Board of Directors


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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

William Leahy has recently completed 34 years as president of neurological medicine, P.A., 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 National Institutes of Health in neurochemistry and in the Army (retired major) during the Vietnam era. For the past 10 years, he has been on the board of Princeton Alumni Corp and served as president during the past four years.

In 1988, Dr. Leahy founded and expanded the High School Home Health Foundation, an educational program that, 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. Dr. Leahy co-authored the textbook for the course and authored a companion book, “Caregiving at Home.”

He 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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

Nancy Kuhn is a former attorney whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private practice, as well as a number of years in not-for-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 not-for-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 not-for-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.

Kuhn is a member of Wake Forest 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 not-for-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 not-for-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. Kuhn earned her JD degree from George Washington University, her MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wake Forest University. She is a member of the DC Bar (inactive).


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek and Westminster Ingleside Foundation boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at King Farm and Westminster Ingleside Foundation boards

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.


Ingleside, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Westminster Ingleside Foundation boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

Dr. Hugh F. Hill is an accomplished physician, having practiced emergency medicine for 40 years in a variety of top-ranked hospitals. He has served in administrative and academic positions, 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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

Carolyn Johnson is the director of Interfaith Works’ Vocational Services program, which engages homeless and low-income individuals in job readiness classes, career counseling and training, and one-on-one job placement services. Interfaith Works is an organization that helps people lift themselves from poverty through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs. Prior to joining, Johnson developed and implemented the Move Up program at Jubilee Jobs during a period of time when she devoted much of her energy to not-for-profit and volunteer work.

Johnson had enjoyed a career in banking and finance, moving from Bank of Boston to Mellon Bank International and, finally, to Goldman Sachs, where she was vice president in the foreign exchange department, advising asset management clients, pension funds and registered investment advisors on techniques for hedging the foreign currency exposure in their portfolios. After moving to the DC area, she began actively volunteering and serving on not-for-profit boards.

Johnson is a member and former chair of the mission committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she was a member of the Alumni Council of the same and a director of the Alumni Council of the University. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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


Co-president of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board

Suzanne Kramer serves, along with Bob Minor, as co-president of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board. She had worked with the U.S. Department of Labor in a variety of human resources positions (training, meeting and team management, equal opportunity) and retired in 1995. After retirement, she was recruited through her church, Sixth Presbyterian, to serve with the Ingleside Women’s Board, predecessor of the current Service Board. She continues to be an active member of Sixth Church and currently coordinates the Sixth Church Food Closet, providing food bags for neighborhood residents bimonthly.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

Lynn O’Connor is Ingleside’s president and CEO, which includes Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, the Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Westminster Ingleside Group and Ingleside at Home. O’Connor has 40 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 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 secretary and vice chair on the board of directors of LeadingAge DC, and is vice chair of the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, where she chairs the governance and nominations committee and is a member of the executive committee.

She and her husband, Kevin, live in Washington, DC, and have one daughter, a son-in-law, and a grandson and granddaughter. They are members of Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.


Co-president of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service board

Lucille Smiley is a member of the Ingleside Service Board, serving as co-president and chair of the outreach committee. Her professional experiences in the field of education range from teaching in secondary schools to serving as assistant director of the University Libraries System at Howard University. At Howard University, she held a variety of positions, including teaching business research methods in the School of Business and in the Professional Development and Leadership Academy; developing and facilitating staff development workshops for the University Library System; and facilitating other professional workshops sponsored by Howard University until her retirement in 2009. Smiley is an elder and chair of the Care Council at National Presbyterian Church, in Washington, DC

She received a bachelor’s in Business from Stillman College, a master’s in Library Science from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a Master of Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

Dr. Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is senior vice president 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 as 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 not-for-profit boards that focus on aging issues. She 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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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.


Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards

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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