Jon Lundberg replaces Mark Thomas, who has been with Ebenezer for 29 years
After 10 years at Ebenezer, Jon Lundberg is the new president of the leading senior living operator in Minnesota. Lundberg has been Ebenezer’s chief operating officer since 2017. He replaces Mark Thomas, who will remain as Ebenezer CEO for the next 12-18 months to focus on a capital campaign that celebrates Ebenezer’s 100th anniversary. Upon Thomas’ retirement, Lundberg will also assume the role of CEO.
Lundberg has dedicated his 30+ year career to senior care and he’s touched every aspect of the industry. He served as a long term care administrator for out-state and metro facilities, and has been responsible for the operations of senior housing, assisted living, transitional care and other senior programming. Lundberg has also been active in leadership roles within industry associations, including prior work as the board chair of Care Providers of Minnesota and has been the state representative to the American Health Care Association Council of States, as well as an AAHSA delegate. He has served as board chair for Leading Age of Minnesota, where he is currently Immediate Past Chair and a member of the Long Term Care Imperative. Lundberg was appointed by the Commissioners of Health and Department of Human Services to the Minnesota Accountable Health Model Community Advisory Board in 2013.
“Mark and I have meticulously prepared for this transition for the past three years,” said Lundberg. “I look forward to continuing the great work that’s happening in each of our senior living communities. Our focus does not change and we remain committed to helping seniors achieve longer, healthier and meaningful lives.”
Ebenezer, part of Fairview Health Services, is the largest senior housing provider in the state. It owns and operates 85 senior living communities that offer a variety of services including assisted living, independent living, memory care, transitional care, care centers, enhanced care, child care, adult day programs, stay by the day apartments and intergenerational programs.
“Both Mark and Jon have been instrumental in leading our efforts that now serve a combined 10,000 seniors every day,” says Fairview President and CEO James Hereford. “Their thoughtful approach to succession planning is a model for leaders, and the benefits of it will be evident at a time when strong leadership is needed to serve a growing senior population.”