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Boards of Directors

Our story began a century ago with a mission: to provide secure, fulfilling retirement living. Our boards of directors are the stewards of that continuing purpose. Our board members bring executive skills from government, business, health care and more, making sure our policies and our dollars enhance our mission. Each affiliate has its own board of directors.

Our Boards of Directors:

Bruce Bartels

Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Bruce M. Bartels has had a long and distinguished career in operational leadership of hospitals and health systems. This includes leadership as CEO, from 1999 to 2014 of Wellspan, a diversified health system with 11,000 employees and $1.5B in revenue. Wellspan includes a home health agency, a 680-provider medical group, four hospitals (York Hospital, a more-than-500-bed community teaching hospital; Gettysburg Hospital, a 75-bed community hospital; Ephrata Hospital, a 122-bed community hospital; and a 73-bed surgery and rehabilitation hospital), a health plan, medical malls, five retail pharmacies, and several other health related activities. Since 2014, Mr. Bartels, has continued his community and health services leadership as a health consultant and as a participant in boards and commissions including the Pennsylvania Governor's Commission on Early Learning Investment, Penn-Mar Human Services (Board Member), Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, WITF Enterprises (Board Member, Chair), and the York County Community Foundation (Embracing Aging Committee Chair) and the American Board of Dermatology. Mr. Bartels has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has three daughters and enjoys reading, running, skiing, hiking, and travel.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Dr. Leahy (Bill) has recently completed 34 years as President of Neurological Medicine, PA, a neurology practice he co-founded and developed.  His training was at Princeton University, Northwestern University Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, with a continued part-time faculty position in the department of Neurology. He also completed positions at the NIH in neurochemistry and in the Army (retired Major) during the Vietnam era.

For the past ten years he has been on the board of Princeton Alumni Corps, and served as president during the past four years.

In 1998 he founded and expanded the High School Home Health Foundation, an educational program which, on a pro-bono basis, prepares non-college bound students for certification as home health aides and CNAs. The program was centered in Prince George's County. He co-authored the text-book for the course and authored a companion book, Caregiving at Home.

Bill and his wife, Chris, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have two adult children, a daughter and a son. He currently serves on the Personnel Committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.


Nancy Kuhn

NANCY KUHN Secretary
Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Nancy Kuhn is a former attorney whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private practice, as well as a number of years in non-profit and government service. She is a former partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, an international law firm, where she counseled and litigated on behalf of Fortune 200 corporations and national non-profit organizations, including private foundations and educational organizations. More recently, she was Director of External Relations for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a national non-profit composed of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and foundation leaders focused on addressing U.S. education and workforce challenges, particularly in STEM. There, she was responsible for BHEF's fundraising, member relations and outreach, and strategic communications efforts. She currently is vice Chair of LearnServe International, a social entrepreneurship non-profit that equips high school students to tackle social problems locally and abroad; and previously chaired the National Caital Region Advisory Board of College Summit, a national non-profit dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of first generation college-going students. Kuhn earned her J.D. degree from George Washington University; her M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University. She is a former president of Wake Forest University's Alumni Association and currently serves on the DC Region WakeWill Campaign Committee. She is a member of the DC Bar.


Lynn O'Conner

Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm & Ingleside at Home Boards

Lynn commenced as President and CEO for Ingleside in August 2010. In her role, Mrs. O’Connor oversees all of the Ingleside entities. Mrs. O'Connor has led senior living organizations since 1980 serving as President and CEO for Frasier Meadows Retirement Community (Colorado); President and CEO of The Washington Home and Community Hospices  (Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland); Executive Director for Asbury Methodist Village (Maryland); Superintendent for Buttonwood (New Jersey); Administrator for Rittenhouse Care Center (Pennsylvania); and Administrator in Training for Key Circle Hospice (Maryland). Mrs. O'Connor has a Master in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, a B.S. in Health Care Management from St. Joseph’s University and Certification in Long Term Care Administration from the University of Maryland. She is a licensed nursing home administrator in Maryland, former Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. licensed nursing home administrator and is certified as a Certified Aging Services Professional.  Mrs. O’Connor served on the New Jersey Association of Not-for-Profit Homes for the Aging Board of Directors and on its Nominating and Executive Committees; she served on the Maryland Association of Not-for-Profit Homes for the Aging Board of Directors and Chaired its Assisted Living Committee; she was appointed to Chair the Maryland Assisted Living Task Force which created Assisted Living regulations for the State of MD; she was on the American Health Care Association Board of Directors, was Chair of the Board’s Non-Profit Committee, and served on the Strategic Planning and Executive Committees; Mrs. O’Connor was a former Vice Chair of the Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Board of Directors; was a prior member of the LeadingAge’s House of Delegates; and co-chaired LeadingAge’s Governance Task Force.



