Mr. Gentner joined The Wartburg’s executive team in 2004 as Vice President of Health Services. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and to President in 2010. He has been at the helm for many of the recent initiatives of The Wartburg, including the historic $27,970,000 HEAL NY grant and groundbreakings of two major construction projects within these last five months – The Friedrichs Residence for Affordable Housing, and the Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Facility. He has been CEO for the past two consecutive years as U.S. News & World Report has chosen The Wartburg as one of the Best Nursing Homes in New York State.
Pastor Amandus J. Derr, Chairman of The Wartburg Board stated, “David has been an absolute inspiration at The Wartburg, providing visionary and focused leadership. He will bring to the LeadingAge’s Board his life-long passion for caring for older adults, his keen insights and proven experience. I commend LeadingAge on its wise selection. We are all fortunate that David is involved in the decision making of this vital healthcare organization.”
Upon his selection, Mr. Gentner said, “I am honored and privileged to serve on the Board of LeadingAge. This is a tremendous opportunity to assist in the leadership of one of the most significant associations in the elder care industry. Now more than ever, the senior health care community faces many challenges and issues that need to be addressed. LeadingAge has always served as the industry’s compass, providing sound direction to its member organizations by identifying and establishing the standards of quality in senior care.”
Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers. LeadingAge New York's more than 600 members employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
About The Wartburg
The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging. For more information about The Wartburg or to support its mission, please call (914) 699-0800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thewartburg.org
PHOTO CAPTION: David J. Gentner, President & CEO of The Wartburg and Wartburg Foundation.