Our Leadership

Meet Hebrew SeniorLife's highly dedicated and committed staff and volunteer leadership team.

Louis J. Woolf, Interim President and CEO
A headshot of HSL interim president and CEO Lou Woolf.

Louis J. Woolf became interim president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife in May 2024, after serving as president of the organization from 2009-2013 and president and CEO from 2013-2023. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Partners Healthcare System's North Shore Medical Center, a multi-site, integrated health care delivery system. He also spent eight years in leadership at the CareGroup Healthcare System, where he held key positions, including executive vice president and COO of New England Baptist Hospital and senior vice president of system development and communications for all CareGroup's hospitals. Read Lou's full bio.


Richard J. Henken, Board Chair
Richard Henken headshot

Rick Henken has been a volunteer leader at Hebrew SeniorLife for 15 years. He is president of The Schochet Companies, including Schochet Development, Schochet Investments, and Schochet Property Management (Schochet Companies’ wholly owned property management subsidiary). Rick officially joined the Schochet Companies as its Executive Vice President in 1997, after having been affiliated with, and an advisor to, the company for more than a decade. He has been responsible for closing transactions with a total value approaching $1 billion, including the acquisition and preservation as affordable of over 3,500 apartments in 16 developments.

Rick earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from Tufts University, and a Master of Science degree in Management, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Prior to joining The Schochet Companies, Rick was a marketing and strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies and held senior marketing positions in the financial services and consumer packaged goods industries.

In addition to Hebrew SeniorLife, Rick sits on several Boards of Directors, including the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, NewLease for the Homeless, and Discovering Justice. Other volunteer leadership includes the Catholic Schools Foundation, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Massachusetts Apartment Association, the National Apartment Association, and Jewish Family Services of MetroWest. He is a member of the Economics Advisory Board of the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Rick is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Retirement Housing Foundation Friend of the Elderly Award; the B'nai B'rith Housing Distinguished Achievement Award, the RHA’s Industry Excellence Award; the Lawyers Clearinghouse Stephen M. Nolan Leadership Award; and the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Award for his service to the Catholic Schools Foundation.

2024-2025 Board of Directors

Richard J. Henken, Chair    
Jay L. Webber, Vice Chair  
Marsha R. Cohen, Treasurer and Secretary  
Harrison Bane  
Howard E. Cohen  
Thomas J. DeSimone  
Jeffrey D. Drucker  
Jane C. Edmonds  
Todd B. Finard  
Steven Flier, M.D.  
Reese Genser  
Harold G. Kotler  
Hinda L. Marcus  
Julie Rosen*  
David Rosenthal, M.D.  
Susan Florence Smith  
Roberta S. Weiner  
Ellen Zane  
Mark Zeidel, M.D.

* ex officio

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Leadership in Action

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