Tel Hai Appoints J. David Shenk as President & Chief Executive Officer

j-david-shenkTel Hai Retirement Community has named J. David Shenk as President and Chief Executive Officer.  He has direct administrative responsibility for the overall operations of Tel Hai facilities including Tel Hai Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Shenk joined Tel Hai in November, after the retirement of Joseph J. Swartz, who served for 15 years as President & Chief Executive Officer.

Shenk, of Telford, was previously the Executive Director of Souderton Mennonite Homes & Dock Meadows (Souderton, PA).  He also previously served in executive leadership positions at Mennonite Home Communities (Lancaster, PA) and Landis Homes Retirement Community (Lititz, PA.)

Shenk holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Eastern Mennonite University and a master’s in public administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Founded in 1956, Tel Hai Retirement Community is a non-profit, 501(c)3 Life Plan Community (formerly a continuing care retirement community) located in the rolling countryside of Chester County in Honey Brook Township.  Tel Hai offers the full-continuum of aging services including residential living, personal care, health care, , home care services and therapy services.  Tel Hai is dedicated to providing high quality care and services to enhance personal dignity, autonomy and lifelong enrichment as a demonstration of Christ’s love for all persons, including more than 850 residents and 500 team members.  Tel Hai is nationally accredited by the independent Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC.)


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