Board Members

President: Christina Forbes

Phone: (301) 696-0808

Email: director@daybreakadultdayservices.org

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: 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: 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.

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.

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. 

Public Relations Committee Chair: Elmer DeJesus 

Email edejesus29@gmail.com

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 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 the Philippines and has moved to the 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.