CJE SeniorLife Names Dan Fagin as New President and Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO, June 4, 2018–CJE’s Board Chair Kalman Wenig and Judy Smith, Past Board Chair and Search Committee Chair, announced that Dan Fagin has been selected to lead CJE as its new President and CEO, effective August 13, 2018.


Fagin comes to CJE with extensive experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as CEO of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio. Cedar Village is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community with a mission similar to CJE’s mission—providing services and supports for older adults and their families. “His passion for driving results based on the development of effective and creative long-range plans, combined with a real interest in getting to know CJE’s residents, clients and staff were what made Dan stand out as a candidate,” noted Kal Wenig. Judy Smith added, “Dan is an excellent match for CJE. We are thrilled that he brings a wide-range of knowledge and can look at CJE with fresh eyes so we can be better prepared to serve a more diverse spectrum of older adults—from Boomers to Holocaust survivors… in the suburbs and in the city.”

A Cincinnati native, Fagin was COO of The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati from 2012-2015 where he developed a new shared service organization for Jewish communal agencies and congregations and launched SAFE Cincinnati, a Jewish community security and disaster planning initiative.

From 2002-2012, he was a Managing Director and Healthcare Industry Leader for Protiviti Inc., a global consulting firm that helps business leaders identify, anticipate and solve critical business problems.

Fagin is a graduate of Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (BS, Finance) and Thomas More College (MBA), and during his accomplished 30-year career, he has also worked for Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, Kettering Medical Center and Florida Hospital in managerial and information technology roles.

“I am excited, honored and humbled to have been selected as the President and CEO of CJE, a highly-respected cornerstone in the Jewish community for over 45 years, with a great history of enhancing the lives of older adults… thanks, in part, to the tremendous support from the Jewish United Fund. I am looking forward to being part of a strong team that lives its values every day by providing physical, emotional, social and spiritual help to those who need it most,” says Fagin.

Fagin’s wife Kari is the Director of Communication and Member Engagement for the largest congregation in the Cincinnati area. Their daughter works for a global PR firm in Chicago and their son is a junior at the University of Alabama.

To set up an interview with Mr. Fagin when he arrives in August, please contact Nancy Henig, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, at 773.508.1005 or Carole Klein-Alexander, VP of Marketing Management, at 773.508.1123.

Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about CJE services, call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net.

Contact: Carole Klein-Alexander
Phone: 773.508.1123
E-Mail: carole.klein-alexander@cje.net