Pat Volland is a Visiting Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Social Work Leadership Institute at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Ms. Volland has over 40 years of experience in healthcare administration and policy. Prior to joining the Silberman School of Social Work, she was at the New York Academy of Medicine first as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and then as the Director of the Social Work Leadership Institute. While at the New York Academy of Medicine she initiated programs that became the Social Work Leadership Institute. The Social Work Leadership Institute (SWLI) is a national initiative working to ensure that America’s older adults receive the care they need to remain in charge of their lives and live life to the fullest. These efforts include educational initiatives to expand the social work work force and develop the social work leadership skills to work with older adults. Efforts are also focused on developing and implementing policies in support of this work; including effective comprehensive care coordination services important for older adults with chronic conditions. SWLI’s work on the integration of health and social care has been critical to national policy and program development for care coordination for the most complex patients. The Social Work Leadership Institute, under Ms. Volland's leadership, includes the Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE); the Leadership Academy in aging (LAA), a partnership with the National Association of Deans and Directors, and the National Care Coordination Coalition (N3C), a partnership with the American Society on Aging She serves on the boards of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the American Society on Aging and the Altman Foundation. She also serves on the board of the Planned Parenthood of New York City and is the former Chairman.

Social Work Leadership Institute




Mimi Abramovitz

Patricia J. Volland, MSW

Visiting Distinguished Lecturer &
Director, Social Work Leadership Institute

Phone: 212.396.7603