Boards of Directors

Our story began a century ago with a mission: to provide secure, fulfilling retirement living. Our boards of directors are the stewards 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. Each affiliate has its own board of directors.

BRUCE BARTELS, Vice Chair

Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

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
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

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, Secretary
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

Nancy Kuhn is an attorney, whose eclectic career 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, 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. There, she was responsible for BHEF’s fundraising, member relations and outreach, and strategic communications efforts. She currently serves on the board 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’s Wake Will Lead Campaign Committee. She is a member of the DC Bar (inactive).

LYNN O’CONNOR,  Ex-Officio 
Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

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.

JANE ANGUS Resident Director, Ingleside at Rock Creek
Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation & Ingleside at Rock Creek Boards

Jane was elected resident director in 2013 by the Residents’ Association of Ingleside at Rock Creek. She had previously served on the IRC board ex officio in 2009-2011, as president of the IRC Residents’ Association. She has chaired the residents’ budget & finance, food & dining, marketing, and hospitality committees and has done much of the photography for Ingleside and Foundation publications and for the Ingleside website. A graduate of Northwestern University and an ordained Presbyterian elder, Jane held a number of church and community leadership positions while her husband Bob served a naval chaplaincy and four civilian churches. She and Bob have organized tours to China, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, India, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, and 11 African countries. She has also organized cruises for Ingleside and Westminster to Quebec, Bermuda, and Antarctica.

RUDY COHEN 
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

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.

DR. HUGH F. HILL, M.D., J.D.
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

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.

VANCE JOHNSON, Resident Director, Westminster at Lake Ridge

Vance Johnson is a native of Michigan and has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. for more than 50 years. Johnson’s management consulting expertise includes strategic planning, organizational design, executive competencies, talent recruitment, selection and retention. His experience encompasses for-and not-for-profit sectors, helping organizations clarify and achieve goals, and set strategic direction for the future. Past clients include AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Westminster-Canterbury of Virginia Beach (CCRC), the Kennedy Institute of Washington, among others. Johnson currently serves on the Westminster at Lake Ridge Finance Committee and sings in the Westminstrals.

DENIS VON KAEPPLER
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm 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, 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. He has been an associate chaplain for Stanford University Medical Center and has held several leadership positions within the Presbyterian Church community. Von Kaeppler currently serves as a Stephen Minister and on the board of Deacons at Potomac Presbyterian Church.

ELIZABETH KING Ex-Officio, President of the Ingleside Service Board 
Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board, President

Elizabeth is currently President of the Ingleside Service Board (formerly Women’s Board). She co-chaired the Ingleside Families Group for 4 years and has been an active Ingleside volunteer since her mother moved to Ingleside in 2006. After graduating from Swarthmore College, Elizabeth worked as an economist in both the Federal Government and private sector — with the International Trade Commission and the International Trade Administration of the Commerce Department as well as with Exxon in TX and NY and Biospherics, Inc. and Potomac Associates in Washington, D.C. She served as Deacon and Elder of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and chaired several CCPC committees. Elizabeth has two sons and three grandsons.

WILLIAM (Bill) KING, Resident Director, Ingleside at King Farm
Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation and Ingleside at King Farm Boards

Bill King and his wife, Pat, had the distinction of being the first residents to move in to Ingleside at King Farm (IKF) in March, 2009. Since moving to IKF, Bill has been an active member of several IKF and Ingleside groups, to include the Ingleside Council and the Westminster Ingleside Foundation. Bill is a 1957 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction. Following graduation, Bill started a forty year career with Armstrong World Industries where he held executive positions in Marketing, Construction Management, Purchasing and Government Relations. Throughout his career, Bill acquired extensive experience in all types of construction-related activities, to include long-range facilities planning, construction supervision and facilities maintenance. In addition to his formal career, Bill was the Chairman of the Board for the National Institute of Building Sciences. Bill has been an active member of the Potomac Presbyterian Church since 1974, serving as a deacon, elder and building committee Chair.

TODD McCREIGHT
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

Todd McCreight is the director of business affairs for the Washington regional office of the Presbyterian Church (USA), overseeing 108 churches in DC, suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. For more than 15 years he was a business officer for the Bullis School, a co-educational independent day school in Potomac, Maryland. He is a past recipient of the National Business Officers Association’s Will J. Hancock Award which recognizes “those business officers whose work has made a profound difference in their schools.” He received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and has presented numerous business education focused lectures throughout his career.

JOAN SHARKEY Ex-Officio
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board, Vice President

Joan is currently Vice-President of the Ingleside Service Board. She began her career as a Foreign Service Officer in Saigon where she met her late husband, a Washington Post journalist. Their return to Washington and the arrival of three children led Joan to become involved in education instead.  For 20 years she was head of a cooperative pre-school for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Long involved with the Boy Scouts of America, she continues to advise Eagle Scout candidates as a member of the Advancement Committee of the Washington DC District Committee. Joan is a member of National Presbyterian Church.

ROBYN I. STONE, Ph. D.
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

Robyn Stone, Ph.D. is a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is senior vice president for Research at Leading Age and executive director of the Leading Age 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.

STEVEN L. WAGNER
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, & Ingleside at King Farm Boards

Steven L. Wagner is a global management, marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of experience in the U.S., Canada and UK in the cable/telecommunications, entertainment, media and non-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 American Red Cross’s National Headquarters Development where he played a vital role in the restructuring, rebuilding and transformation of the National Development operations. Wagner lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and leads his own business, an advisory/consultancy services and investment opportunities with a focus on tech start-ups and real estate.

HANS WYSS, Chair, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ex-Officio
Westminster Ingleside Foundation

Hans Wyss is chair of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation Board. He is ex-officio member of the Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards. His career began traveling between Europe and the United States working as an assistant study director for the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and as a financial analyst at J.R. Geigy AG. Wyss worked for 36 years at the World Bank where he carried out and then oversaw a broad range of economic studies and operational activities while participating in the evolution of operational policies. At the World Bank, he managed numerous regional offices, including in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and Western Europe. For another 15 years Wyss continued his professional career as a consultant to various multilateral financial institutions. He is fluent in German, English and French.