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"I have dedicated my career to providing superior

"I have dedicated my career to providing superior healthcare with compassion, understanding, and commitment," says Alvan Small.

The statement is a fitting testimony to the achievements of the newly-appointed administrator of The Actors' Fund Homes in Englewood, NJ. Small comes to the Homes after more than three decades of distinction in the field of long-term care. He has served as the administrator/ chief executive officer of Freeport Hospital on Long Island; vice president of operations at the Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield, CT; chief executive officer of the Central New Jersey Home for the Aged in Somerset, NJ; and, most recently, administrator of Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation in New York.

His accolades include the 1996 Young Executive of the Year Award from the Association of Jewish Homes and Housing for the Aging, and he also received mentor status from his alma mater, Yeshiva University, for establishing the first pastoral internship in the nation, joining a long-term care facility with a rabbinical seminary.

The Actors' Fund of America is the only national non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. The Actors' Fund Homes provide a comfortable living environment for 109 entertainment professionals, welcoming not only actors but also designers, writers, sound technicians, musicians, dancers, administrators, directors, film editors, and stagehands.

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