Founder and President
Lynne Katzmann is Founder and President of Juniper Communities, which invests in, develops and manages senior living and long term care communities. With 18 properties in four states and more than 1200 employees, Juniper, has $65 million in revenues. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Juniper is ranked #14 by Crain’s New York on its Top 50 ranking of woman-owned companies for the New York tri-state area.
Juniper is the only woman-founded, owned and led business among the top 40 national assisted living companies. Katzmann launched the business when she was 32, with six years’ experience in the health care industry and a PhD in economics. An active leader in the social entrepreneurship movement at its beginning, she was a firm believer in the so-called double bottom line: doing well by doing good.
Katzmann leads an organization known for resident-centered, personalized care. Juniper’s priorities and its many award-winning innovations are consistent with her belief: “Aging and its challenges are a natural part of our life cycle. Quality of life in this third stage should be enjoyed to its fullest according to each person’s choosing. There is no reason that a frail body should not allow a life of joy and meaning.”
Katzmann has been involved in the health care industry for almost 30 years, working in the public and private sectors in the United States and Europe. She serves as a board member of several for- profit and non-profit organizations including Senior Care Centers of Dallas, ElderCare Alliance of San Francisco, ArtsConnection of New York City and the Social Venture Network. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her partner, Ed Goodell; and has a son, Andrew, now in college.