Stephen Colwell

  • Executive Director, Independent Living at NewBridge on the Charles
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Stephen Colwell manages the 256-apartment independent living community at NewBridge on the Charles. Steve joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2008 and as part of the opening management team in 2009, was responsible for creating the exceptional living environment enjoyed by today’s residents. Currently, he oversees the 162-acre campus-wide services provided in food and beverage, physical maintenance, housekeeping, and security operations. NewBridge is a full-service Life Plan Community with more than 800 staff members providing the epitome of great senior care.


Steve also provides managerial and consulting services for Hebrew SeniorLife’s international work in China. With 35+ years of experience within the senior living and hospitality industries, Steve previously served as the executive director at Cabot Park Village, an independent living community in Newton. Prior to switching to the senior care industry, Steve held various managerial positions with the Hilton Hotels Corporation and provided guidance for three hotel openings. He also served on the board of directors for the Crossroads Family Center, a temporary homeless shelter designed to help threatened women and their families find secure housing.


Bachelor’s degree from School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (1984)
Master of Business Administration, University of Rochester (1990)