United Hebrew President & CEO Rita Mabli Garners Two Prestigious Honors
Twin recognitions recognize Mabli’s outstanding career and community achievements
Congratulations to our President & CEO, Rita Mabli, who is the recipient of two prestigious honors that recognize her career achievements and contributions to the long-term care industry: The McKnight’s Women of Distinction Award and the Iona College Women of Achievement Award.
Ms. Mabli is a trailblazer in the world of eldercare who has managed to accomplish much with grace and compassion. Under her leadership, United Hebrew is consistently recognized for superior standards of care. The organization has greatly expanded its services, invested in its infrastructure, and modernized its campus. United Hebrew is now a one-of-a-kind facility where 800 staff members serve 1,000 residents and clients daily.
“It is an honor to receive these awards from two organizations that mean so much to me,” says Ms. Mabli. “Everything I am today has to do with the education and opportunities I received at Iona College. I’m also grateful to McKnight’s, which provides important news, insights, and resources to our industry on a national level. I am delighted to be in the company of my fellow honorees—a dynamic group of powerful, diverse, and inspiring women!”
Ms. Mabli began her career at United Hebrew in the late 1970’s, became Chief Executive Officer in 1994, and in 2007 assumed the position of President and CEO. Since then, she has led the organization through a rapid period of growth, building assisted-living, memory care, and affordable living facilities, and adding rehabilitation, long-term, and home care services. She also rebranded the organization as a vibrant “campus of comprehensive care” to support seniors through all the stages of aging, from those who live independently to those with advanced healthcare needs—and everyone in between.
The Women of Distinction Award is a joint program of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, the leading business news magazine serving professionals in long-term care, senior housing/independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities. The program recognizes women leaders in senior care who have made significant contributions to the profession and who “inspire others and have powerful effects on the lives of the individuals they serve.” Mabli will be inducted into the “Hall of Honor” alongside 22 other women from across the country on May 7 in Chicago.
The Women of Achievement Award, given by Iona College, honors a select group of women alumna who have achieved industry success and made significant contributions to the college and greater community. Mabli will be honored at the Iona College Trustees Scholarship
Awards Gala on April 3 in New York City.
Rita Mabli is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators; Past President of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Association of Westchester & Rockland Long Term Care Administrators, and past Chair of the Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services. She also serves on several boards including the Continuing Care Leadership Collation (a part of Greater New York Hospital Association) and the Westchester County Association; she previously served on the board of the Ursuline School, the Iona College Alumni Association and the New Rochelle Police Foundation Board.
She has received numerous awards, including the 914 Inc. Women in Business Award, Distinguished Service Award from Visiting Nurse of Westchester, Corporate Honoree Award from the New Rochelle Police Foundation, the Golden Harvest Jim Curran Leadership Award from the Westchester Public Private Partnership, the Leadership Award from the American Jewish Congress, Woman of Excellence Award from the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Leadership Award from the American College of Healthcare Administrators, Eli Pick award from the American College of Healthcare Administrators, The Brother Arthur A. Loftus Award for Outstanding Achievement from Iona College, and has been honored by many other organizations.
Ms. Mabli holds a BA and an MBA from Iona College and resides in New Rochelle, with her husband Patrick Hardiman, a retired partner with Deloitte and retired professor of finance at Iona College.