Leslie Schultz, Founder and President
Leslie has worked in human services in Frederick County since 1995 and has been working in the senior industry since 2000 in human resources, management and sales & marketing. She currently works as the Executive Director at Somerford of Frederick an Assisted Living community in the Whittier Development. Leslie is a graduate of the 2016-2017 class for Leadership Frederick County. She is a past member of the Commission on Aging in Frederick County, a past board member of the Elder Services Provider Council and a past Chair of the Elder Expo. She has a passion for working with and for older adults and strives to be a vehicle for change in the senior industry. She envisions a time when older adults live in a world where they feel loved, respected and recognized for the contributions to their families and communities. She hopes others will join in this mission to help older adults live their lives with dignity and have their essential needs met each day.
Dr. Linda Teodosio, Bayada Home Health, Vice-President
Linda considers it a great privilege to have spent the last 28 years in the Maryland Home Health industry, providing restorative physical therapy to older adults, so they are able to remain safely in their homes. She is currently the regional rehabilitation manager for Bayada Home Health and her passion is reducing falls among older adults and promoting aging in place. She is also a member of the board of directors for MNCHA, Maryland National Capital Home Care Association. She believes that through the efforts and support from SOAR, more adults in need will have the opportunity to remain home, safely.
Judy Lancaster, Lancaster Craftsmen Builders, Treasurer
Judy, along with her husband Mark, own Lancaster Craftsmen Builders in Middletown, Maryland. With a master’s degree in business administration, Judy is responsible for the operations of the company including all accounting, cost and sales management. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter. Judy and Mark participated as “Dancing Stars” at the 2010 Forget-Me-Not Gala, bringing home the coveted “Mirror Ball” trophy for raising the most funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Judy served as the chair for the annual gala 2012-2017. Judy’s dad suffered with dementia before his passing in 2015, and she knows too well the emotional and financial toll it takes on families to compassionately care for the elderly. She is proud to be aligned with SOAR and is confident that it will make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community.
Linda Myers, Mental Health Association
Linda joined the Mental Health Association of Frederick County in 1999, after a long career in technology. As coordinator of MHA’s Telephone Reassurance Program, a free service for Frederick County seniors, Linda has long been committed to elder mental health. In addition, Linda is the training and outreach coordinator for MHA’s Hotline Call Center and a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. Linda’s involvement in the Frederick community included being vice president and a long time member of The Frederick Chorale and serving as outreach committee chair at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Braddock Heights. Linda is honored to serve on the SOAR board.
Gina Posey, Somerford Assisted Living
Gina is the Director of Community Relations for Somerford Assisted Living for the past 5 years. Prior to Somerford, Gina worked for the Frederick News-Post and played a huge role in the start up of the Senior Living publication as she also saw the need for seniors today to find resources they need to navigate through their elder years. Gina is a former board member for the Elder Services Provider Council and a former board member of Friends of Meals on Wheels. She loves spending time with the elderly and looks forward to helping SOAR fulfill their mission to assist older adults in Frederick County.
Bob Dailey, Stauffer Funeral Home
Bob was born and raised in Frederick, graduated from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in 1975 and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He’s been heavily involved in sports, playing football, basketball and baseball in high school and going to college on a basketball scholarship. Bob is a 3rd generation funeral director who worked for his family’s firm, Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A. from 1977 to 2012. He is presently the funeral director for Stauffer Funeral Homes in Frederick. He is an avid golfer, enjoys traveling to the Florida Keys and loves to ride his Harley. Bob is living in Brunswick and has a 17 year old son, Robby. Bob is proud to be a part of SOAR and the assistance we provide to seniors.
Jason Topper, Turning Point Financial
Jason is a Financial Advisor for a local investment and financial planning company Turning Point Financial. There he works with clients to help them make good financial decisions and plan for retirement. He also coaches for Frederick Volleyball Club. Jason was excited to join SOAR because of the great work they have done for senior residents in the county. Jason completed his BS at Lock Haven University and continued to George Washington University for his MS Degree. Jason and his wife Jen had the pleasure in dancing in the Alzheimer’s “Memory Ball” in 2014. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing volleyball, and cooking.
Sean O’Keefe, O’Keefe Legal Services, LLC
Sean is a lifelong resident of Frederick County, Maryland. He earned his J.D., LL.M. in Taxation, and Estate Planning Certificate from the Univ. of Baltimore School of Law. Sean has practiced estate planning and elder law at his Middletown law firm, O’Keefe Legal, since 2010, and brings his knowledge and experience in working with non-profit organizations to the SOAR board. Outside of work he enjoys fly-fishing, running, hockey, and serving his community through various organizations such as the local chamber of commerce and bar associations.
Sandra Bolinger, DSS/Senior Care Case manager
Sandra is a lifelong resident of Frederick County. She has worked to promote change when change is needed. While volunteering in the Thurmont schools she began the ELO program that is now used county wide. Sandra worked for many years running a construction company and found herself drawn to the elderly clients. Sandra attended Hood College as a nontraditional student. She majored in social work with a minor in gerontology. She brings a multitude of life, work and volunteer experience to her new position with SOAR. Sandra currently works in the Senior Care program as a case manager. Her daily contact with clients helps keep her focused on the real changes needed in this community for the poorest and most vulnerable among us. Sandra believes in self determination for all and wants SOAR to be an example of how a community can care for it’s seniors with compassion to help them remain in their homes with dignity and respect.
Mary Barry, Woodsboro Bank, VP Business Development Officer
Mary has been a Community Banker in Frederick for almost 29 years. A graduate of Leadership Frederick County in 2012, Mary has a significant appreciation for the needs in our community. She finds community bank and volunteering in the Frederick Community to be a wonderful partnership. She currently serves as Chair of the Membership Committee for the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek. Active as an Ambassador for the Mental Health Association and Chairwoman of their signature event, the Catoctin Affair. Mary also finds time to serve as an advisory member for the Maryland Bankers Association Council of Professional Woman in Banking and Finance. Serving in many capacities to help raise funds and awareness for many nonprofits here in Frederick, Mary finds that her knowledge of banking and desire to help others are well connected. A recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship, Mary has pledged herself to her community. In her spare time, she loves playing host to those visiting Frederick, also spending time with her nieces. She enjoys the game of golf, Watching HGTV, to take on a new house project, and to simply enjoy the sights and sounds of Frederick. She and her husband live in Frederick with their “4 legged kid” Nellie Mae. Mary shares a common passion for serving seniors and is happy to be a part of the SOAR board.