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Posted: September 15, 2017

We recently published the fall issue of Thriving in Community, JCHE's newsletter featuring timely stories and information. One of the stories is reproduced below.

JCHE is proud to highlight the following awards we received over the last few months. 

Excellence in Service Award

Laura Isenberg

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JCHE Resident Service Coordinator, Laura Isenberg, was one of two recipients of the New England Resident Service Coordinators 2017 Excellence in Service Award! For over 30 years, Laura has distinguished herself as a tireless advocate for JCHE’s Golda Meir House residents. The award underscores Laura’s invaluable contribution to the richness of our community.

Better Business Challenge award

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The U.S. Department of Energy recognized JCHE for being the first multifamily partner to reach its “Better Buildings Challenge” goal—an initiative aimed at encouraging businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. In a testament to JCHE’s leadership in sustainable energy innovation, we reached 24% savings in only six years, exceeding the BBC goal of 20%.

CFO of the Year Award

Karen Edlund


JCHE Chief Financial Officer Karen Edlund was honored at the Boston Business Journal’s 9th annual “CFO of the Year Awards” in the nonprofit category. Karen’s superb stewardship of JCHE’s finances has been indispensable to our ability to foster vibrant communities for our seniors, as well as to our ambitious expansion goals.

Excellence in Field Instruction award

Gaye Freed

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JCHE’s Director of the new JCHE Training Institute and former Brighton Campus Executive Director, Gaye Freed, received an “Excellence in Field Instruction” award from Boston University’s School of Social Work Field Education Department. Gaye Freed was nominated for the award by a former student for her “exemplary supervision of social work interns.” This is a well-deserved tribute to Gaye who has worked at JCHE for 37 years.

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