Founder and CEO
Lynne Katzmann is Founder and CEO of Juniper Communities, which invests in, develops and manages senior living and long term care communities.
With 22 properties in four states and more than 1600 employees, Juniper had over $82 million in revenues in 2018. Juniper is ranked #13 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. Lynne launched the business when she was 32, with six years’ experience in the health care industry and a PhD in economics from the London School of 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.
Lynne 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 act 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.”
Juniper has been known as a thought leader and innovator within the senior’s housing industry since its inception. Currently, Lynne’s focus is on promoting senior living as a population health solution for that segment of the senior population defined as high care and high needs. These are the small portion of Medicare recipients who are most in need of coordinated care and service. Her brain-child, Juniper’s Connect4Life program shows real promise in promoting well-being for this cohort.
Lynne has been involved in the healthcare industry for nearly 35 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 Tufts Medical School, 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. She also has a son, Andrew, who works in the seniors housing industry on the investment and finance side.