Laura Landy

President & CEO, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, Morristown, US

Laura Landy guides the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation's commitment to "Seeding Innovations in Health" in her role as president and CEO (2006) and as a member of the Board of Trustees (1998). She is founder and chair of ReThink Health, a Foundation initiative which works with renowned change agents from diverse sectors to bring new thinking to how we achieve better health, better care, and lower costs. ReThink Health's action-research projects develop models and tools to foster the leadership and environments required for successful innovation and sustainable change.

As president of Applied Concepts, a consulting firm she established in 1983, Ms. Landy brought business and strategic thinking to the dynamic interface between social issues and market realities. Her efforts focused on helping health, higher education, financial service, and cultural organizations define and achieve their aspirational goals. Among her health-related activities have been a multi-year relationship with Pfizer, the redesign of New Jersey's local public health system, a partnership with AT&T applying emerging technology to healthcare administration, design of urban healthcare systems, and the creation of strategic alliances between health, business and cultural institutions.

Ms. Landy's expertise in entrepreneurship and corporate venturing led her to create and direct the Institute for Nonprofit Entrepreneurship at NYU's Stern School of Business where she also taught and served as Associate Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Ms. Landy has also been a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, the New School, and Fairleigh Dickinson University where she served as interim director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship. She is the author of Something Ventured, Something Gained: A Business Development Guide for Nonprofits (ACA Books, New York, NY, 2nd Ed 1989).

Ms. Landy received an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, she received an MBA from New York University.


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