ROBERT (BOB) BREMNER Resident Director, Ingleside at Rock Creek

Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, and Westminster Ingleside Foundation Boards

The early part of Bob Bremner’s career was in international finance, beginning at the World Bank and then as a founding partner of an international investment banking firm in Washington DC.  He then founded an investment and consulting partnership in Dayton Ohio that purchased small companies, including a large book store, which was his passion.  The bulk of his for-profit board leadership was for Nuveen Investments, one of the larger firms in a mutual fund industry that experienced rapid growth to become a major factor in managing Americans’savings.  He chaired the Mutual Fund board for nine years; led it through the financial crisis of 2008-9; led industry forums and helped negotiate with financial regulators during a troubled time.  

Mr. Bremner has had varied non-profit leadership experience.  Until recently he served as the Chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, the DC Government-sponsored affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He serves on the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and served as Warden of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church for four years.  He also serves or has served on the boards of two mental health organizations and the financial oversight committees of other organizations.  

He was educated at Yale and Harvard Business School and with his wife Lucy, is a happy and active member of the Ingleside Rock Creek community.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Sally Cox has worked as a financial executive for over 25 years.  She currently serves as the Chief Operations and Financial Officer at Central Union Mission, a non-profit organization helping the poor in the District of Columbia since 1884.  She began her career in public accounting in Houston Texas.  She has served non-profits such as the National Cathedral School for Girls, the Women’s Committee for the Washington National Opera and the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

Sally holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Finance and Investments from George Washington University – Schools of Business.  She lives in Washington, DC with her husband John and attends The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Dr. Hill is an accomplished physician, having practiced emergency medicine for 40 years in a variety of top-ranked hospitals. Dr. Hill has also served in administrative and academic positions, and is a licensed attorney and practices part-time on a consultative basis in a variety of health law issues. He has also held a number of leadership and consulting positions for government agencies, insurance companies, and hospice and home health care organizations.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Carolyn Johnson is the Director of the Interfaith Works Vocational Services Program, which engages homeless and low-income individuals in job readiness classes, career counseling and training, and one-on-one job placement services.  Interfaith Works is an organization that helps people lift themselves from poverty through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs.  Prior to joining Interfaith Works, Carolyn developed and implemented a Move-Up Program at Jubilee Jobs, during a period of time when she devoted much of her energy to non-profit and volunteer work.
Carolyn had enjoyed a career in banking and finance, moving from Bank of Boston to Mellon Bank International, and finally to Goldman Sachs where she was a Vice President in the Foreign Exchange Department, advising asset management clients, pension funds and registered investment advisors on techniques for hedging the foreign currency exposure in their portfolios.

After moving to the DC area, Carolyn began actively volunteering and serving on non-profit boards.  Carolyn is a member and former chair of the Mission Committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.  A graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Carolyn was a member of the Alumni Council of the HGSE and a Director of the Alumni Council of the University.  Carolyn and her husband, Joe, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.



VANCE JOHNSON, Resident Director, Westminster at Lake Ridge

Ingleside, Westminster at Lake Ridge & Westminster Ingleside Foundation Boards

Vance Johnson is a native of Michigan and has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. for more than 50 years. Johnson’s management consulting expertise includes strategic planning, organizational design, executive competencies, talent recruitment, selection and retention. His experience encompasses for-and not-for-profit sectors, helping organizations clarify and achieve goals, and set strategic direction for the future. Past clients include AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Westminster-Canterbury of Virginia Beach (CCRC), the Kennedy Institute of Washington, among others. Johnson currently serves on the Westminster at Lake Ridge Finance Committee and sings in the Westminstrals.



WILLIAM (Bill) KING, Resident Director, Ingleside at King Farm
Ingleside, Ingleside at King Farm, & Westminster Ingleside Foundation Boards

Bill King and his wife, Pat, had the distinction of being the first residents to move in to Ingleside at King Farm (IKF) in March, 2009.  Since moving to IKF, Bill has been an active member of several IKF and Westminster Ingleside groups, to include the Ingleside Council and the Westminster Ingleside Foundation.  Bill is a 1957 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.  Following graduation, Bill started a forty year career with Armstrong World Industries where he held executive positions in Marketing, Construction Management, Purchasing and Government Relations.  Throughout his career, Bill acquired extensive experience in all types of construction-related activities, to include long-range facilities planning, construction supervision and facilities maintenance.  In addition to his formal career, Bill was the Chairman of the Board for the National Institute of Building Sciences.  Bill has been an active member of the Potomac Presbyterian Church since 1974, serving as a deacon, elder and building committee Chair.



