Leigh Cadle is the Community Outreach Coordinator for 2nd Family Home Care and Support Services. As a lifelong resident of Frederick County, she’s incredibly passionate about helping senior citizens in and around the local Frederick area. Because of Leigh’s passion for helping local seniors, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology and Aging Services to further pursue her mission to assist our elders.
As a member of the board of directors of SOAR, her focus will be advocating for seniors as they navigate the complexities of aging while promoting elder justice in the Frederick County community. She is a committee member for the organization's annual fundraising event, A Toast to the Holidays.
When Leigh isn’t focusing on her senior outreach efforts, she likes to stay physically active. She’s previously owned and operated two companies that provided fitness programs to ages 2-100. She no longer runs those businesses however, she still actively creates and implements corrective exercise programs for seniors.
Tricia is currently employed with Frederick Health as a pharmacist, working with community physicians and other providers through the Frederick Integrated Health Network. She has worked in the long term care environment, a federally funded community health center,in both retail and hospital practice, and as an editor for pharmacy publications. She feels blessed to work at Frederick Health with an interdisciplinary team who makes a difference in patient’s lives daily.
Rebecca is a ninth generation Fredericktonian. She has her MBA from Frostburg State University and spent her career predominately in finance & accounting. Most recently, she was the Program Manager for the VITA free tax program at United Way of Frederick County. This program offers free tax preparation for low income clients. In 2020, Rebecca was given United Way’s BRAVO award for service to the VITA program. She also has been involved in the financial ministry at her church for many years. Rebecca has been the caregiver/POA for a severely brain-injured family member for almost 30 years, in addition to losing grandparents to Alzheimer’s & dementia. These experiences have inspired her to help those that cannot speak for themselves.
Lindsey McCormick has many years of health care industry experience that she brings to the company. In her experience, she’s mainly focused on older adults to ensure they’re getting the health care that they deserve. Recently, Lindsey has become a passionate advocate for brain health. In February 2021, Lindsey founded the Maryland Center for Brain Health which utilizes a systemic, functional, and research backed approach to address the root causes of cognitive dysfunction. The center’s main goal is to aid clients in achieving optimal brain health and improve their quality of life. Lindsey is very excited and proud to bring this research-based protocol to the East Coast and teach people that a dementia diagnosis does not mean all hope is lost.
Lindsey is delighted to be a SOAR board member and hopes to make a difference in lives our our seniors in the community through helping through positive change.
Stacy is a local Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Redwood Realty here in Downtown Frederick. She is also the co-owner of Limelight Staged Homes and stages all of her listings for free. She is also a ILR instructor at Frederick Community College and teaches a class in Downsizing. Stacy is a member of the Women's Giving Circle, Impact Club and volunteers weekly at I Believe in Me, where she uses her former 1st grade teaching skills to tutoring students in reading. She is honored to be helping local Seniors through the SOAR program.
J.D. Shuman, CFRE, joins the SOAR board with over 20 years of experience in older adult services. His past 16 years in the industry have been with Asbury, a non-profit system of older adult services including residential, assisted, and skilled nursing communities, along with pharmacy and therapy services, located in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Tennessee. His role as Foundation President and CEO involves oversight of a $60 million foundation with $10-$12 million in annual gift revenue impacting Asbury residents and associates. In addition to his role on the SOAR board, he currently serves on the Mental Health Association Development and Marketing Committee. He has his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is currently at work on his MBA from Mount St. Mary’s. He lives in Frederick and has two children Eve (20) and Isaiah (16). His passions include hiking, athletics, reading, and traveling.
Erin Betz has served seniors in Frederick County for over 15 years. Her experience with Country Meadows Retirement Community includes independent and assisted living resident services, health and wellness, facility and staff management, as well as sales and marketing. She recently accepted the role of Director of Volunteer Services with Frederick Health Hospital. She holds an Assisted Living Manager’s certification and received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland. In addition to volunteering with SOAR’s grocery delivery program and assisting in the office, she has also supported the Alzheimer's Association, Guiding Eyes For The Blind, and The Archdiocese of Baltimore. She and her husband Joe live in Frederick and have two daughters, Samantha and Danielle.