Board Members

Katie Rhinehart, MHA
President

Katie is the Director of Marketing at HeartFields Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care at Frederick, a Five-Star Senior Living building where she has been since April 2010.

Born and raised in Frederick, Katie graduated May (2009) from Towson University, Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Health Care Management and a minor in Business Administration and in 2012 with her Masters in Health Care Administration.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and coaching the Urbana High School JV Girls Basketball Team. 

 Katie is proud and honored to be the ESPC President so that she is able to give back to her community and help make a difference for our seniors in Frederick County.  Katie looks forward to her continued service with ESPC as we look to shape the county in to something great for those who are aging!

Cookie Verdi, M.A.
Vice President

Cookie is the FMH Select! Program Coordinator, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System. She is an experienced healthcare practitioner, serving the community for a number of years in a large physician practice before moving to FMH in 1999.

Cookie is serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors of ESPC.  Additional community contributions include: serving on various Alzheimer’s Association committees, serving as a FMH Hospice volunteer, and is a member of The Ace Club.

Cookie enjoys gardening, planning parties for family and friends, knitting, reading, most of all playing with her grandchildren!  She lives on a farm in Ijamsville with my husband and numerous horses.

 Lane Fields, MBA
Secretary

Lane Fields is the Advertising Manager at The Frederick News-Post, the daily newspaper in Frederick, MD, where she has been since 2003. She earned her bachelor's degree from Towson University and a master of business administration from Hood College.

Lane has been an integral part of the Elder Expo committee and is enthusiastic about taking on the role of ESPC board secretary. She volunteers in the Frederick community through her position on the board of the Tourism Council of Frederick and as a member at large of the Family Life Advisory Council with the Board of Education. 

In her spare time she has a passion for gardening and was the founder of the FNP Community Garden that now has over 100 members. She is a proud mother of 2 daughters and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her friends and family.


William Phillips
Treasurer

Bill has been in the long term care risk solutions business for 4 years following a 33 year career in corporate life as an executive with a luxury import automotive manufacturer.  After retiring from corporate life, Bill has chased his passion to educate people about the risks of long term care and understanding if long term care insurance is right for them.  

He had personal experience with long term care from his father's journey with Alzheimer's disease. His mother and father had LTCI which made him realize how important this product was to help reduce the emotional, physical and financial burden that it placed on his mother and the family.  Bill's father spent nearly four years in skilled care before passing in October 2011.

Gina Posey
Public Relations Committee Chair

Gina has been involved with the Frederick Community for 15 years being employed by The Frederick News-Post. She has been on the forefront of many publication start ups in the community including Senior Living Frederick & Carroll counties, which led to her involvement with ESPC. Gina has recently joined Five Star Quality Care in the position of Director of Marketing at Somerford Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care at Frederick and looks forward to bringing her passion for the good of the community to the Senior Health Care industry in Frederick.

Gina is honored to serve as the Public Relations Chair for the ESPC organization and hopes to contribute to Frederick being a wonderful place to live, work and play at any age.  Gina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising (Journalism) and a minor in Business Administration.    

In her spare time Gina is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and loves to watch her daughters compete in the sport of swimming.  Gina enjoys running, biking and swimming and just getting outside to enjoy the great outdoors.


Angela Martin,
Governance/Financial Chair

 Angela became concerned about the needs of the elderly when her parents began experiencing health issues and needed assistance to remain in the home they loved. In 2011, she founded Shepherd's Staff In-home Care to assist clients with housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, and daily activities. Her goal is to ensure that every client is treated with dignity, compassion, and integrity.

 A 37-year resident of Frederick County, Angela is committed to making Frederick a better place to live for people of all ages. She is a founding member of the Senior Resource Alliance of Frederick County and an active member of the ESPC. 

 Angela lives in Walkersville with her husband John. When not working, she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and hanging out with her family, which includes six grown children and 15 grandchildren.

 

Eileen Mclaughlin
MemberAt-Large

Eileen is the Director of Community Relations for Right at Home, in Frederick Maryland. She has been employed by Right at Home since 2005. She is an active member of ESPC, serving on the Programs Services Committee for the last 3 years. She is Co-Chair of the Business Task Force of Frederick, a committee formed as a result of the Needs Assessment of the Aging Population in Frederick County, Maryland. She is a proud advocate and supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice of Frederick County. She is passionate about the quality of life for Senior’s in Frederick County.

Eileen Graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1983. She lives in Leesburg, Va. with her husband, and two teenage daughters. She has two step-daughters who live in Richmond Va. Eileen is active in church, loves reading, and spending time with her friends and family.