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 that our policies and funds enhance our mission. Each community and affiliate has its own board of directors.


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Nancy Kuhn is a former attorney whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private practice, as well as a number of years in non-profit and federal and local 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. After law practice, 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 is a member of Wake Forest University's College Board of Visitors, an advisory board to the Dean of the College; former vice chair and member of the Board of LearnServe International, a social entrepreneurship non-profit that equips high school students to tackle social problems locally and abroad; and former chair of the National Capital Region Advisory Board of College Summit (now known as Peer Forward), a national non-profit dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of first generation college-going students. She is also a former president of the Wake Forest University Alumni Association. At Ingleside, she has served as Secretary of the Boards of Directors, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee, and a member of the Executive and Audit and Compliance Committees. 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 member of the DC Bar (inactive).


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Bruce M. Bartels has had a long and distinguished career in operational leadership of hospitals and health systems. This includes leadership from 1999 to 2014 as CEO of WellSpan, a diversified health system with 11,000 employees and $1.5 billion 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, Bartels has continued his community and health services leadership as a health consultant and as a participant on boards and commissions, including the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, Penn-Mar Human Services (board member), Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, WITF Enterprises (board member, chair), the York County Community Foundation (Embracing Aging Committee chair) and the American Board of Dermatology.

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 traveling.


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Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards Steven L. Wagner is a global management, marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of experience in the U.S., Canada and U.K. cable/telecommunications, entertainment, media and not-for-profit sectors. He is the former vice president and chief marketing officer of Canada’s largest telecoms company, Roger Cable Communications. Most recently, Wagner served as vice president of the American Red Cross’s National Headquarters Development, where he played a vital role in the restructuring, rebuilding and transformation of the National Development operations.

He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and leads his own business, an advisory/consultancy services and investment firm pursuing opportunities with a focus on tech start-ups and real estate.


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Jenny is managing director of JusticeAid, a nonprofit that promotes justice through the arts. Previously, she served as vice president of the National Council of Nonprofits and senior counsel and director of special projects at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Prior to that Jenny was the founding deputy director of the New Jersey program of Probono Partnership, a nonprofit legal service provider for other nonprofits. Jenny also spent a year as assistant project director for Independent Sector’s Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, authoring the legal compendium for Principles of Good Governance and Ethical Practice, a self-regulation code of conduct for the nation’s nonprofits. She is a professional facilitator and trainer for boards of directors of nonprofits and has taught courses on legal and ethical practice for social workers with the Rutgers School of Social Work. Trained as an employment lawyer who pivoted towards a specialization in the laws governing tax-exempt organizations, Jenny authored Taking the High Road, a guide to legal and effective employment practices for nonprofits, and is the primary author and editor for the free online resource, Nonprofit Audit Guide, available through the National Council of Nonprofits. Jenny has served on numerous boards of directors of national nonprofits and private foundations. She received a law degree from Boston College and her undergraduate degree in English and French from Dartmouth College. Jenny has lived in Washington, D.C. since 2006 where she delights in hiking in Rock Creek Park and visiting the city’s many cultural sites and art museums.


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Lynn O’Connor is Ingleside’s President and CEO, which includes Life Plan Communities; Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, Ingleside at Home, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, and Ingleside the Parent Company. O’Connor has 43 years of aging services leadership experience, commencing her career in 1980 as an administrator in training at a Maryland nursing home and hospice. She was appointed by Governor Parris Glendening in 1995 to be a member of the Maryland Assisted Living Task Force, which was charged with creating Maryland’s first assisted living legislation and regulations. O’Connor has a bachelor’s in health care management from St. Joseph’s University, a Master of Science in health care administration from Central Michigan University, and a Long-term Care Certification from the University of Maryland. She is a Maryland-licensed nursing home administrator, a Certified Aging Services Professional, and a certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional. She has been a board member of what is now LeadingAge New Jersey and LeadingAge Colorado and served on the LeadingAge House of Delegates and the Board of Directors of the American Health Care Association, where she chaired the not-for-profit committee and was a member of the strategic planning and executive committees. O’Connor currently serves as the Chair of LeadingAge DC Board of Directors and is Chair of the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, where she chairs the executive committee. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Washington, D.C., and have a daughter Tara, son-in-law James, and two grandchildren, Henry and Annabel Foley. Lynn and Kevin are members of Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.


