WOODSTOWN, NJ – The Board of Trustees of Friends Village at Woodstown is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Heneghan as the Chief Executive Officer of Friends Village, effective April 25, 2018. Michael will succeed Daniel Murray, who previously served in the role for three years before accepting the Chief Executive Officer position at another Quaker-directed Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pennsylvania.  Craig Petry served as interim Chief Executive Officer since Mr. Murray’s departure in January. “It is my pleasure to congratulate Michael as he transitions into his new role at Friends Village. I have enjoyed working with him and admire him for the many talents he brings to the organization.  Friends Village will be in excellent hands,” said Craig.


Michael has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Friends Village at Woodstown, gaining respect from staff, residents, family members, and visitors alike. He has over 20 years experience in Senior Living both in roles as a CEO and CFO.  His vision and accomplishments make him a perfect fit to guide Friends Village at Woodstown into a successful future.


“I am both honored and excited to be chosen to lead an organization such as Friends Village at Woodstown.  Our reputation for excellence is known throughout the region and I look forward to being a part of our future accomplishments.  I appreciate the opportunity to build upon the connections I have with our residents, Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, friends and family members as we work together to meet our mission of exceeding the needs and expectations of the community through compassionate and innovative services and programs, ”  shared Michael.


Michael is a resident of Havertown, Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Mary, and their five  children.


Friends Village at Woodstown is a non-profit, Continuing Care Retirement Community, guided by time honored Quaker Values, assisting seniors in South Jersey for over 120 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 856-769-1500.