A Warm CJE Welcome to New Associate Board Members

The CJE Associate Board is comprised of young professionals who want to become acquainted with CJE SeniorLife. It includes civic and business leaders who volunteer their time, raise funds and build awareness for CJE. We are pleased to introduce the following new members of our Associate Board.

Andy Cooper is a Senior Analyst in the acquisitions group at Ventas, a healthcare-focused real estate investment trust. Ventas invests in real estate and partners with healthcare providers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Andy joined CJE’s Associate Board as an opportunity to give back to the community and residents who are the focus of his professional industry. Andy knows that good, quality care for the elderly can be expensive and, unfortunately, out of range for many. He is excited to support an organization that provides residential opportunities for seniors who are in need. Andy lives in River North. In his spare time, Andy enjoys tennis, snowboarding, live music, visiting his parents in Florida, trying Chicago restaurants, reading and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and Wisconsin Badgers.

Michelle Newman is a Program Coordinator in the Health and Aging Department at Rush University Medical Center, focusing on disease prevention and health promotion. Michelle also serves on the Associate Boards of the Respiratory Health Association and Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly. Michelle received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Michelle lives in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood with her husband Josh Newman. They belong to North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running and spending time with her family.

Laura Rosenfeld works for Slalom Consulting. She began her career as an intern in CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research Institute when she was in graduate school at the University of Chicago. After CJE, Laura spent over ten years working in the field of aging at AgeOptions and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). She also worked for NorthShore University HealthSystem before moving to Slalom. Laura is on the board of B’nai Tikvah and volunteers with Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Laura lives in Deerfield, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, cooking and exercising.

Cassie Schwartz teaches first grade in Des Plaines. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at the University of Wisconsin and is in the doctoral program at National Louis University in the field of curriculum and social justice with a focus on telling the stories of refugees and genocide survivors. Cassie is an annual walker in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk, a volunteer at the Uptown Café and a past volunteer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. She grew up in northern suburbs as a member of Congregation Beth Shalom (Northbrook) and lives in Chicago. Cassie is blessed to continue to have a close relationship with all four of her grandparents; they are her role models in their commitment to family, Judaism, education, philanthropy and making the world a brighter place. In her spare time, Cassie enjoys traveling, taking photographs, running, and hiking.

Nick Siegel is a Financial Analyst for the industrial real estate development firm Bridge Development Partners. Nick’s strong commitment to senior services began as a result of his grandmother’s experience with Alzheimer’s. Through her struggle and its impact on his family, Nick saw firsthand how essential it is to be able to access high quality care and the importance of educating the family on all the options for care. Nick is originally from Milwaukee and currently resides in Lincoln Park. Nick attends the Chabad of Lincoln Park. His interests include spending time with family and friends, backpacking, camping and travel.

Cydney Stein is a Health and Aging Social Work Intern at Rush University Medical Center. She is a social work graduate student at Loyola University Chicago. Her previous internship was at EZRA Multi-Service Center in Uptown. Cydney previously volunteered with Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Cydney joined CJE’s Associate Board since she plans to dedicate her career to the field of aging. She has always enjoyed working with older adults and looks forward to bringing that passion to her volunteer work with CJE. Cydney lives in Lakeview. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing yoga, and rock climbing.

Lauren Stone is the Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Walgreen Company. She is an AIPAC Windy City Club Member and completed ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute in 2009-2010. Lauren graduated from Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology. She joined CJE’s Associate Board because she believes there is much to learn from our grandparents’ generation and wants to ensure that we continue to place emphasis on maintaining and creating vital programs and access to care for them. Lauren lives in Deerfield. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle and sons Jack and Sam. She also enjoys reading, cooking, exploring the city and suburbs, and engaging with the corporate social responsibility community.

Matthew Teinowitz works in Commercial Banking at The PrivateBank. He has a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. Matthew joined CJE’s Associate Board because he recognizes that a significant percentage of the population is aging into their later years and he believes in the value of CJE’s full continuum of care and its value for the community. The services and programs CJE offers, combined with its compassion, attracted Matthew to give of his time. He is a Gold Coast native and currently lives in the West Loop. Matthew is a devout White Sox fan and also enjoys travel, running and trying new restaurants.

These individuals join 14 current Associate Board members: Debby Beerman, Dave Berger, Benjamin Bronner, Zach Goldstein, Adam S. Guetzow, Ryan Hess, Steve Levine, Rachel Levy, Ryan Schraier, Michael Schultz, Seth Wenig, Danielle Wolf, Rich Wolf and Alon Yonatan. See www.cje.net/AssociateBoard for complete biographies. For info on becoming an Associate Board Member contact Jennifer Schnepper at 773.508.1321 or jennifer.schnepper@cje.net.