John Diehl
Senior Director of Housing Operations

John Diehl is the Senior Director of Housing Operations of Embrace Living Communities. John provides general oversight and leadership for housing community systems, operations, compliance and budget management. In this role, he further supports the organization in bringing bold and innovative solutions to our communities.

Along with his four years with Embrace Living Communities, John has more than 28 years of successful housing management and development experience with senior living communities. Prior to joining Embrace Living Communities, he served 21 years on the Illinois Housing Cabinet with LeadingAge Illinois.

He currently serves as Board Chair for the American Association of Service Coordinators.

John holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Old Testament. In addition to his degrees, he has earned the following certifications from NCHM: manager of housing; manager of maintenance; occupancy specialist; site-based budget specialist; and energy reduction specialist.