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Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors guides Ingleside at Rock Creek in its mission of providing secure, fulfilling retirement living.


Bruce Bartels


Bruce M. Bartels has had a long and distinguished career in operational leadership of hospitals and health systems. This includes leadership as CEO, from 1999 to 2014 of Wellspan, a diversified health system with 11,000 employees and $1.5B in revenue. Wellspan includes a home health agency, a 680-provider medical group, four hospitals (York Hospital, a more-than-500-bed community teaching hospital; Gettysburg Hospital, a 75-bed community hospital; Ephrata Hospital, a 122-bed community hospital; and a 73-bed surgery and rehabilitation hospital), a health plan, medical malls, five retail pharmacies, and several other health related activities.  Since 2014, Mr. Bartels, has continued his community and health services leadership as a health consultant and as a participant in boards and commissions including the Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Early Learning Investment, Penn-Mar Human Services (Board Member), Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, WITF Enterprises (Board Member, Chair), and the York County Community Foundation (Embracing Aging Committee Chair) and the American Board of Dermatology.  Mr. Bartels has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has three daughters and enjoys reading, running, skiing, hiking, and travel.



Vice Chair

Dr. Leahy (Bill) has recently completed 34 years as President of Neurological Medicine, PA, a neurology practice he co-founded and developed.  His training was at Princeton University, Northwestern University Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, with a continued part-time faculty position in the department of Neurology. He also completed positions at the NIH in neurochemistry and in the Army (retired Major) during the Vietnam era.

For the past ten years he has been on the board of Princeton Alumni Corps, and served as president during the past four years.

In 1998 he founded and expanded the High School Home Health Foundation, an educational program which, on a pro-bono basis, prepares non-college bound students for certification as home health aides and CNAs. The program was centered in Prince George's County. He co-authored the text-book for the course and authored a companion book, Caregiving at Home.

Bill and his wife, Chris, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have two adult children, a daughter and a son. He currently serves on the Personnel Committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.


Nancy Kuhn


Nancy Kuhn is a former attorney whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private practice, as well as a number of years in non-profit and government service. She is a former partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, an international law firm, where she counseled and litigated on behalf of Fortune 200 corporations and national non-profit organizations, including private foundations and educational organizations. More recently, she was Director of External Relations for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a national non-profit composed of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and foundation leaders focused on addressing U.S. education and workforce challenges, particularly in STEM. There, she was responsible for BHEF's fundraising, member relations and outreach, and strategic communications efforts. She is a member of Wake Forest University's College Board of Visitors, an advisory board to the Dean of the College; former vice chair and member of the Board of LearnServe International, a social entrepreneurship non-profit that equips high school students to tackle social problems locally and abroad; and former chair of the National Capital Region Advisory Board of College Summit (now known as Peer Forward), a national non-profit dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of first generation college-going students. She is also a former president of the Wake Forest University Alumni Association. Kuhn earned her J.D. degree from George Washington University; her M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University. She is a member of the DC Bar (inactive).


Lynn O'Conner

President and CEO, Ex-Officio

Lynn O’Connor is Ingleside’s President and CEO, which includes continuing care retirement communities; Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, Ingleside at Home, and Westminster Ingleside Foundation. Lynn has 41 years of aging services leadership experience, commencing her career in 1980 as an Administrator in Training at a Maryland nursing home and hospice. Lynn was appointed by Governor Parris Glendening in 1995 to be a member of the Maryland Assisted Living Task Force which was charged with creating Maryland’s first assisted living legislation and regulations. Lynn has a BS in Health Care Management from St. Joseph’s University, a M.S.A in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University, Long Term Care Certification from the University of Maryland, is a Maryland Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a Certified Aging Services Professional, and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional. Lynn has been a board member of what is now LeadingAge, NJ, LeadingAge Colorado, served on the LeadingAge House of Delegates, and the Board of Directors of the American Health Care Association where she chaired the Not-for-Profit Committee, was a member of the Strategic Planning and Executive Committees. Lynn currently serves as the Vice Chair and Secretary on the Board of Directors of LeadingAge DC and is Chair of the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging where she Chairs the Governance and Nominations Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Lynn and her husband, Kevin, live in Washington, DC with their four legged son Lou. They have one daughter, a son-in-law and a grandson and granddaughter. They are members of Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.



