our Vision
Every nursing home will be a community in which lives are nurtured, residents are empowered, and where people want to work.

Our Mission
We will make vital changes in policy and practice through the power of bringing diverse voices together now.

Core Values

From our earliest meetings and throughout all our work, we’ve committed to four core values:

Sustainable Impact
Sustainable Impact

Meet the Team

Alice Bonner

Alice Bonner has been a nurse practitioner for over 30 years. She is currently Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Chair of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition.

From 2015-2019, Bonner served as Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. From 2011 to 2013, Bonner served as Director of the Division of Nursing Homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD.

Isaac Longobardi

Isaac Longobardi is a recent graduate of Harvard College. He currently serves as Director of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition.

Previously, he worked as Program Coordinator for the Hebrew SeniorLife Volunteer, Youth, and Community Engagement Department, while piloting multigenerational living at Center Communities of Brookline, one of Hebrew SeniorLife’s independent living communities.

Sumire Maki
Associate Director

Sumire Maki currently serves as the Associate Director for the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition.

Sumire comes to the work with a background in public health and quality improvement. Previously, she worked for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), specifically, supporting the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement.

Our Founding Organizations

LeadingAge is acting as the Coalition’s convenor. Guided by the research and experience of its staff and member community in mission-driven aging services and policy, it brings a legacy of integrity, expertise, and collaboration.

The John A. Hartford Foundation committed $1.2 million to support the work of the Coalition. The Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement will provide senior leadership for the Coalition, and will network with national organizations to design and implement action plans.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing brings leaders in academia, research, service, and policy who promote older adult health. Faculty and students address individual and public health issues in state, national, and global setting.

Supporting Organizations

The Moving Forward Coalition is proud to be working with a diverse and growing group of organizations to help advance our mission and vision.

Supporting organizations may or may not support specific Moving Forward activities, priorities, or action plans.

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