Unit Contacts


Unit Membership is open to all chapter members and they are able to attend any Unit Meeting; however, meeting locations and/or times may change. Please contact the individual Unit Leaders for more information.

If there is no existing Unit in your area, we will help you start a new Unit. Are there three or four other chapter members in your area who would want to be part of a Unit? If you don’t know the chapter members in your area, we can help you locate potential members.

There is no minimum (or maximum) size for a Unit. There can be more than one Unit in a geographic area. If you want to explore the potential to establish a Unit in your area, contact Judy Grumbly at jagrumbly@gmail.com.

Virtual Unit

Unit Leaders: Louise Mohardt: 804-462-7730 – louisemo@outlook.com and Valerie Hopson-Bell: 540-419-4387 – vhb@eldercareconnections.net

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:45 am
Via conference call, please contact Leader for the call-in number and participant code


Unit Leader: Jill Rosner: 410-591-6378 – jillrosnerrn@aol.com

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12 noon

DC Metro

Unit Co-Leader: Susy Murphy: 301-593-5285 – smurphy@care-manager.com
Unit Co-Leader: Margi Helsel-Arnold: 301-320-5380 – gercarecounseling@gmail.com

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunrise Silver Spring
11621 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Northern Virginia – Loudoun/Fairfax Unit

Unit Co-Leader: Joanne McCarty: 703-999-3006 – joanne@independentyou.net
Unit Co-Leader: Christine Bitzer: 202-364-9663 – cbitzer@seaburyresources.org

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm (excluding July and August)


Unit Co-leader: Liz Dunleavy: 215-880-3541 – liz@kithcare.com
Unit Co-leader: Lisa Grillo: 610-284-0497 – lgrillo@chs-adphila.org

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every other month at various facilities, peer review breakfasts monthly at two different locations


Committees are made up of representatives from all units and meet via teleconference. Contact the Committee Chair for specific information about committees, meeting times, call-in numbers, etc.


Co-chair: Mary Beck: 717-599-4447 – beckcaremanagers@gmail.com

Public Relations

Chair: JoAnn Ellenberger: 717-877-9831 – joann13@ptd.net

Calls: Usually on Thursdays; time to be announced.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Liz Dunleavy: 215-880-3541 – liz@kithcare.com