Senior Leadership

KENYA BRYANT

Executive Director


Kenya possesses a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. She is a recent graduate of the Virginia, Maryland, and DC LeadingAge Leadership Academy, a certified trainer for Dementia Friendly Virginia and Action Pact, Inc. Resident Centered Care, and is currently in the process of completing an administrator in training program to obtain her nursing home administrator license. Kenya began her career in technology, later discovering her love of direct service, she worked for KIDPOWER of Colorado, Girls Scouts of Colorado, and Girls Scouts Nation’s Capital. Kenya has spent the last 10 years working at Hermitage in Northern Virginia, a Life Plan community located in Alexandria, VA. She began her work at Hermitage as the social services manager and was promoted to the associate executive director, and most recently serving as the interim executive director. Kenya is the mother of three, one daughter who is in college, a son who recently graduated from high school, and another son who is in high school. She is a resident of Alexandria, VA.

KEVILIN PRAH, MPA, HSM, CRT

Independent Living Administrator


Kevilin possesses a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore, a Bachelor of Science Health System Management from the University of Baltimore, and an Associate of Science Allied Health, from the University of the District of Columbia. Kevilin comes to us from Asbury Methodist where she is the business development outreach coordinator. She began her career as a respiratory therapist and has had a progressive career leading multidisciplinary teams, devising solutions and initiatives to maximize resident satisfaction, and business development. She is a resident of Montgomery County. Kevilin enjoys travelling and experiencing different cuisines. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and close friends.

AJ OLADAPO, LNHA, RD/LDN, MSHCA, MBA

Community Director of Health Care Services


AJ possesses a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland University College, and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from University of Maryland. She has a strong background in skilled nursing, having served for more than 10 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and 5 years as a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. AJ began her career as a registered dietician in acute care and then moved into the skilled nursing setting. She later completed an administrator in training program and moved into a nursing home administrator, and then senior administrator role. AJ is the mother of two lovely children, an 8yr old boy and a 4yr old girl. Her family loves spending time together and taking family vacations. She is a resident of Montgomery County.

ABDO KARMOUCH

Director of Plant Operations


Abdo Karmouch started his career at our sister community, Westminster at Lake Ridge, in 2000, beginning with the dining team, working through the different departments and overseeing the plant operations department. Along with his 16 years of experience in working with HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical and renovations, he is also a certified professional maintenance manager. Born and raised in Lebanon, Karmouch has one son serving in the United States Navy, as well as two young daughters. When he is not at Ingleside at King Farm, he enjoys travelling with his children and spending time outdoors with them. He also has a passion for cars and collecting watches.

DEBBIE LOUBE, CASP

Director of Community Engagement


Debbie Loube is a native Washingtonian. She grew up in Montgomery County, graduated from Winston Churchill High School and got her degree in political science from George Washington University. After 20 years in the dry-cleaning industry, she and her husband sold their businesses, and Loube found a new career. She started at Ingleside at King Farm in 2009 as the lead concierge and then was promoted to volunteer coordinator and concierge manager. She recently joined the senior leadership team as the manager of community engagement, which is a part of the resident services team.

RANDEISHA SEWARD

Executive Assistant


Randeisha is an Administrative Professional from Richmond, VA, who relocated to Northern Virginia in 2020. She is the eldest of 8 children, a mother of 2 adult sons and a new grandmother. Randeisha enjoys traveling, event planning & design, and attending festivals & events in her spare time. She loves to host social gatherings amongst her family & friends. Randeisha started her Administrative Career in 2000 as a Receptionist & Marketing Assistant. From Retail, she moved on to Hospitality where she gained excellence in the Service Industry. Randeisha gained a host of skills and expertise once she began her career in healthcare in 2014. Her skillset included Assistant Living, Acute Care, Inpatient & Ambulatory Settings. She has excelled in both staffing & leadership roles. Randeisha is excited to embark on this journey in Continuing Care here at Ingleside King Farm.

SOPHY BRAUNS

Director of Sales


Sophy graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She also studied overseas at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Before Sophy joined the marketing team at Ingleside at King Farm, she worked in sales at Life Plan Communities for seven years, and continues to enjoy working with seniors to help them make important life decisions. Outside of her professional career, she enjoys live music and attending music festivals through the summer months. Sophy also enjoys running and hiking. She has run in quite a few different races, including a full marathon and many half marathons.

ANDREA HOPKINS

Director of Human Resources


Andrea Hopkins grew up in Rockville, Maryland. She received her degree in political science from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She previously worked in sales as an account executive for a local Herman Miller furniture dealership before finding her love of human resources and choosing to make it her second career. She earned her SHRM-CP certification in 2016.

While at Ingleside at King Farm, she has moved from HR assistant to HR generalist and currently holds the position of human resources manager, where she oversees the human resources functions for the staff at Ingleside at King Farm.

Hopkins enjoys spending time with her husband, twin daughters and dog and traveling to other countries.

CHRISTINE BAIR

Director of Dining Services


Christine Bair graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a degree in dietetic technology and then University of Maryland Global Campus, with a degree in business administration. For 13 years, she worked as a kitchen manager and dietetic technician at the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Rockville before making a change to senior living.

Bair has worked as a director at HCR ManorCare in Chevy Chase and Golden Living Center in Westminster, Maryland. She started her career at Ingleside at King Farm as a clinical nutrition manager, was promoted to assistant director of dining and currently holds the position of director of dining services.

She loves the interaction with the residents and staff at Ingleside at King Farm, and she enjoys the everyday challenges of her job.

