The Wartburg Adult Care Community Appoints David Michael Hahn to Its Board of Directors


Mount Vernon, NY, November 1, 2012 – David Michael Hahn, Head of School, the Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, NY.

The Wartburg, located on a beautifully landscaped 34-acre campus, has served the long-term health care needs of the elderly since 1972.  In the past year, it has launched an ambitious building expansion plan, including the design and construction of 60 modern, independent housing units and a new rehabilitation and adult day services center.

“Mr. Hahn brings a breadth and depth of experience in strategic planning, capital campaigns, construction oversight and fund raising that are important assets for The Wartburg at this exciting juncture in our history,” said David J. Gentner, president and CEO of The Wartburg.  “As we become a nationally recognized, fully integrated provider of care and housing to seniors, we welcome not only his business acumen, but his knowledge of and longtime involvement in community and church programs.”

“I’m delighted to join the board,” said Mr. Hahn. “The Wartburg is on the cusp of providing the type of comprehensive care for seniors that can be a model for other organizations who are seeking innovative and effective ways to care for our rapidly growing elderly population. It’s exciting to be part of that.”

As the head of two faith-based, college-preparatory schools serving 840 students, Mr. Hahn helped raise over $23 million for campus development, supervised construction of five buildings and an athletic field and stadium, and spearheaded raising funds and managing assets of $6.5 million for the school’s Memorial Endowment Fund.

Mr. Hahn is the chief executive officer for the Lutheran High School Association of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which is operated by 20 Lutheran congregations.

In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Hahn teaches an elective public speaking course to 12th graders, and leads annual student tours in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Hahn earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration at the University of Minnesota in 1992 and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program: Strategic Perspectives in Nonpublic Management in 2005.

Among his church and community activities, he is a faculty member of the Van Lunen Institute, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; a trustee of the Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Foundation, New York City; past board member and past president of the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools; member, New York State Association of Independent Schools; and past board member, Habitat for Humanity, Suffolk County.

Under a $27.6 million grant from HEAL NY20 – the Healthcare Efficiency & Affordability Law – Wartburg has two major construction projects underway: an affordable independent living facility with 60 units and a new rehabilitation and adult day services center.

The Wartburg Adult Care Community is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is located on a 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon, NY. It has served the long-term health care needs of the elderly since 1972. The Wartburg provides ministries of healing and hope through an array of services: day adult services, long-term home health care, licensed home care, assisted and independent living, long-term skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, respite and hospice care, caregiver support, speakers bureau and community relations, pastoral care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Eldersource, Lifeline and is a Project Lifesaver Bracelet Servicing Site.

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