President and CEO
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.
CHRISTINE L. PODLES, MA, HSE, LNHA
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Information Officer
Delovska-Trajkova came to the United States in 2000 after the war in Kosovo. Once in the States, she worked for the Council on Foundations. She returned to Macedonia in 2006 to accept a position as counselor to the president of Saints Cyril and Methodius University, working to consolidate the IT system between 23 schools. After that, she returned to America and was working at the Pew Research Center when she heard about a position at a startup in Rockville, Maryland. She had always worked for established organizations, and the idea of building something from the ground up was exciting to her.
As IT director, Delovska-Trajkova was instrumental in helping to build Ingleside at King Farm into the successful community it is today. She was promoted to chief information officer at Ingleside, where she brings her vision and energy to developing technologies that will be a part of the business and life strategies for Ingleside, Ingleside communities and affiliates. Her focus is on helping each community adapt to new organizational innovations and to developing and executing new business strategies.
SALVATORE J. ALBANESE
Vice President of Human Resources & Compliance
Earlier in his career, Albanese focused on “speed to value,” building his reputation on understanding the strategic needs of the organization and implementing tactics that produce a winning culture.
He is the recipient of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. He has been a national speaker for Long-term Care & Senior Living CXO Summit, The American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration, LeadingAge National Conference, and LeadingAge of Michigan. He is the past president of Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association.
Albanese attended the University of Michigan’s executive education program for strategic human resources planning, and was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in human resources from Oakland University.
TRACI ALLEY, MSM, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Vice President of HR and Compliance
DOUGLAS C. MYERS
President and CEO, Westminster Ingleside Foundation
Myers has led the Asbury Foundation since July 2001 and enjoys working with each Asbury affiliate. He successfully completed the Certified Fund-Raising Executive exam in 1998 and has given presentations at numerous professional educational conferences. In May 2012, he was an orientation presenter for new professionals at the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. He has volunteered his service with the American Red Cross and the Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation.
Myers and his wife, Ellen, live in Mount Airy, Maryland, and have two sons and two daughters.
Director of Marketing
Christen holds a Masters of Arts degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Erickson School for the Management of Aging Services, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Towson University. Christen lives in Frederick County, Maryland, with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Director of Sales
Her focus is to exceed occupancy goals in all Ingleside communities, while building a culture of positivity and trust within her team. A native Marylander, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park and currently resides in Washington, DC