Murray Selected New CEO For Friends Village



WOODSTOWN — Daniel J. Murray, MS, LNHA is the newly-appointed chief executive officer for Friends Village at Woodstown.

“Dan Murray has the vision and experience that will move Friends Village into the future,” said Suzanne Culver, clerk of the Friends Village Board of Trustees as she made the announcement. “He is fully vested in our mission and has the passion and energy to strategically lead the facility.”

Murray joined Friends Village as chief financial officer in 2003. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania where he, his wife Terry, and their three children make their home.

“I am very excited to step into this new role and engage with our residents, employees, supporters, and neighbors to keep Friends Village a vibrant and progressive partner in providing senior housing and health care,” Murray said.

Prior to coming to Friends Village, he worked as an auditor/consultant with a regional accounting firm and as a comptroller for a group of hospitals. Dan has an M.B.A. from the University of Scranton, in Scranton Pa., and a B.S. in Accounting also from the University of Scranton.He has participated in the Friends Services for the Aging (FSA) Leadership Institute and currently serves as both an FSA board member and as its treasurer.

“I came here prior to the transition of Friends Home into Friends Village and this year we are celebrating our 10th year as a CCRC (continuing care retirement community). I hope members of the local community will join us for our Anniversary Celebration. It will be a great opportunity to see where we are today and to get a glimpse of the plans for our future,” Dan said.

The Friends Village Anniversary Celebration and Visionary Reception will be held Sept. 17 beginning at 5 p.m. on the Friends Village campus in Woodstown. Details are posted on the community’s website

Already this year the board of trustees recognized some 43 residents who moved to Friends Village in 2005 as Friends Village Pioneers, and gave employee service awards to a similar number of employees who have worked at Friends since at least that year.

Clerk Culver noted, “Dan has always put the welfare of our residents first and is fully supportive of employee development. The Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Dan in his new leadership role.”

Friends Village at Woodstown is a non-profit, retirement community assisting seniors in South Jersey for over 115 years. Current services include independent and assisted living, short-term rehabilitation services, and skilled nursing.

For more information about the retirement living options at Friends Village, visit the website at or call the Marketing Office at 856-823-0778.


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