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Former Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz Elected to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Board of Directors

Former Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz Elected to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Board of Directors

NEW YORK (January 20, 2023)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the appointment of Stuart Rabinowitz, Esq. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rabinowitz, the former longtime President of Hofstra University and a Woodbury resident, brings an extensive background in education, business, and law to his new role.

“Stuart Rabinowitz is an innovative, passionate leader with extensive experience and a strong desire to help others,” said Bert E. Brodsky, AFA’s Founder and Board Chairman. “We are proud to welcome him to our team and look forward to working with him to further enhance AFA’s programs, services, and reach to better serve the more than 6 million American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”

Stuart Rabinowitz said, “I am honored to be elected to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Board of Directors and look forward to furthering the mission of improving patient care, providing valuable patient family resources, and fostering public awareness.”

Stuart Rabinowitz is Senior Counsel to Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP in Mineola. Prior to that, he spent nearly 50 years working in educational and leadership roles at Hofstra University, starting as a law professor at Hofstra Law School in 1972 and rising to dean of the law school in 1989. In 2001, he became the eighth President of the University. 

As President, Mr. Rabinowitz led Hofstra to significantly expand its offerings and create several new schools, including the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the Hofstra-Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs and the School of Health Professions and Human Services. He also founded the National Center for Suburban Studies, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center. In addition, he brought Hofstra to the national stage as host of three different presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections), the only university ever to do so.

Prior to his work at Hofstra, Mr. Rabinowitz worked at Rosenman & Colin LLP for a number of years and as an associate law professor at his alma mater, Columbia Law School.

Additionally, Mr. Rabinowitz served in numerous other leadership positions, including as a Long Island Association board member and Co-Vice Chair of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. He is currently a member of the New York State Commission of Continuing Legal Education.

He has received many awards for his service, among them the Martin Luther King Living the Dream Award, EOC; Distinguished Service in the Cause of Justice, Legal Aid Society; UJA Federation Leadership Award; the Bar Association of Nassau County Proclamation for Outstanding Service to the legal profession and the community; and the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County’s Community Service Award.

AFA is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. Individuals who have questions about Alzheimer’s disease or need support services can contact AFA at 866-232-8484 or through its website,