MATT JAMES

General Manager of Dining


Matt has worked in the hospitality field for over 30 years with the majority of his career spent in business dining. Prior to joining Ingleside at King Farm Matt held multiple leadership roles throughout his career with Compass Group and most recently was a District Manager overseeing multiple contracts for the Federal Government sector (GSA) General Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Matt’s passion for food, creativity and serving others is what inspired him to pursue a career path working as a culinary professional in his early career, and has held several positions as an Executive Chef throughout his career. Matt’s experience as a culinary and management professional has allowed him to develop a keen business acumen and specialized soft skills to focus on the customer experience, emphasizing quality and results. Matt’s leadership within the service industry spans decades where he has accumulated many accreditations and certifications, including certifications from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). He is also a certified food protection manager for the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. When Matt is not at Ingleside, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling, cooking, listening to music, and going to the beach.

ANNE ELLESTAD

Chaplain


Anne Ellestad most recently served as the director of pastoral care & counseling at a local retirement community where she worked for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she was a chaplain for Montgomery Hospice. Ellestad graduated from Yale Divinity School and is a board-certified chaplain. As interim chaplain of Ingleside at King Farm, she is available to all members and staff for spiritual support, leadership in weekly Vespers worship and simply caring when called.

She and her husband, Chris, live in Damascus with their three boys, two cats and 11 chickens.

MAUREEN CHARLTON BSW, CVW, CADDCT

Director of Memory Support Services and Programming


Maureen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Baylor University. She has worked with people with dementia and their families for about 30 years in various capacities, including care settings, professional training, and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. Most recently, Maureen opened a new memory support neighborhood at a Sunrise Assisted Living in Virginia and served that community for over 3 and a half years. As a Certified Validation Group Practitioner and a Certified Dementia Practitioner/Trainer, she loves training and coaching the team to provide quality care to those with dementia. Spending time with Ingleside at King Farm residents is the highlight of her day! Maureen lives in Virginia with her husband and they have 3 daughters. One is an Air Force Office, another is an elementary teacher and the 3rd is still in college. In her spare time, you are likely to find Maureen at one of Virginia’s many wineries.

ERICA SHERN

Director of Nursing


Erica Shern received her nursing degree from University of Maryland in 2006, after deciding to change career paths. She’s always had a passion for helping and caring for people and wanted to align her passion with her career. Erica started her nursing profession in Labor and Delivery and has worked in various settings and leadership roles over the last 15 years. Her journey and love for working with seniors began in 2016. She’s worked with seniors in their homes, in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and in an Assisted Living community. In Erica’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids play sports, hiking, and taking her dog for walks.

DERRICK MINGO

Director of Environmental Services


Derrick Mingo was born in New Jersey and moved to the state of Maryland in 2009. He worked his entire 25-year career in the Hospitality industry, with a major focus in Assisted Living communities over the last 10 years. His goal is to provide a clean and safe living environment to all the residents of this community and staff.

Sales and Marketing

SOPHY BRAUNS

Director of Sales


Sophy graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She also studied overseas at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Before Sophy joined the marketing team at Ingleside at King Farm, she worked in sales at Life Plan Communities for seven years, and continues to enjoy working with seniors to help them make important life decisions. Outside of her professional career, she enjoys live music and attending music festivals through the summer months. Sophy also enjoys running and hiking. She has run in quite a few different races, including a full marathon and many half marathons.

JAN HARRIS

Sales Counselor


Jan is an Indiana native and mother of five grown children. She comes to the Ingleside organization with over 25 years of professional experience serving people where they need it most. Her early career was focused in banking and finance with many years supporting the mortgage and home construction markets. Her passion for helping people evolved when she joined the staff of United Way in her hometown in Indiana. Following her husband’s career, they recently moved to Maryland. Prior to joining Ingleside, Jan worked as a senior move manager supporting clients throughout the entire move process from planning, organizing, downsizing, and preparing their home to sell, to moving into their new community. A retired marathon runner, in her spare time, Jan enjoys tennis, golf, and visiting her family as often as time permits.

ALEX BELTRAN

Sales Counselor


Alex comes to Ingleside at King Farm from Harford County, Maryland. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Management of Aging Services. He began his career with Ingleside by previously working with Ingleside at Rock Creek as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator and is excited to step into his new role at Ingleside at King Farm.

MANDI WYNDHAM

Sales and Marketing Coordinator


Mandi is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She graduated from Lee University in Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications, and has an extensive background in multimedia and news production. Mandi likes to stay on top of the latest technology and social media trends. She loves to learn and experience new things. Before coming to Ingleside at King Farm, Mandi was the training and volunteer coordinator at Montgomery Community Media. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with Operation Christmas Child. Mandi currently lives in Gaithersburg with her husband and two cats, Binkey and Tyler.

KIERSTEN PARSONS, MS, RDN, CDP

Director of Healthcare Sales for Ingleside


Kiersten Parsons has worked in senior living for the past 11 years –four years of which have been with Ingleside. Most recently, Kiersten served as the Independent Living Administrator for Ingleside at Rock Creek. Kiersten started her career in Long Term Care nursing, then pursued further education in human nutrition, working as a clinical dietitian for seniors in all levels of care. Kiersten is committed to excellence in senior living services and is passionate about educating and equipping older adults to lead healthy, wellness-filled lives. As a clinician and healthcare services professional, Kiersten brings her joy for engaged living and her skillset in healthcare services to the Ingleside Sales team, where she focuses on supporting the growth of the Assisted Living and Memory Support Assisted Living neighborhoods at each community.