Louis J. Woolf

  • Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
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Louis J. Woolf is interim president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), an integrated, eight-site system of health care, housing, research, and teaching that is committed to redefining the experience of aging, and directly serves more than 4,500 Greater Boston seniors on a daily basis. From innovative housing options, to post-acute health care, to its Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, and to the education of future geriatric care givers, each component of this Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate is designed to help keep seniors thriving and provide the highest quality of life. The HSL system includes Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, continuing care retirement communities NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham and Orchard Cove in Canton, five senior supportive housing sites in Brookline, Revere, and Randolph, and a wide array of home- and community-based services throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Mr. Woolf earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brandeis University in 1976, and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1978. He began his career in consumer packaged goods management with The Gillette Company, and in 1985 founded Horizon Management Group to offer a full range of services for the financing, management, and marketing of new business initiatives. From 1995 to 2003, he served in various leadership positions within the CareGroup Healthcare System, including chief operating officer of New England Baptist Hospital and senior vice president of system development and communications for all of CareGroup’s hospitals. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Woolf served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of North Shore Medical Center, a multi-site community hospital and health care provider within the Partners Healthcare System. In 2009, Mr. Woolf came to Hebrew SeniorLife as president, served as its president and CEO from February 2013 to July 2023, and then returned as interim president and CEO in May 2024. 


B.A. in economics, Brandeis University (1976)
MBA in marketing and finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1978)