Resident Director

The early part of Bob Bremner’s career was in international finance, beginning at the World Bank and then as a founding partner of an international investment banking firm in Washington DC. He then founded an investment and consulting partnership in Dayton Ohio that purchased small companies, including a large book store, which was his passion. The bulk of his for-profit board leadership was for Nuveen Investments, one of the larger firms in a mutual fund industry that experienced rapid growth to become a major factor in managing Americans’savings. He chaired the Mutual Fund board for nine years; led it through the financial crisis of 2008-9; led industry forums and helped negotiate with financial regulators during a troubled time.

Mr. Bremner has had varied non-profit leadership experience. Until recently he served as the Chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, the DC Government-sponsored affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and served as Warden of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church for four years. He also serves or has served on the boards of two mental health organizations and the financial oversight committees of other organizations.

He was educated at Yale and Harvard Business School and is a happy and active member of the Ingleside at Rock Creek community.




Sally Cox has worked as a financial executive for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Chief Operations and Financial Officer at Central Union Mission, a non-profit organization helping the poor in the District of Columbia since 1884. She began her career in public accounting in Houston Texas. She has served non-profits such as the National Cathedral School for Girls, the Women’s Committee for the Washington National Opera and the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

Sally holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Finance and Investments from George Washington University – Schools of Business. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband John and attends The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.




Dr. Hill is an accomplished physician, having practiced emergency medicine for 40 years in a variety of top-ranked hospitals. Dr. Hill has also served in administrative and academic positions, and is a licensed attorney and practices part-time on a consultative basis in a variety of health law issues. He has also held a number of leadership and consulting positions for government agencies, insurance companies, and hospice and home health care organizations.




Carolyn Johnson is the Director of the Interfaith Works Vocational Services Program, which engages homeless and low-income individuals in job readiness classes, career counseling and training, and one-on-one job placement services. Interfaith Works is an organization that helps people lift themselves from poverty through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs. Prior to joining Interfaith Works, Carolyn developed and implemented a Move-Up Program at Jubilee Jobs, during a period of time when she devoted much of her energy to non-profit and volunteer work.

Carolyn had enjoyed a career in banking and finance, moving from Bank of Boston to Mellon Bank International, and finally to Goldman Sachs where she was a Vice President in the Foreign Exchange Department, advising asset management clients, pension funds and registered investment advisors on techniques for hedging the foreign currency exposure in their portfolios.

After moving to the DC area, Carolyn began actively volunteering and serving on non-profit boards. Carolyn is a member and former chair of the Mission Committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Carolyn was a member of the Alumni Council of the HGSE and a Director of the Alumni Council of the University. Carolyn and her husband, Joe, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.




Gregg Johnson is a Managing Director and Co-Founder in 1992 of BIA Capital Strategies. He provides strategic financial advice in merger & acquisitions, financial recapitalizations and special situations and has raised nearly $1 billion in debt and equity capital; particularly in media and communications firms. He is also a General Partner and Co-founder of BIA Digital Partners, investing debt and equity funding in 38 lower middle market companies.

Prior to joining BIA Capital Strategies, Mr. Johnson was the Division Manager of the Healthcare and Communications Lending Groups at American Security Bank (now part of  Bank of America) in Washington, D.C.  He led and directed complex debt transactions for small to mid-sized companies throughout the U.S. 

He has served as an Elder on the Session of Potomac Presbyterian Church and as Chair of its Finance, Endowment and Generosity Committees.  He previously served on the Session of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and as Chair of its Finance Committee.
Johnson received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Rochester.




Denis von Kaeppler has an extensive background of over 35 years within the international business and technology management space. He has successfully led highly creative and impactful initiatives including the decommissioning effort of the National Institutes of Health's legacy systems as well as network implementation projects at the National Air and Space Agency. Prior, von Kaeppler served as president of a medical management company where he designed, directed, and managed a core-laboratory contract with a major pharmaceutical company. He also served as vice president in charge of acquisitions and restructuring for a European conglomerate and worked for prime international banking institutions. He has been an associate chaplain for Stanford University Medical Center and has held several leadership positions within the Presbyterian Church community. Von Kaeppler currently serves as a Stephen Minister and on the board of Deacons at Potomac Presbyterian Church.


