Steve Boymel, Founder of Jonas Cory Developers
Steve Boymel owns and operates Brookwood Retirement Community and Loveland Health Care Center, as well as founding Jonas Cory Developers which designs and constructs healthcare facilities, office complexes and condo developments.
The Boymels arrived at Union Terminal with just $7 and their suitcase. Two years and nine months had gone by since starting anew in their new life.
Early Life and Education
The Boymels arrived in Cincinnati with just $7 and an suitcase full of diapers; standing together in Union Terminal’s Rotunda was their first step toward building their lives anew.
Steve has been serving the nursing home industry since 1968 as an administrator. He designed, constructed and owns Clovernook Inc, a 127 bed nursing home specializing in wound care; Loveland Health Care Center which includes 109 beds; Brookside Community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as numerous governor’s task forces to research legislation that sets public policy in this sector of healthcare.
In 2000 he helped establish The Holocaust & Humanity Center and remains active within it – most notably when its relocation next year into a 12,000 sqft former train station will more than triple its space.
Boymel graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Temple University. Soon thereafter, she and Bob Blitshtein formed Future Graph Inc. to produce software products to assist students with math and science subjects – eventually growing to become a global company.
Boymel began working as a nursing home administrator at Garden Manor Care Center after earning his administrator’s license, then later established Health Care Management Group consisting of Retirement Communities, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Facilities and Assisted Living Homes.
John has served on numerous Governor’s task forces to study and recommend legislation regarding nursing home industry policies, and was appointed Chairman of Resurge Recovery’s Board – an outpatient substance use disorder facility.
Achievement and Honors
Boymel has earned numerous honors throughout his career. Most notably, in 2023 he received the prestigious Legion of Excellence Order of the Black Blazer from University of Cincinnati Athletic Support Group (UCATS). Honorees are chosen based solely on their extraordinary enthusiasm and long-term dedication to Bearcats sports as well as leadership within UCATS organization.
Boymel is also an active philanthropist. This month he helped establish the Holocaust & Humanity Center at a former train station to preserve Holocaust survivors’ stories while remembering those lost to it.
He was instrumental in passing legislation enabling skilled nursing facilities to establish Alzheimer’s centers, and is the founding president of Alois Alzheimer’s Center in Cincinnati. In 2011, he received the Ohio Healthcare Association Pioneer Award recognizing him for his many contributions to long-term care programs, education, professionalism or ideals in Ohio.
Boymel has served on multiple governor’s task forces to examine and propose legislation affecting nursing homes, while also being part of the OHCA Workers Compensation Service Corporation Board and Labor Committee of the American Health Care Association.
He was a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati and an ardent fan of its men’s basketball team. Steve Boymel was the loving husband of Rachel Boymel (deceased), father of Steve (Carol) Boymel, Patsy Kohn and Faye Sosna as well as grandfather to Jonas, Alex, Chase Kohn Lauren Boymel Lauryn Schuman & Robbie Sosna.
He serves as both a member of the Holocaust & Humanity Center and chairman of Resurge Recovery, an innovative outpatient substance use disorder treatment facility.