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Management & Board

Management Staff


Marla Lahat, Executive Director
mlahat@homecarepartners.org

Marla Lahat, MSW, LICSW, is the Executive Director of Home Care Partners. Prior to becoming Executive Director in 1999, Marla developed and managed the Alzheimer’s home care programs at Home Care Partners since 1986. She has published articles and presented seminars on working with clients with Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving and other home care topics. She serves on several community based committees. Marla was honored with the EXCEL award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership in 2013. Marla is a dog lover and particularly enjoys having dog boarders “vacation” with her family while their owners are away. 


Roxanne Ando, Deputy Director
rando@homecarepartners.org

Roxanne Ando, JD, is the Deputy Director of Home Care Partners and serves as the Secretary for the agency. A lawyer by training, she has worked in the senior services field for over 25 years. Roxanne heads up quality improvement and is the HIPAA Compliance Officer for the agency. She also leads the agency’s grant writing activities to raise support for the Training Institute and aide services. Roxanne loves to take classes at her local senior center, currently painting, singing and Senior Fit.


Nancy Chipman, Chief Financial Officer
nchipman@homecarepartners.org

Nancy Chipman, CPA, has been the Chief Financial Officer at Home Care Partners since 1999.  She is responsible for all the financial and accounting practices of the agency, in addition to supervising the work of the accounting staff.  She serves as Treasurer of the agency and meets regularly with the Finance Committee as well as the full Board of Directors.  She has been in the accounting management field for over twenty five years.


Sharon Forrest, Manager, Operations and Services
sforrest@homecarepartners.org

Sharon Forrest, LSWA, is a Manager, Operations & Services, and has worked at Home Care Partners for more than 30 years. She supervises aides and program services in DC, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, and for the Veteran’s Administration. Sharon likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends.  


Chris Lockett, Manager, Operations and Services
clockett@homecarepartners.org

Chris Lockett, LICSW, is a Manager, Operations & Services, at Home Care Partners. He supervises aides and program services primarily in Arlington County. He also chairs the agency’s Ethics Committee. Chris enjoys reading, music and sports.


Marie Muller, Manager, Training and Operations
mmuller@homecarepartners.org

Marie Muller, RN, has been the Manager, Education and Training, at Home Care Partners since 2005. She oversees the Training Institute and  conducts the in-service training sessions for HCP aides, ensuring that their skills are up-to-date and that they maintain their certification.   In addition, she is responsible for Infection Control management and employee health screening in the agency. Marie is a Level III Reiki master and has introduced Reiki in home care as a special training course at Home Care Partners. Marie plays in a hand bell choir and enjoys knitting and making cards using rubber stamps.


Debra Hopkins, Manager, Human Resources
dhopkins@homecarepartners.org

Debra Hopkins is the Human Resources Manager at Home Care Partners. She manages all personnel activity for the agency. Debra loves to crochet; her favorite crochet projects are hats, scarves and afghans.

Our Board of Directors

Home Care Partners' all volunteer Board of Directors won recognition in the first Board Leadership competition of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. It includes leaders in the community, professionals in long term care and senior services, and citizen advocates

Chair, John Robertson

 

Vice Chair, Terri Lynch

Attorney; Accountant
Vice President & CFO
American Petroleum Institute

Interim Director
Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services 

 

Ralph Allen

Independent Marketing/Business Consultant

Srini Attili

Partner
IBM, Global Business Services

Patricia Bevis

Consultant

Sandra Crewe

Dean, School of Social Work
Howard University

Suzanne Cox

Consultant

Judy Levy

Registered Nurse, Health Administrator
D.C. Long Term Care Coalition Coordinator

 Jim Nathanson

Attorney
Fomer DC Council Member 

Barbara Strother

Past Chair
Social Worker (Retired)

Tim Nanof

Director of Health Care Policy & Advocacy
American Speech-Language Hearing Association