Our story began a century ago with a mission: to provide secure, fulfilling retirement living. Our board of directors is the steward of that continuing purpose. Our board members bring executive skills from government, business, health care and more, making sure our policies and our dollars enhance our mission.
Our Board of Directors:
BRUCE BARTELS Chair
Bruce M. Bartels has had a long and distinguished career in operational leadership of hospitals and health systems. This includes leadership as CEO, from 1999 to 2014 of Wellspan, a diversified health system with 11,000 employees and $1.5B in revenue. Wellspan includes a home health agency, a 680-provider medical group, four hospitals (York Hospital, a more-than-500-bed community teaching hospital; Gettysburg Hospital, a 75-bed community hospital; Ephrata Hospital, a 122-bed community hospital; and a 73-bed surgery and rehabilitation hospital), a health plan, medical malls, five retail pharmacies, and several other health related activities. Since 2014, Mr. Bartels, has continued his community and health services leadership as a health consultant and as a participant in boards and commissions including the Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Early Learning Investment, Penn-Mar Human Services (Board Member), Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, WITF Enterprises (Board Member, Chair), and the York County Community Foundation (Embracing Aging Committee Chair) and the American Board of Dermatology. Mr. Bartels has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has three daughters and enjoys reading, running, skiing, hiking, and travel.
DR. WILLIAM (BILL) LEAHY Vice Chair
Dr. Leahy (Bill) has recently completed 34 years as President of Neurological Medicine, PA, a neurology practice he co-founded and developed. His training was at Princeton University, Northwestern University Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, with a continued part-time faculty position in the department of Neurology. He also completed positions at the NIH in neurochemistry and in the Army (retired Major) during the Vietnam era.
For the past ten years he has been on the board of Princeton Alumni Corps, and served as president during the past four years.
In 1998 he founded and expanded the High School Home Health Foundation, an educational program which, on a pro-bono basis, prepares non-college bound students for certification as home health aides and CNAs. The program was centered in Prince George's County. He co-authored the text-book for the course and authored a companion book, Caregiving at Home.
Bill and his wife, Chris, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have two adult children, a daughter and a son. He currently serves on the Personnel Committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
NANCY KUHN, ESQ., Secretary
Nancy Kuhn is an attorney whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private practice, as well as a number of years in non-profit and government service. She is a former partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, an international law firm, where she counseled and litigated on behalf of Fortune 200 corporations and national non-profit organizations, including private foundations and educational organizations. More recently, she was Director of External Relations for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a national non-profit composed of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and foundation leaders focused on addressing U.S. education and workforce challenges, particularly in STEM. There, she was responsible for BHEF’s fundraising, member relations and outreach, and strategic communications efforts. She currently is vice Chair of LearnServe International, a social entrepreneurship non-profit that equips high school students to tackle social problems locally and abroad; and previously chaired the National Capital Region Advisory Board of College Summit, a national non-profit dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of first generation college-going students. Kuhn earned her J.D. degree from George Washington University; her M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University. She is a former president of Wake Forest University’s Alumni Association and currently serves on the DC Region WakeWill Campaign Committee. She is a member of the DC Bar.
LYNN O'CONNOR President and CEO, Ex-Officio
Lynn O’Connor is the President and CEO of Ingleside, which includes continuing care retirement communities; Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, and Ingleside at King Farm, the Westminster Ingleside Foundation, the Westminster Ingleside Group (WING) and soon to be launched Ingleside at Home. Lynn has 36 years of experience in senior living leadership, has a BS in Health Care Management from St. Joseph’s University, an M.S.A in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University, Long Term Care Certification from the University of Maryland, is Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and is certified as a Certified Aging Services Professional. Lynn has been a board member of what is now Leading Age, NJ, Leading Age Colorado, and was a member of the Leading Age House of Delegates and the American Health Care Association. Lynn and her husband, Kevin, live in Washington, DC, have one daughter, a son-in-law and a grandson. They are members of Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.
Rudy Cohen is an accomplished executive with extensive leadership experience in the military, public and private sectors; with a proven record of consistently delivering and overseeing projects and operational activities. He is known for providing dynamic leadership that mentors and motivates multidisciplinary professionals into a cohesive team atmosphere, executing projects/operations on time and within budget. He possesses a keen understanding of information technology, technical services and the professional services marketplaces; as well as leverages excellent communications skills to develop relationships, build esprit de corps, and resolve conflicts by successfully integrating strategies, market understanding, and aligning organizations to exceed customer requirements and deliver innovative 'out of the box' solutions. Rudy holds extensive identification, capture, and proposal experience in military, civil, commercial and international environments; capitalizing on his past years of experiences working with numerous Federal departments (e.g., DHS, DoD, DOS, DOE, USCG, USPHS, DOJ, FBI, DNI, CIA), non-governmental and international agencies, especially in the Special Operations, Counterterrorism, Homeland and Security fields. He currently holds Top Secret USG clearance.
Jan is recognized as an innovative problem-solver by colleagues and clients alike. She has earned a well-deserved national reputation for building resourceful coalitions and teams that achieve organizational objectives—quickly and effectively.
Jan has honed those skills over the course of her 30-year career, which includes both administrative and clinical health care positions, with an emphasis on nursing.
Before joining Brink & Associates, Jan served as Hospital Chief Operating Officer and interim Hospital Chief Executive at Georgetown University Medical Center. She also held positions as Vice President for Patient Care Services at Sound Shore Health System, and the Associate Director of the Clinical Center and Director of Nursing at the National Institutes of Health.
Jan brings an enormous amount of experience, enthusiasm, and innovation to projects and issues that face her clients. Besides relying on her own background and experience, Jan also calls upon her network of trusted contacts across the country. She is able to quickly assemble a select team of experts to address virtually any operational challenge or special project.
DR. HUGH F. HILL, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Hill is an accomplished physician, having practiced emergency medicine for 40 years in a variety of top-ranked hospitals. Dr. Hill has also served in administrative and academic positions, and is a licensed attorney and practices part-time on a consultative basis in a variety of health law issues. He has also held a number of leadership and consulting positions for government agencies, insurance companies, and hospice and home health care organizations.
ROBYN I. STONE
Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H, a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is Sr. VP for Research at LeadingAge and Executive Director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector. She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and Assistant Secretary for Aging. Dr. Stone is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development, low income senior housing and family caregiving. She serves on numerous provider and non-profit boards that focus on aging issues. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2014.
PETER (PETE) WILLSON, Ph.D.
Pete was the Founder and CEO of Sotas, Inc., which invented, designed, and manufactured high-tech systems to measure the quality of service for US, European, and Asian telecommunications companies. Sotas was twice honored by Inc. Magazine as being among the 500 Fastest Growing, Profitable, Privately-Held Companies in the U.S. with track-records exceeding five years Entrepreneurship followed his success at turning around several small corporations. In the public/not-for-profit sectors, Pete was the Chief Scientist for Systems Analysis for the Department of the Navy and a charter member of the Senior Executive Service after leading analytical efforts at the non-profit Center for Naval Analyses. He earned M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in physics as a NASA Fellow at Michigan State University. He is currently president of the board of directors of Watergate South where he has restructured the corporation's finances, management, and operations.