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By Jeanne Hoban | | March 2019

(Cleveland, OH) —The Board of Directors of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging has named Orion H. Bell IV as President and CEO of the 110-year-old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization. Bell, who will join Benjamin Rose April 22, 2019, was selected through a national search facilitated by Waverly Partners.

Bell comes to Benjamin Rose from CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, Indiana's largest Area Agency on Aging, where he served as President and CEO, overseeing a staff of 240 and an operating budget of $27 million.

"We are happy to welcome Orion Bell to Cleveland and look forward to working with him on leading Benjamin Rose as we continue to grow in our second century," said Board Chairperson Cynthia H. Dunn. "He brings a breadth of experience in nonprofit management and aging services to Benjamin Rose and understands the challenges and opportunities in the field of aging."

"I am honored and grateful to the Board for this opportunity to serve the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and its mission to advance support for older adults and caregivers," said Bell. "We will continue to build on the existing foundation of excellence and innovation to address the challenges before an aging population and to promote better care and better health outcomes for a diverse population."

Bell has more than 25 years of leadership experience in not-for-profit management. During his tenure at CICOA, the organization grew to have an annual economic impact of more than $100 million through services, grants and vendor payments. CICOA's care managed population grew from 2,753 to 8,528, and the organization achieved accreditation for its Flourish care management service.

In addition to CICOA, before joining Benjamin Rose, Bell served the American Red Cross in a variety of capacities including the Director of Chapter Operations Support for the Great Lakes Service Area; CEO of the Fort Worth, TX, chapter; Executive Director of the Topeka, KS, chapter; and Assistant General Manager of the Louisville, KY, chapter. He has been an active member of the American Society on Aging and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Bell earned both an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and humanities from the University of Louisville.

About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ( is a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies.