A longtime human services professional, Leslie has worked in Frederick County’s senior services industry since 2000. She is a past member of the Frederick County Commission on Aging, past Chair of the Aging Network Alliance, past Board member of the Elder Services Provider Council, Chair of the Elder Expo. She has also volunteered her time with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk and Gala committees and the Friends of Meals on Wheels Board. She has a passion for working with and for older adults and strives to be a vehicle for change in the senior industry.
A lifelong resident of Middletown, attorney Sean O’Keefe serves his clients’ legal needs through his estates and trusts law firm, O’Keefe Legal Services, LLC. Sean is an active member of the American, Maryland, and Frederick County Bar Associations, and current co-chair of the latter’s Disaster Relief Committee. Sean also serves as treasurer for the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Planned Giving Committee for Frederick Health Hospice.
With a master’s degree in business administration, Judy is responsible for the operations of Lancaster Craftsmen Builders, a company she jointly owns with her husband, Mark. An avid supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Judy served on the Greater Maryland Chapter’s Board of Directors for six years and chaired its “Dancing Stars” annual fundraiser. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Weinberg Center for the Arts. Caring for her father, who suffered from dementia, has given Judy a personal understanding of what it means to be a family caregiver.
Pamm is the Marketing & Sales Director for Spring Arbor Senior Living in Frederick. Previously, she was with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, where one of her responsibilities was to ensure the success of the organization’s signature events, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Memory Ball. She brings a passion for enhancing the quality of life for seniors and has been actively involved in volunteer and aging organizations throughout Frederick County, including the Elder Services Provider Council, Aging Network Alliance and the Rotary Club of Frederick.
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.
A veteran of the senior care industry, Jason is familiar with the types of challenges seniors face as they age. Now a financial planner for Turning Point Financial in Frederick, MD, Jason helps individuals and couples prepare for the unexpected. Jason realizes that there are many seniors in our community who, due to circumstances out of their control, require help from an organization like SOAR. Helping our seniors maintain their dignity and independence as long as possible is his goal. Jason and his wife, Jen, danced in the Frederick Alzheimer’s Association’s “Memory Ball” in 2014 and were awarded the “Best Swing Dancers” for the event. He is also a board member for the Frederick Volleyball Club and enjoys playing when he has a chance.
A Licensed Social Worker at Frederick Health Hospital, Terri is a founding member of SOAR. She has been invaluable in shaping the organization’s success by sharing her extensive knowledge of senior resources in Frederick County. She has helped plan the organization’s annual A Toast to the Holidays fundraising event since its inception.
John has been the Director of Administration for Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland for 36 years. John’s family’s journey, supporting his mother through dementia during the last years of her life, eventually led him to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter. Last year, John and his co-workers held a golf and tennis tournament to benefit Alzheimer’s, netting more than $100,000 for the organization.
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.