Board Members

Eric VanMetre


President

Eric has worked in the Community Relations office at Edenton Retirement Community since 2012. He has enjoyed serving seniors and their families in a variety of different health care settings and roles since 1990. Eric looks forward to continuing the mission of the ESPC in serving the senior living community of Frederick County.

Eric graduated from Shepherd College in 1993 with a B.S. degree in Political Science. Eric and his wife
Michelle live in Hagerstown with their daughter Lily and his two teenage sons, Jake and Ben. He
cherishes his role as husband and father, loves the outdoors and Pubic Television, and is a follower of Jesus Christ.

 

Christina Forbes

Vice President

Christina has been working with seniors and their caregivers at Daybreak Adult Day Services since 2008, starting as a part time social worker and becoming Program Director in 2012. Prior to that she had been a nursing home social worker for a number of years before enjoying her children’s younger years as a stay at home mom. Christina has a Master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University. 

Christina is passionate about working with seniors and has special interests in dementia and caregiving. She enjoys being a part of the network of elder service providers in Frederick County and strives to educate and connect seniors and their caregivers to resources and information that can assist them as they age. Christina lives in rural Middletown with her husband and 2 teenage children and enjoys cooking and enjoying the country life.

 

Anne Masci

Secretary

Anne has been a Mobility Consultant with Total Mobility Services for over two years assisting the elderly as well as many other individuals who strive for a life of mobility.  Be it a wheelchair, accessible van, hand controls, stair lift, patient lift or vertical platform lift/elevator. 

She graduated from the University of South Florida with a BS in Marketing and has always enjoyed volunteering in the community.  Frederick has been her home for the past 24 years where she and her husband brought up two children...now adults.

Anne is honored to be a part of ESPC! 

Bill Phillips

Treasurer

Bill has been in the long term care risk solutions business since 2009 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.

Julie Christiansen

Public Relations Committee Chair


Julie has been involved with senior community in Frederick for over 10 years. She is the Business Manager for Baker Rehab Group- a home therapy provider which has expanded its services to include Outpatient Clinics providing the highest level of care and best therapeutic interventions. Julie also volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association and was most recently the Logistics Chair for the Western Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Other than her career, her passion is actively participating in the busy lives of her four children. When Julie isn’t cheering them on from the sidelines, she enjoys playing soccer herself, hiking and doing anything outdoors.  

Julie is honored to be a part of the ESPC and looks forward to promoting the mission of the organization.


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 38-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 16 grandchildren.

Eileen Mclaughlin 

Member-At-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.