Board Members

President-Christina Forbes

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.

Vice President-Angela Martin

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 daily activities, including personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, med reminders, transportation, and memory care. Her goal is to ensure that every client is treated with dignity, compassion, and integrity.

A 40-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 20 grandchildren.

Secretary-Rebecca Layman

Treasurer-Lauren McGraw

Lauren McGraw started working with seniors in 2008 after she graduated from Hood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Frederick Medical Supplies was her first position where she had the opportunity to work with the senior population in Frederick County and where her passion formed. From being an active member of the ESPC and taking advantage of the networking opportunities, Lauren learned of an open position at Edenton Retirement Community. She started with Edenton in 2013 and is still currently employed there. 

Lauren was born and raised in Frederick and now lives in New Market with her husband and two step daughters. She enjoys being active outdoors, exploring downtown Frederick and playing her beloved English Bulldog!

Public Relations Committee Chair-Elmer DeJesus 

Elmer is the Community Liaison for AMADA Senior Care in Frederick, Maryland. He has 15 years of combined experience in Healthcare and Senior Care in our local community. Currently an active Board Member of ESPC.  Elmer has also founded the the Senior Care Alliance Network Group (SCAN). He is also involved as the Board Director for CO-FAM a  new local non profit in the area. 

Elmer was born and raised in Philippines and has moved in United States around 2005. He enjoys, watching movies and other  outdoor activities. He is also a Fitness Instructor at various local fitness centers with the goal of helping  people with their fitness goals or just putting a smile on their face and help others to look on the bright side of life.



Member-At-Large-Amanda Crawford

Governance/Financial Chair-Eileen McLaughlin

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.