CEO & Founder
CEO & Founder
Right Care Now Project
Dr. Susan Abend is the founder of The Right Care Now Project, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming care delivery for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The Right Care Now Project ‘s goal is to make sure that everyone with IDD has access to expert care, wherever they live, and that no one experiences unnecessary suffering from ineffective and inexpert care.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of Advasys, Inc., a company that develops information technology that alerts and guides all caregivers to respond to an individual’s health and safety needs.
Dr. Abend is a board-certified Internist and Endocrinologist, with over 20 years of experience caring for persons with IDD. While on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School she developed the medical services for the UMass Neurodevelopmental Unit, the UMass Neurodevelopmental Ambulatory Team.
She has also served in multiple roles executing and guiding healthcare quality initiatives as Medical Director of Medistaff, Inc.in Worcester, MA, Vice President of Quality and Medical Affairs for Johnson Memorial Health System in Stafford Springs, CT, and as the Executive Director of the Healthcare Quality Management Group, in Framingham, MA.