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Richman Family Professorship for Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases

RichmanAlisonALISON RICHMAN, an adoption social worker for Jewish Community Services, and ARNOLD RICHMAN, a partner at the Shelter Group, LLC, a Baltimore-based national real estate development firm that, among other activities, develops and manages senior housing and assisted living retirement communities, have dedicated their lives to participating in and building community. From raising their three daughters, working in careers that enrich the lives of others, and contributing time and money to causes they believe in, Alison and Arnie Richman are models of making positive change in the world.

Alison is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and sits on their board of advisors. Along with Arnie, they established an endowed scholarship at the school to benefit MSW students in families and children specializations. She is also a member of the board at Temple Oheb Shalom Learning Ladder.

Prior to his work at The Shelter Group, Arnie was a partner at Meridian Healthcare for 26 years. It was through Meridian’s involvement in nursing home care that introduced Arnie to Johns Hopkins and to faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry. Arnie currently serves as a trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as on the Baltimore Community Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also a board director at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies as well as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Arnie is a founding member of the Department of Psychiatry’s Advisory Board where his inspired leadership contributes to both the board and the department’s direction and success.