CJE SeniorLife Names Three Employees of the Year for 2021

CHICAGO, December 30, 2021 – The leadership of CJE SeniorLife recently recognized three Employees of the Year—Terri LoCoco, Charles "Chuck" Puchmelter, and Diana Diaz—at the organization’s 49th Annual Meeting at Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield.

Nominated by their peers, Employees of the Year candidates exemplify CJE’s core values of respect, advocacy, compassion, intention, innovation, and accountability.

CJE 2021 Employees of the Year:

  • Terri LoCoco, Payroll Manager, has been with CJE since 2012.
  • Charles "Chuck" Puchmelter, Transportation Driver for Adult Day Services, has been with CJE since 2019.
  • Diana Diaz, Housekeeper at Robineau Residence, has been with CJE since 1996.

“Every year we honor CJE SeniorLife employees who live our Agency’s values and demonstrate a commitment to customer service everyday—with clients, colleagues and the community at large. I must acknowledge the more than 300 CJE staff members who do our collective magic every day,” said CJE SeniorLife President & CEO Dan Fagin. “Without the dedication of our outstanding staff members like Terri, Chuck, and Diana, we would never be able to reach out to the thousands of residents, families, and community members who rely on us daily for vital services and programs.”

Read more about CJE’s 2021 Employees of the Year: http://www.cje.net/about-us/awards-and-honors.


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: Nicole Bruce
Phone: 773.508.1026
E-Mail: Nicole.Bruce@cje.net