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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. 


Eric Behna, Deputy Director
ebehna@homecarepartners.org

Eric Behna is the Deputy Director of Home Care Partners. Eric comes to HCP after working in policy, government relations, and communications for anti-poverty programs at the federal level. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and political science and is currently pursuing a Master's of Social Work (MSW). Eric heads up the agency's quality improvement committee and leads HCP’s grant writing and fundraising activities. Outside the office, you will find Eric running, cycling, or volunteering as part of his local neighborhood commission. 


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.


Mary Ellen Zook, Nurse Manager
mzook@homecarepartners.org

Mary Ellen Zook, RN, Nurse Manager, came to Home Care Partners in 2013.   As Nurse Manager, she has multiple roles:  providing nurse case management to clients in Arlington, overseeing the agency’s Infection Control responsibilities, and leading our Training Institute which provides in-service training for our home care aides.   Ms. Zook has a background in anthropology and sociology and enjoys learning about other cultures.  Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, theater and movies. 

 

 

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, Tim Nanof

 

Vice Chair, Emily Deady

 

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

Registered Nurse

Consultant

 

Patricia Bevis

Consultant

Laurie Blackman

Gerontologist
 

Sandra Crewe

Dean, School of Social Work

Howard University 

Debbie Elgot

Consultant

Denise Fraction

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist
AARP Foundation 

Deborah Greer

 

Customer Service

 

Judy Levy

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

Terri Lynch

Director

Divsion of Aging & Adult Services

Patricia Morris

Social Worker, LICSW

 Jim Nathanson

Attorney
Fomer DC Council Member 

Barbara Strother

Social Worker (Retired)