Louis J. Woolf

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
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Louis J. Woolf is president and CEO of Harvard Medical School-affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife, an integrated system of health care, senior living, research, and teaching that serves more than 3,000 Greater Boston seniors each day and is committed to redefining the experience of aging. The Hebrew SeniorLife system includes Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and Dedham, continuing care retirement communities NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham and Orchard Cove in Canton, senior supportive housing sites in Brookline, Revere, and Randolph, a wide array of home- and community-based services, including in-home care and hospice care, and the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

Lou 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, Lou 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, he joined Hebrew SeniorLife as president, and was elevated to president and CEO in February 2013. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative, as well as the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion Committee.


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