October 11, 2023
SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY — Kendal on Hudson has announced the appointment of Jean Eccleston as chief executive officer; she has been with Kendal on Hudson for the past five years, most recently as interim CEO and CFO. According to a press release, Eccleston created a top-notch financial service department, developed the multi-year capital improvement strategy, compensation strategy, and the information technology strategy, and she was instrumental in developing the strategic plan. She also refinanced the existing debt in 2022 to create the debt capacity necessary to invest in the recently announced Commons Refresh Project.
“Jean has been, is and will be the right person for Kendal on Hudson going forward,” said Board Chair Lynn Tepper. “We are confident she will lead Kendal on Hudson to continued success.”
“The Kendal Corporation is proud of the Kendal model, which provides for autonomy of the organizations that are members of the System,” said Amy Harrison, interim CEO of The Kendal Corporation. “I’m confident Jean will continue to bring financial and operational expertise and strong leadership to Kendal on Hudson. Welcome to the CEO role, Jean.”
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed as the new CEO of Kendal on Hudson,” Eccleston said. “I look forward to collaborating with the Board, employees, and residents to ensure that Kendal on Hudson continues to be a vibrant and successful community.”
Located 35 miles north of New York City in this historic lower Hudson Valley town, the Kendal on Hudson life plan community offers resident-engaged cultural programs and continuing learning while providing comprehensive on-site health care and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and independence.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by its Values and Practices, the operating Kendal affiliates provide independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation care. Kendal-affiliated senior living communities are in New Hampshire; New York; Massachusetts; Virginia; the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area; Illinois; Pennsylvania; and Ohio. Enso Village, a Zen-inspired life plan community, is nearly ready to open its doors in Healdsburg, California.