Vivalon Welcomes Anne Grey as New CEO
Grey to head state-of-the-art building project and provide the latest in healthy aging programming
Marin County, CA – Vivalon, a San Rafael-based nonprofit that promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Grey as its new CEO. As CEO, Grey will be responsible for the strategic oversight and overall management of Vivalon and will report to Vivalon’s Board of Directors. Ms. Grey officially becomes the organization’s new CEO on February 15, 2021 after a 5-week active transition period.
"It’s an honor to be chosen for this role because there are such big shoes to fill, and Vivalon is at a pivotal point in its evolution," said Anne Grey, Vivalon’s new CEO. “With my background in policy and advocacy, I understand how a comprehensive public health approach can effect real change, and I’ve seen firsthand how social interaction and proper nutrition along with access to transportation and healthcare are vitally important. I understand the challenges facing our aging population today and in the future. Now is the time to forge change. I am absolutely thrilled to be chosen to take the baton and help to continue Vivalon’s legacy of caring and improving lives.”
Prior to Vivalon, Grey was Executive Director at the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter, where she rebuilt the chapter from the ground up, making it one of the leading nonprofits in Orange County. She has also served as Vice President at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, executive director at OneLegacy Foundation, National Director and Executive Director at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Chief Operating Officer at American Heart Association Western States Affiliate.
“Vivalon has been serving Marin County for over 66 years, so a lot of consideration went into selecting a new CEO that reflects Vivalon’s values, shares our vision for the future, and can continue the momentum created by (outgoing CEO) Joe O’Hehir’s visionary leadership,” said Dennis D. Ryan, Vivalon Board President. “Anne’s breadth of experience combined with her proven leadership in stewarding growth, inspiring and mentoring teams, and strong fiscal management made her a clear top choice. We are thrilled that she is joining the Vivalon family.”
Among her many responsibilities, Ms. Grey will help oversee the building of Vivalon’s new state of the art Healthy Aging Campus, located in downtown San Rafael. The new campus, scheduled to open in 2022, will combine traditional medical services with coordinated care, social engagement, learning opportunities, nutrition services, and a myriad of activities and programs designed to promote healthy aging.