Executive Board of Directors

Judy LancasterPresident

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.

Bud OtisVice President

With a double Major, Religion Business from Andrews University, Bud dedicated 15 years directing the sales of the churches literature and became President of the Churches Publishing House. Subsequently, the Chairman of Religious Affairs for the Soviet Union asked him to come to Russia and build a Religious Publishing House. They are the only Religious Publishing House in Russia to this day!

Jason TopperTreasurer

A veteran of the senior care industry, Jason is familiar with the types of challenges seniors face as they age. Now a financial planner with 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. Also, he was voted Best Financial Planner in 2022 from the Frederick News Post’s Best of the Best competition.

Katie DarrSecretary

Katie Darr has been a volunteer for SOAR since 2015. She serves on the Golf Classic committee, A Toast to the Holidays committee, and acts as our volunteer event coordinator. Katie wears many hats here at SOAR, however, she’s mainly responsible for our administrative work and keeping things running behind the scenes. Katie brings years of healthcare experience to the team and is happy to be a part of the SOAR family.