Lynne Katzmann is Founder & 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 $70 million in revenues in 2016.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2018, 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. It 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.
Juniper has been known as a thought leader and innovator within the senior housing industry since its inception. Lynne’s current 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 health care industry for nearly 35 years, working in the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Europe, and serving on several for-profit and non-profit boards. An active leader in the social entrepreneurship movement at its beginning, she’s a firm believer in the so-called double bottom line: doing well by doing good.