Greenwood House recently welcomed two new members to its management team: Dahlia Kang, the new director of finance, and Alan Klugman, vice president of development.
The facility in Ewing includes a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, an assisted-living community, hospice and homecare services, and kosher meals-on-wheels.
Greenwood president Susan Falcon said the two “will have a profoundly positive impact on our organization. Change can already be felt within our internal operations and throughout the community. We are so fortunate to have found two such uniquely qualified people.”
Klugman, who succeeds Lynne A. Nouvel, has spent most of his career in the Jewish federation world, first as a campaign director and financial development director and then for almost nine years as director of the Jewish Federation of the Desert in Palm Springs, Calif. He also served as national executive director of ORT America for over five years.
Klugman graduated from Connecticut College in 1978, with a BA in European and modern Israeli history, and in 1980 received a master’s in social work from Yeshiva University.
Although his new position bears some similarities to his years of experience at Jewish communal organizations, what brought him to Greenwood House, Klugman told NJJN, “was the possibility of expanding my career…but in a different environment. I have never worked for an organization benefiting seniors or senior health, and I am enjoying it very much.”
In charge of fund-raising, Klugman said, “I am looking forward to expanding our base of donors greatly. I think that too many people, especially those newer to the community, don’t really know what Greenwood House does and aren’t really aware of the quality of healthcare we provide to seniors.
“We will be upgrading the stories we tell so more people have a deeper understanding of the wonderful work going on here,” he said. He will tell the Greenwood stories at synagogues and local Jewish organizations and said he plans to strengthen the campaign structure already in place.
After his first month on the job, Klugman said, “We have a wonderful group of people working very hard to make sure our residents have a sense of home and Jewish community.” He cited staff members who, once a week and on their own time, at 5 a.m. bake fresh blueberry muffins for residents “because it reminds them of home and home life.”