A philanthropist with a deep commitment to the Illinois Jewish community, Yosef Meystel is affiliated with a number of organizations in and around Chicago. A longtime advocate for volunteerism, Mr. Meystel sits on the board of Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, a private girls-only elementary school in Chicago. He is also a four-year member of the executive committee for the community development group Agudath Israel of Illinois.
Yosef Meystel donates heavily to groups such as the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (juf.org), a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers who want to help people in need. The organization follows the basic concept of tikkun olam, or repairing the world through community service, action, and social justice. Over the course of his career, Mr. Meystel has also contributed his time and resources to organizations including the Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed, Camp Nageela Midwest, and Madragos.
Professionally, Yosef Meystel is an investor in a number of Midwestern healthcare entities. Possessing more than 15 years of experience in residential management, Mr. Meystel is the former president of YAM Management, through which he established 24 nursing homes across Illinois, Indiana, and Texas. Yosef Meystel was instrumental in managing compliance and finance, including negotiations with banks and lenders. Within five years, his efforts helped the company increase its bottom-line profits by 25 percent.
Yosef Meystel holds a master of business administration with a focus on accounting from Indiana University at South Bend. He has authored a number of articles about the stresses involved in nursing home selection and his insights into the property management industry.