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The early part of Bob Bremner’s career was in international finance, beginning at the World Bank Group, and then as a founding partner of an international investment banking firm in Washington, DC He then founded an investment and consulting partnership in Dayton, Ohio, that purchased small companies, including a bookstore, which was his passion. The bulk of his for-profit board leadership was for Nuveen Investments, one of the larger firms in a mutual fund industry that experienced rapid growth to become a major factor in managing Americans’ savings. Bremner chaired the Mutual Fund board for nine years, led it through the financial crisis of 2008–2009, led industry forums and helped negotiate with financial regulators during a troubled time.

He has had varied not-for-profit leadership experience. Until recently, Bremner served as the chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the government-sponsored affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He serves on the investment committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and served as warden of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church for four years. He also serves or has served on the boards of two mental health organizations and the financial oversight committees of other organizations.


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Alice C. Buhl has extensive experience in philanthropy and not-for-profit management. She served as executive director of the Conference on Education and of the St. Louis Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy, as well as senior vice president of the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC

Buhl has been a consultant in philanthropy to many American and Canadian family foundations and prominent private foundations, specializing in assisting families as they manage critical challenges in times of transition. She was a senior consultant for Lansberg-Gersick & Associates, an international family business firm that advises families on all aspects of family enterprise.

She has also done extensive volunteer work. Buhl was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and served as a senior fellow there until 2019. She was a member of the session of three Presbyterian churches, and served on and chaired the board of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

Born and raised outside of Chicago, Buhl earned her MBA from Washington University (St. Louis). She and her husband, Lance, moved to Ingleside at King Farm in March 2016.


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Dale H. Clark received a Bachelor of Arts in foreign language from the University of Rochester and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956. He graduated from the Marine Corps Basic and Amphibious Warfare School, the NATO Defense College and the Naval War College. Clark was a member of the teaching faculty of Yale University and the U.S. Naval War College. He served combat assignments in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Lebanon, and was an infantry officer, with special skills in the employment of nuclear weapons, logistics, and research and development. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of colonel in 1986.

Clark served as a civilian employee in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1986 to 1988, initially as principal director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Policy and Enforcement for three years, and then as senior management analyst, Office of the Director, Administration & Management for 10 years. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as a specialist in defense organization and management, intelligence and counterintelligence.

After moving to Westminster at Lake Ridge in September 2007, Clark served on the resident council and the resident dining, development and finance committees. He was appointed to the corporate governance & nominations committee in 2008, where he continues to serve.

He served as chairman of the board of directors of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation from 2010 to 2015 and currently serves as chair emeritus of the board. From 2010 to 2015, Clark served as director of the board of directors of Ingleside and its affiliate boards at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at Rock Creek and Ingleside at King Farm.

He and his wife, Evelyn, have enjoyed their life at Westminster at Lake Ridge. They have three daughters, whose families all reside in Northern Virginia.


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Sally Cox has worked as a financial executive for over 25 years. She currently serves as the chief operations and financial officer at Central Union Mission, a not-for-profit organization helping the poor in the District of Columbia since 1884. She began her career in public accounting in Houston, Texas, and has served not-for-profits such as the National Cathedral School for Girls, the Women’s Committee of the Washington National Opera, and the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

Cox holds a master’s in business administration, finance and investments from George Washington University School of Business. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, John, and attends the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.


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Gregg E. Johnson is managing director and co-founder of BIA Capital Strategies. He provides strategic financial advice in mergers and acquisitions, financial recapitalizations and special situations, and has raised nearly $1 billion in debt and equity capital, particularly in media communications firms. He is also general partner and co-founder of BIA Digital Partners, investing debt and equity funding in 38 lower middle-market companies.