SUZANNE KRAMER (ex-officio): Co-President of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board

Suzanne serves, along with Bob Minor, as Co-President of the Ingleside Service Board. She worked with the US Department of Labor in a variety of human resources positions (training, meeting and team management, Equal Employment Opportunity) and retired in 1995.  After retirement she was recruited through her church, Sixth Presbyterian, to serve with the Ingleside Women’s Board, predecessor of the current Service Board.  She continues to be an active member of Sixth Church and currently coordinates the Sixth Church Food Closet, providing food bags bimonthly for neighborhood residents.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

John Kreutzer is currently First Vice President, Wiles - Kreutzer Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in Alexandria, VA with over 30 years of experience. Prior to forming The Wiles - Kreutzer Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2009, John managed the Alexandria, Virginia office of Wachovia Securities, now Wells Fargo Advisors.  Through his career, John has helped many clients with varied professional, personal and family needs and has advised ERISA plan fiduciaries through years of technological, regulatory and investment product evolution.  John has been selected to participate in the Professional Management Program at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, given only to a small group of advisors authorized by senior management to act as fiduciaries and manage accounts on a fully discretionary basis.  Following obtaining his graduate degree John worked as a consultant with Tribrooke Group, a program and facilities planning firm in Oakbrook, IL.  John has a BA from the University of Virginia and a MBA from The George Washington University.  He is currently an active member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Todd McCreight is the director of business affairs for the Washington regional office of the Presbyterian Church (USA), overseeing 108 churches in D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. For more than 15 years he was a business officer for the Bullis School, a co-educational independent day school in Potomac, Maryland. He is a past recipient of the National Business Officers Association’s Will J. Hancock Award which recognizes “those business officers whose work has made a profound difference in their schools.” He received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and has presented numerous business education-focused lectures throughout his career.



ROBERT C. MINOR (ex-officio):Co-President of the Ingleside at Rock Creek Service Board

Bob Minor has worked to achieve positive outcomes at the nexus of organizations and employees for 50 years. Since 1995 he has been an independent Career Management Consultant and Coach providing management support and individual and group career coaching for government agencies, and for other organizations and private clients.

From 1987 to 1995, Bob was a leader in the Washington, DC office of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., an international outplacement firm. As Senior Vice President he provided individual and group career management coaching, consulted on human resource issues, and marketed DBM's services.

Prior to joining DBM, Mr. Minor was Director of Personnel for 13 years with Clark Construction, a major  commercial building contractor where he designed, introduced and directed a comprehensive human resources program with emphasis on recruitment, career development and training.

From 1960 to 1972, he was Assistant Director of Personnel for the National Education Association, one of the nation's largest professional membership organizations. Prior to his experience with that non-profit group, he served for almost six years as a Personnel and Training Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency where he had staffing, training and management assignments.

In 1996, he joined the Board of Directors of Callahan and Associates, a national consulting firm for credit unions. In the community he has facilitated pro bono workshops for individuals in career transition. Mr. Minor received a BA degree in Government and an MA degree in Personnel Management from The George Washington University.



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Robyn Stone, Ph.D. is a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is senior vice president for Research at Leading Age and executive director of the Leading Age Center for Applied Research. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector.  She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and Assistant Secretary for Aging.  Dr. Stone is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development, low income senior housing and family caregiving. She serves on numerous provider and non-profit boards that focus on aging issues. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance.  She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2014. 



Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Denis von Kaeppler has an extensive background of over 35 years within the international business and technology management space. He has successfully led highly creative and impactful initiatives including the decommissioning effort of the National Institutes of Health's legacy systems as well as network implementation projects at the National Air and Space Agency. Prior, von Kaeppler served as president of a medical management company where he designed, directed, and managed a core-laboratory contract with a major pharmaceutical company. He also served as vice president in charge of acquisitions and restructuring for a European conglomerate and worked for prime international banking institutions. He has been an associate chaplain for Stanford University Medical Center and has held several leadership positions within the Presbyterian Church community. Von Kaeppler currently serves as a Stephen Minister and on the board of Deacons at Potomac Presbyterian Church.


Peter Wilson

Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, & Ingleside at Home Boards

Steven L. Wagner is a global management, marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of experience in the U.S., Canada and UK in the cable/telecommunications, entertainment, media and non-profit sectors. He is the former vice president and chief marketing officer of Canada's largest telecoms company, Roger Cable Communications. Most recently, Wagner served as vice president of American Red Cross's National Headquarters Development where he played a vital role in the restructuring, rebuilding and transformation of the National Development operations. Wagner lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and leads his own business, an advisory/consultancy services and investment opportunities with a focus on tech start-ups and real estate.



HANS WYSS Chair, Westminster Ingleside Foundation

Ex-Officio: Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm & Ingleside at Home Boards

Hans Wyss is chair of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation Board. He is ex-officio member of the Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards. His career began traveling between Europe and the United States working as an assistant study director for the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and as a financial analyst at J.R. Geigy AG. Wyss worked for 36 years at the World Bank where he carried out and then oversaw a broad range of economic studies and operational activities while participating in the evolution of operational policies. At the World Bank, he managed numerous regional offices, including in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and Western Europe. For another 15 years Wyss continued his professional career as a consultant to various multilateral financial institutions. He is fluent in German, English and French.


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