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Leadership Academy

The LeadingAge DC, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership program designed to enhance the leadership skills of nonprofit aging services leaders in the DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia region. During the year, Fellows are guided through graduate level curriculum which examines the traits of successful leaders, develops leadership competencies, and expands knowledge in the field of aging services, while establishing strong bonds with peers from other LeadingAge members. The DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Academy is modeled after the highly successful LeadingAge National Leadership Academy.

The Leadership Academy is generously supported by:



Please join us in congratulating our new class of LeadingAge DC, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Academy Fellows!


  • Carla Brown

    Executive Director
    St. Joseph's Place (MD)

  • Trent Clugston

    Mountain View Nursing Home (VA)

  • Matt Dameron

    Assistant Executive Director
    Hermitage Richmond (VA)

  • Marni Ewell

    Terrace Resident Services Director
    Army Distaff Foundation & Knollwood (DC)

  • Meredith Hodges

    Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance
    Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay (VA)

  • Eileen Kwak

    Director of Resident Services
    Lakewood (VA)

  • Heather Mattingly

    Director of Development
    Asbury Solomons & Calvert County Nursing Center (MD)

  • Dave Milliron

    Director of Maintenance & Engineering
    Cedarfield (VA)

  • Damian Nita

    IT/Network Tech
    Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (VA)

  • Viatris Nugent

    AL/Memory Support Social Worker
    The Chesapeake (VA)

  • Cynthia Perez

    Sr. Director of Marketing & Admissions
    Asbury Methodist Village (MD)

  • Dennis Poremski

    Director of Wellness
    Asbury Solomons (MD)

  • Cecilia Roe

    Director of A/R and Billing
    Ingleside Senior Living (MD)

  • Crystal Scott

    Assistant Executive Director
    Carroll Manor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center (DC)

  • Andrea Staskiel

    Director of Marketing & Sales
    Warwick Forest (VA)

  • Robin Von der Pool

    Director of Volunteer Services/Community Liaison
    Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home (DC)

We also extend a special thanks to the Academy's facilitator and coaches:

DeAnn Akins, Facilitator

President & Founder
OctoFly Dreams

Libby Bush, Coach

CEO & Executive Director
Vinson Hall

Sue DaCamera, Coach

Chief Operating Officer
Asbury Communities

Steve Nash, Coach

President & CEO
Stoddard Baptist Home