Ahrin Mishan is the Executive Director of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is a New York-based philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovation. Its grant-making focuses on the education of nurse innovators, and on the translation of high-impact research into policy and practice. Ahrin serves as co-lead of the Future of Nursing, Greater New York Regional Action Team and is a member of the National Nurse Funder’s Collaborative steering committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music since 2001 and was a founding Board member of the China Exploration and Research Society. He holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California.