Our Leadership

Executive Team

Bruce J. Lederman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce J. Lederman’s experience as an eldercare executive and thought leader spans over 25 years.

Lederman previously held the position of CESLC’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CESLC, he served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Midwest Administrative Services Inc., a nursing home management company. He is also a former owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities and served as the nursing home administrator in one of his centers.

In addition to his professional experience, Lederman holds leadership roles in numerous organizations including; Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, CJE SeniorLife, Human Rights Campaign, Jewish Federations of North America, Leadership Greater Chicago, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and the Health Facilities Association of Maryland.

Lederman has a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and he earned a J.D. from DePaul University. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Terri Tanner-Hill

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Terri Tanner-Hill leads Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC)’s financial strategy including the administrative, business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts for the organization. She is also responsible for overseeing technology and human resources.

Tanner-Hill has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, consulting, and the financial management of healthcare and social service organizations. Prior to joining CESLC, she held leadership positions with Arthur Andersen, Catholic Charities in Baltimore and Schiavi, Wallace & Rowe.

Tanner-Hill earned a B.S. from Towson State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Board of Governors

Officers for 2019–2021

Eric G. Meyers

Jeffrey S. Puretz

Immediate Past Chair
Alan M. Freeman

Bruce J. Lederman

Harry A. Harrison

Natalie S. West

Vice Chair, Audit Treasurer
Irving P. Cohen

Vice Chair, Finance
Harry A. Harrison

Vice Chair, Resource Development
Jacqueline M. Rams

Vice Chair, Strategic Planning
Donald M. Kaplan

Vice Chair, Quality Care
Paula H. Robinson

Vice Chair, Charles E. Smith Life Communities Trustees Funds, Inc.
Scott N. Brody

Chair, Cohen-Rosen House Board,
Landow House Board, Revitz House Board,
Ring House Board

Aaron M. Rulnick

Governors for 2019–2021

Alison S. Baraf
Kenneth H. Becker
Jeffrey S. Distenfeld
Draga L. Dubick

Arthur J. Dykes
Joseph B. Hoffman
David S. Karp
Gary B. Saffitz

David A. Samuels
Matthew D. Schwartz
Marc F. Solomon
Mitchell A. Yentis

Past Presidents & Chairs

Bernard Danzansky, z”l
Morris Garfinkle, z”l
Harry Sherby, z”l
Jacob Eisman, z”l
Charles E. Goldsmith, z”l
Harry Lewis, MD, z”l
Hymen Goldman, z”l
Burnette Simon, z”l
Simon Hirshman, z”l

Charles E. Smith, z”l
Samuel P. Cohen, z”l
Hyman Berman, z”l
George Hurwitz, z”l
Leonard I. Abel
Jonathan S. England, z”l
Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn
Samuel R. Dweck, z”l
N. Paul Berlin, z”l
Jerome W. Golomb, z”l

Elliott I. Pollock, z”l
Ralph H. Deckelbaum
Edward M. Statland
David W. Rutstein
Brenda H. Guritzky, z”l
Donald J. Garner
Paul M. Yentis
Ronald D. West
Morris Dweck

Irving P. Cohen
Ivan B. Silverman
Arthur J. Dykes
Hanita Schreiber, z”l
David A. Samuels
Andrew S. Friedlander
Marc F. Solomon
Joseph B. Hoffman
Alan M. Freeman