Board of Directors

Leigh CadleBoard Member

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 CashBoard Member

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.

Mary EllisBoard Member

Mary is new to the SOAR Board but not to SOAR. She volunteered during its first year and has been a strong advocate within the community. Since 2021, she has helped with writing grant applications, formulating budgets, and governance issues.

Mary spent over 25 years working in the federal government, both as a U.S. Senate Press Secretary and a senior manager. For several years, she served as the Managing Director and CFO of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, working with families and communities to honor fallen heroes.
Since her retirement in 2005, she has been a volunteer at many local nonprofits, assisting with grant writing, marketing, special events, and free tax preparation. She serves as the United Way Board Governance Chair.
Caring for her parents and a close friend with Parkinson’s, she learned firsthand the challenges caregivers face and the struggles of far too many seniors. She is proud to help SOAR elevate its programs and continue to fill a void in our community.

Rebecca FullBoard Member

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.

Ryan MinerBoard Member

Ryan Miner began his career in the senior services industry in 2016 where aided in senior home healthcare. His goal was to create a comfortable and loving environment for seniors and their family through specialized home health support. Currently, Ryan is the Founder & Creative Director of Delta Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency that supports local businesses and organizations with specialized marketing and brand awareness campaigns.

Along with his years of experience, Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McAnulty College and a Graduate degree in Liberal Arts from Duquesne University. To further advance his knowledge and experience, Ryan obtained his MBA from the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary's University. With his expansive experience in business and healthcare, Ryan will help SOAR continue to grow its mission and impact in the Frederick County area.

Ryan and his wife live in Gaithersburg, MD with their two children are huge mental health advocates. Ryan is proud and excited to be apart of the SOAR family and looks forward to the growth to come!

Lindsey McCormickBoard Member

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.

Tracy RatanaBoard Memeber

Tracy Ratana has over 20 years in Property Management, currently employed with Ross Management, where she assists in overseeing a 55+ senior living community and a market rent luxury community. She’s a graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion under NYU, with a Bachelor’s in Business and Fashion Design. In school, she interned for the late Geoffrey Beene on his women’s Haute Couture Collection and worked for Butterick Vogue as a Fashion Illustration Artist.

Tracy is a former Adjunct Professor for Prince George's Community College, Laurel Community College and Anne Arundel Community College. She is an author and course creator of a multi course makeup and fashion curriculum.

As an innovator and creator, Tracy is the Owner and Founder of Reflections In Art, LLC featuring customized Giclée hand-painted and 3-dimensional bejeweled canvas heirloom art keepsakes.

Tracy is a former Board member of the Miss Maryland America Organization and an active Board member of the Secotan First Nation American Indian People. With great honor, Tracy’s role as an active Board member with SOAR will allow her to assist with new senior programs, fundraising, marketing, and promoting the abundance SOAR is offering to the seniors in Frederick, MD.

Stacy RenoBoard Member

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.