Covenant Living’s President and CEO Cunliffe Announces Retirement

December 7, 2023

SKOKIE, IL — Covenant Living Communities and Services, a nonprofit, faith-based senior living organization headquartered in this Chicago suburb, has announced that President/CEO Terri Cunliffe will retire in the spring of 2024 after more than three decades with the organization.

“This organization is stronger than ever before thanks to the Terri’s leadership as president and CEO in the last 10 years,” said Janet Creaney, Covenant Living board of directors’ chair, in a press release. “While we will miss her tenacity and inspirational style of leadership, we know her retirement leaves the organization in a position to continue moving forward in the strategic path she helped to pave.”

Cunliffe started her career in 1987 as an administrator in training at Covenant Living of Golden Valley in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. While working to obtain her healthcare administrator license, she was asked to move to Florida to help open a new assisted living community at Covenant Living of Florida. She eventually became the Healthcare Administrator of both assisted living and skilled nursing at the Florida community. In 1996, Cunliffe was promoted to executive director there.

Cunliffe was promoted to President/CEO of the organization in 2015.

“I could never have imagined my career would be as long and as rewarding as it has proven to be. It has been a privilege and a source of personal and professional growth for me to work alongside so many dedicated leaders and employees while serving incredible residents,” said Cunliffe. “Covenant Living is well positioned for a leadership change; the excellent community leadership and central office leadership coupled with our financial strength provides the framework for continued success.”

Covenant Living has hired a search firm and identified a search committee from the board of directors to seek candidates and ultimately select a successor.

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Covenant Living Communities and Services, a nonprofit senior services provider serving 5,700 residents at 19 retirement communities in 10 states, offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and rehabilitation. Covenant Living is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church and has been serving seniors since 1886.

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