About Us : Leadership

Meet Chad Murin, Vice President and Executive Director.


As a college student, Chad Murin met a Jersey girl and his life changed. After graduation, this Pittsburgh (PA) native followed her and his heart to New Jersey and has not looked back. After several years in the Clifton area, they relocated to enjoy the scenic beauty and outdoor recreation offered by western Morris County. “We have the best of both worlds,” says Chad, “a reasonable weekday commute to many locations with the opportunity outside of work to hike or simply take in the wonders of nature around us.”

In his role as vice president and executive director of Crane’s Mill—LSMNJ’s continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, NJ—Chad is responsible for all aspects of the 48-acre facility including independent living and assisted living residences as well as a highly regarded wellness program, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, sub-acute rehabilitation, and long term nursing care. His academic training and earlier professional roles made Chad well prepared to lead the Crane’s Mill community. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation with a minor in gerontology, he entered the field of senior living and care with Genesis Healthcare and experienced a career of upward mobility for well over 10 years. During this time, Chad received a Master’s degree in healthcare management from the College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ). He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in New Jersey. Prior to joining Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ (LSMNJ), he worked as the director of operations at Coordinated Health, a healthcare system located in the Poconos region of PA.

According to staff and residents, Chad is a perfect fit for Crane’s Mill … and he feels the same. “It’s as if I’ve come home! The facility is beautiful as well as comfortable and the people are welcoming and generous of spirit. I’m fortunate to have had other work opportunities that allowed me to grow as a professional. Now I want to use what I know and can do to benefit the Crane’s Mill family. I’m excited to help them build on the foundation of success they’ve already achieved.”