Prior to joining BIA Capital Strategies, Johnson was the division manager of the Healthcare and Communications Lending Groups at American Security Bank (now part of Bank of America) in Washington, DC He led and directed complex debt transactions for small-to-mid-sized companies throughout the U.S.

He has served as an elder on the Session of Potomac Presbyterian Church and as chair of its finance, endowment and generosity committees. He previously served on the Session of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and as chair of its finance committee.

Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in commerce from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.


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Janet Haase Kelley graduated from Radcliffe College and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. After graduation, she worked in the financial services/banking industry for over 20 years at First National Bank of Chicago (subsequently merged into JP Morgan Chase). She served in its New York office from 1987 to 1989, working on international trade and finance, as vice president in its Washington, DC, office from 1990 to 1992, working on cash management and electronic payments; as well as working on commercial lending in its Houston and Chicago offices. She was adjunct professor of business administration at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Kelley’s community activities have included Radcliffe of Houston; Harvard Business School Club of Houston; Harvard University Alumni Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts; United Nations Association, Houston Chapter; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera Guild; Metropolitan Opera, National Council, New York, New York; Watergate South Cooperative Apartments, Washington, DC; and Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC

She is a resident of Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, DC


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John Kreutzer is currently first vice president, Wiles-Kreutzer Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in Alexandria, Virginia, with over 30 years of experience. Prior to forming the Wiles-Kreutzer Group in 2009, he managed the office of Wachovia Securities, now Wells Fargo Advisors. Throughout his career, Kreutzer has helped many clients with varied professional, personal and family needs, and has advised ERISA plan fiduciaries through years of technological, regulatory and investment product evolution.

He has been selected to participate in the professional management program at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, given only to a small group of advisors authorized by senior management to act as fiduciaries and manage accounts on a fully discretionary basis.

After obtaining his graduate degree, Kreutzer worked as a consultant with TriBrook Group, a program and facilities planning firm in Oakbrook, Illinois. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria.


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Phillip Magidson, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of emergency medicine. He works clinically at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Magidson received his master’s of public health degree in 2009 from George Washington University. Then, in 2012, he graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine. Upon receipt of his medical degree, Dr. Magidson joined the emergency medicine/internal medicine combined residency program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 2017. In 2018, he graduated from the fellowship training program in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Dr. Magidson is board certified in and actively practices emergency medicine, internal medicine and geriatric medicine.


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Jay Newton-Small is CEO and founder of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 700 writers who tell the stories of seniors to help improve their care.

Previously, she was a Washington correspondent for TIME magazine, where she remains a contributor. At TIME, she covered politics, as well as stories on five continents, from conflicts in the Middle East to the earthquake in Haiti and the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. She has written nearly a dozen TIME cover stories and interviewed numerous heads of state, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Before TIME, Jay was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where she covered the White House and politics.

Newton-Small authored the 2016 best-selling book, “Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works.”

She received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in international relations and art history from Tufts University. She is a 2017 Halcyon Incubator fellow, a 2016–2017 New America fellow and a 2015 Harvard Institute of Politics fellow. She is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Dirksen Award for congressional reporting and the 2016 Deadline Club award for community service reporting.


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Denis von Kaeppler has an extensive background of over 35 years within the international business and technology management space. He has successfully led highly creative and impactful initiatives, including the decommissioning effort of the National Institutes of Health’s legacy systems, as well as network implementation projects at the National Air and Space Agency.

Prior to that, von Kaeppler served as president of a medical management company where he designed, directed and managed a core laboratory contract with a major pharmaceutical company. He also served as vice president in charge of acquisitions and restructuring for a European conglomerate and worked for prime international banking institutions.

von Kaeppler has been an associate chaplain for Stanford University Medical Center and has held several leadership positions within the Presbyterian Church community. He currently serves as a Stephen Minister and on the board of deacons at Potomac Presbyterian Church.