New Trustees Join Partners for Health Foundation Board

The Trustees of the Partners for Health Foundation Board of Trustees have elected Fred Guterl and Lynne Katzmann, both of Montclair, to the Board. Board Chair Kevin Rendino noted, “We welcome these talented individuals and are confident their expertise will enhance our work.”

Fred Guterl is executive editor of Scientific American and author of The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How To Stop It (Bloomsbury 2012). He has won numerous awards for writing and editing from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Magazine Editors and other organizations. He led Scientific American to its first-ever National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2011. Guterl was formerly deputy editor at Newsweek International. He makes frequent speaking appearances at conferences, such as the World Economic Forum, and on television and radio, such as Charlie Rose, the Today Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Leonard Lopate, Brian Lehrer and other venues. Guterl holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and has taught writing at Princeton University.

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 1,200 employees, Juniper, has $75 million in revenues. Celebrating its 28th Anniversary, Juniper is ranked #12 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 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, Naropa University of Boulder, Colorado, ArtsConnection of New York City and the Social Venture Network.

Partners for Health Foundation’s vision is to make its 15 communities healthier, better places to live. The Foundation harnesses the efforts of engaged partners to work collaboratively toward shared goals. Funds target the health of all members of the community, particularly our most vulnerable neighbors.