Lynne Katzmann, Founder and CEO of Juniper Communities of Bloomfield, NJ, a privately held, long-term care company, has been President and CEO throughout its twenty-five years. Katzmann launched the company with six years of business experience and a PHD in health economics from the London School of Economics, after receiving her BA from Tufts University. Katzmann, then 32 years old, initially raised $440 thousand from investors and had a plan to build her company with a triple bottom line: a purpose-driven business, a socially responsible organization, and a profitable company.
Today, with these goals achieved, the company employs 1,200 people and during its first quarter century has worked with over 10,000 families in senior living including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. Ranked #12 by Crain’s New York Business on its Top 50 listing of women-owned businesses for the New York tri-State area, Juniper is the only women-owned company among the largest 40 US assisted living companies, with revenues currently $65 million. There are 20 Juniper Village communities in four states; New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado.
Katzmann also serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations including Senior Care Centers LLC of Dallas, Naropa University, ArtsConnection and Social Venture Network; in addition, she is a member of the Committee of 200.
She is a New Jersey native raised in Cedar Grove, where her mother, Laurie Katzmann still resides and where Lynne attended Memorial High School. She lives in Montclair with her partner Ed Goodell and is the mother of Andrew Katzmann, a college student.