Board Members

President: Troy Rudy

Phone: (301) 798-9030

Email: Troy.Rudy@AssistingHands.com

Troy is a lifelong resident of Frederick County, and the Rudy family is proud to have deep roots in this Community for several hundred years.  He is the Owner and President of Assisting Hands Home Care serving Carroll, Frederick, & Washington Counties. He has been an active Board Member of the ESPC for nearly 2 years now, bringing new technology and increased communication to the ESPC community. He is also actively involved with numerous Senior and Business organizations throughout the three counties they have passionately serve.

Troy has a BS degree in Finance and a MS Degree in Management Information Systems at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is Married to Jodee Rudy, who is the Co-Owner and Director of Nursing with Assisting Hands Home Care with 20+ years of experience in a Hospital and Public Health environment. They have two daughters, with the eldest attending Virginia Tech and the youngest, a junior at their local high school. The family loves to travel and are year-round outdoor enthusiast from Snowboarding in the winter to Boating and Water sports in the summer.

 

Vice President: Lisa Flannery

Phone: (410) 871-8000

Email: lflannery@lifebridgehealth.org

Lisa is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Carroll Hospice, which services patients in Carroll, Frederick & Baltimore counties, Adams and York counties in PA, and Baltimore City.  Her role is to provide education to physicians, networking resources, community members, and families regarding the many hospice services available to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness, to ensure the best care and comfort can be provided as early after the diagnosis as possible.  

Lisa has a BA degree in Mass Communications from Towson University and worked in television production and advertising for many years before moving on to a career in Sales and Business Development.  She is mom to college student Jake, and loves to spoil her cats as much as possible!

 

Secretary: David Watts  

Phone: (301) 639-5629

Email: dwatt@wattlegal.us

David Watt is an elder law attorney.  He is a lifelong MD resident (although born in Canada), grew up in Catonsville, MD, graduated from the University of MD, College Park, and University of MD School of Law.  He currently lives in Westview South with his wife, Kelley, and has three children, Gordie, Emma, and Allison.  He likes the outdoors (fishing and hiking), but as he gets older, he’s finding new value in the great indoors!

 

Treasurer: Angela Martin

Phone: (301) 304-9143

Email: angela@shepherds-staff.net

Angela founded Shepherd’s Staff In-home Care in 2011 after spending more than 10 years providing care and advocating for her parents as her mother experienced progressive physical and mental decline. Angela passionately believes in the dignity of every human person and has a special concern for seeing that elderly people are accorded the respect and consideration they deserve. An active member of ESPC, Angela has served in the past as chair of the Governance/Finance Committee and as Vice President.

Angela earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland and then spent many years working as a full-time homemaker and mother. During this time, she worked as a self-employed writer/editor, producing educational and promotional materials for a variety of clients, primarily in the medical and nonprofit sectors.

Angela lives in Walkersville with her husband John. She enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family of six adult children and 22 grandchildren.

 

Elder Expo Committee: Bonnie Elliott  

Phone: (240) 566-5900

Email: bonnie.elliott@carepatrol.com

Bonnie considers her passion to be empowering seniors and their families as they make one of the most important decisions of their lives. She listens carefully to all of her client's needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as Independent Living, Assisted Senior Housing, Memory Care or In-Home Care.  Bonnie's background in social work provides the perfect foundation of compassion and advocacy for seniors seeking resources and placement services.

 

Governance/Financial Chair:  Eileen McLaughlin

Phone: (301) 696-1122

Email: emclaughlin@rahmd.net

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.

 

Public Relations Committee Chair: Terri Lemere 

Phone: (240) 674-4560 or (301) 857-7343 

Email terri@healthyhomelivingsolutions.com  or queeniot@comcast.net   

Terri has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for 24 years in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas, working in a variety of settings – skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab, outpatient, hospital, assisted living facilities, and her favorite setting – home health. She has also been a provider of environmental assessments with Maryland’s Medicaid Waiver program for the last 19 years.  

Terri earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1991 from The University of South Carolina, and her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from Towson University.   

Terri earned her Executive Certificate in Home Modification from USC Leonard Davis, School of Gerontology in 2020, and became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) in 2020. Terri is a member of the National Home Modification Therapy Alliance, the American Occupational Therapy Association and NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy).  

Terri founded Healthy Home Living Solutions, LLC, this year, to address the growing need of helping older adults age in place - through home safety assessments, falls prevention education, and home modifications and solutions.  She is passionate about providing a service to her clients that will facilitate the safest environment, their home, in order to continue living independently and successfully.  

Terri lives in Middletown, Maryland (Frederick County) with her husband, two college-aged sons, and Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

 

Member-At-Large: Katrina Wolf

Phone: (240) 397-9050

Email: agewellseniorfitness@gmail.com

Katrina has worked with seniors for over 20 years in the field of physical therapy. She worked as a physical therapy assistant with Frederick Home Health for 17 years before starting Agewell Senior Fitness. As a PTA, Katrina's expertise was working with neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson's Disease. In 2018 Katrina founded Agewell Senior Fitness in an effort to bring knowledgeable post-rehab exercise instruction into the homes of seniors and especially those with health conditions. Her mission at Agewell Senior Fitness is to prevent and reverse frailty in aging adults.

Katrina has an AS as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Penn State, she is an ACSM certified personal trainer, an ACE certified Senior Fitness Specialist and a Certified Functional Aging Specialist. She lives just over the MD line in Carrol Valley PA with her husband of 22 years. They have a 19yo daughter attending college at Wingate University in NC, and a 17yo son who has autism and makes their life especially lively and interesting.