Janet Kelly


Janet graduated from Radcliffe College and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  After graduation, Janet worked in the Financial Services /Banking industry for over 20 years at First National Bank of Chicago (subsequently merged into JP Morgan Chase).  She served as Vice President in their Washington, DC office from 1990 to 1992 working on Cash Management and Electronic Payments in their New York office from 1987 to 1989 working on International Trade and Finance, as well as working on Commercial Lending in its Houston and Chicago Offices.  She was Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Her community activities have included:  Radcliffe Club of Houston; Harvard Business School Club of Houston; Harvard University Alumni Association, Cambridge Massachusetts; United Nations Association, Houston Chapter; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera Guild; Metropolitan Opera National Council New York, NY; Watergate South Cooperative Apartments, Washington, DC and Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC.
Janet is a resident of Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, DC. 




Co-President of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board

Suzanne serves, along with Bob Minor, as Co-President of the Ingleside Service Board. She worked with the US Department of Labor in a variety of human resources positions (training, meeting and team management, Equal Employment Opportunity) and retired in 1995.  After retirement she was recruited through her church, Sixth Presbyterian, to serve with the Ingleside Women’s Board, predecessor of the current Service Board.  She continues to be an active member of Sixth Church and currently coordinates the Sixth Church Food Closet, providing food bags bimonthly for neighborhood residents.




John Kreutzer is currently First Vice President, Wiles - Kreutzer Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in Alexandria, VA with over 30 years of experience. Prior to forming The Wiles - Kreutzer Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2009, John managed the Alexandria, Virginia office of Wachovia Securities, now Wells Fargo Advisors. Through his career, John has helped many clients with varied professional, personal and family needs and has advised ERISA plan fiduciaries through years of technological, regulatory and investment product evolution. John has been selected to participate in the Professional Management Program at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, given only to a small group of advisors authorized by senior management to act as fiduciaries and manage accounts on a fully discretionary basis. Following obtaining his graduate degree John worked as a consultant with Tribrooke Group, a program and facilities planning firm in Oakbrook, IL. John has a BA from the University of Virginia and a MBA from The George Washington University. He is currently an active member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria.




Jay Newton-Small is CEO and founder of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 700 writers who tell the life stories of seniors to help improve their care.

Previously, Jay was Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine, where she remains a contributor.  At TIME she covered politics as well as stories on five continents from conflicts in the Middle East to the earthquake in Haiti and the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. She has written nearly a dozen TIME cover stories and interviewed numerous heads of state, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

She authored the 2016 best-selling book, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works.

Before TIME, Jay was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where she covered the White House and politics.

Jay received an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Art History from Tufts University. She is a 2017 Halcyon Incubator fellow, a 2016-2017 New America fellow and a 2015 Harvard Institute of Politics fellow. She is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Dirksen Award for congressional reporting and the 2016 Deadline Club award for community service reporting.




Robyn Stone, Ph.D. is a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is senior vice president for Research at Leading Age and executive director of the Leading Age Center for Applied Research. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector.  She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and Assistant Secretary for Aging.  Dr. Stone is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development, low income senior housing and family caregiving. She serves on numerous provider and non-profit boards that focus on aging issues. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance.  She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2014. 


Peter Wilson


Co-President of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board

Lucille is a member of the Ingleside Service Board, serving as Co-President and Chair of the Outreach Committee.  Her professional experiences in the field of education range from teaching in secondary schools, to Assistant Director of the University Libraries System at Howard University.  At Howard University she held a variety of positions to include: teaching Business Research methods in the School of Business and teaching in the Professional Development and Leadership Academy, developing and facilitating staff development workshops for the staff of the University Library System and facilitating other professional workshops sponsored by Howard University until she retired in 2009. She is an Elder and Chair of the Care Council at The National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC.

Lucille received a BS in Business from Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, MA in Library Science from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and M.A.R.S. (Master of Religious Studies) from The Divinity School at Howard University.


Peter Wilson


Steven L. Wagner is a global management, marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of experience in the U.S., Canada and UK in the cable/telecommunications, entertainment, media and non-profit sectors. He is the former vice president and chief marketing officer of Canada's largest telecoms company, Roger Cable Communications. Most recently, Wagner served as vice president of American Red Cross's National Headquarters Development where he played a vital role in the restructuring, rebuilding and transformation of the National Development operations. Wagner lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and leads his own business, an advisory/consultancy services and investment opportunities with a focus on tech start-ups and real estate.


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