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An illustrious past meets an exceptional future. We are committed to creating meaningful lives of purposeful engagement for every resident as well as those who serve them.

Senior Leadership


Our Leadership Team includes accomplished professionals in education, finance, management and health care administration. Their role is to uphold the vision, purpose and values of Westminster at Lake Ridge, set the community’s direction and priorities and ensure the integrity of services for the benefit of community members.

 

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Paul Gregg
Executive Director

Paul has a strong and diverse background in senior living, having served for more than 27 years in various senior living positions. Prior to joining Westminster at Lake Ridge, Paul spent 18 years at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, North Carolina where he served as Executive Director from 2010 until 2020.  Paul began his career in senior living as a manager in dining services and progressed to various operation positions in multiple companies to include Assistant Administrator and Vice President of Operations. In 2002 Paul became the Associate Director at Glenaire and was promoted to the Executive Director in 2010.  

Paul received his bachelor’s degree in English from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and was awarded his master’s degree in Aging Studies and Non-Profit Management from North Carolina State University.  Paul and his wife Kelly love cooking, gardening, kayaking and hiking. They have two children: 24-year old Catherine, and 22-year old Aaron.

 

 

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DAN ARNOLD, CASP
Director of IT

Dan is the Director of Information Technology and is responsible for all the computer and servers for the staff at Westminster at Lake Ridge, as well as any technical decisions that need to be made. Dan likes the environment at Westminster, staff and residents make Westminster a pleasurable place to work. When Dan is not working, you can find him playing sports, a few of his favorites include golf, softball and tennis. 

 

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BELVA DICKEY
Chaplain

Belva joined Westminster at Lake Ridge after serving as the Director of Chaplaincy at a regional hospital for almost ten years. She is an ordained minister and a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She serves on board certification committees and mentors chaplains. Belva earned a Master's of Divinity degree with honors from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Following graduation, she successfully completed nine units of Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of Virginia Health System. She served three years in Moscow, Russia and five months in Gorlitz, Germany as a missionary associate. She enjoys singing and playing the trumpet in various churches, hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons throughout the United States and overseas. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Belva is married and has three grown step-children and one grandson. She enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Mehdi Hamzi

MEHDI HAMZI
Director of Dining Services

Mehdi Has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, from the time he graduated with a master's degree in hospitality management from the Moroccan Institute Of Technology. His multifaceted leadership experience encompasses a diverse management career including marketing, business development, operations and dining services, both nationally and internationally in institutions such as the international monetary fund, luxury hotels, consultancy firms and most rewardingly retirement communities such as Westminster at Lake Ridge. Mehdi brings his global perspective to the dining experience at Westminster at Lake Ridge. 

 

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ERIN MAYHUGH
Director of Sales

Erin graduated with honors from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's of Science in Communications and Sociology. She went on to work for an international public relations agency where she concentrated on Public Affairs and Media Relations. Clients included the Social Security Administration, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, American Red Cross, and Homeland Security. Erin parlayed her experience into her next roles – first as the Marketing Assistant and then a Sales Counselor for Ingleside at King Farm, a sister community of Westminster at Lake Ridge, where she worked for six years. She spent the next three years working for a retirement community in DC, where she was the Marketing & Sales Director. She is an honorary member of a National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta, and Alpha Iota Chapter, and has served on multiple senior advocacy boards – including the Alzheimer's Association, Walk to End Alzheimer's. She lives in Fairfax with her husband and enjoys reading, home projects, and spending time with her family and friends. At Westminster at Lake Ridge, Erin finds incredible joy in learning about the lives of those who both live at the community and those interested in making the community their new home.

 

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JASON PANGILINAN
Senior Accountant

Jason is actively involved in the financial life of Westminster at Lake Ridge, from writing and presenting reports to residents and other stakeholders to developing the community’s annual budgets. Before coming to WLR in May 2020, Jason was a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in Washington, DC. As a Senior Audit Associate, he was responsible for planning and executing audits on various entities in the DMV area using generally accepted auditing standards. Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. Jason is also a Certified Public Accountant with the Virginia Board of Accountancy. When he’s not busy crunching numbers for WLR, Jason likes to read and sample the local DC food scene.

 

 

Carol Davis

MICHELLE THURSTON
Executive Assistant

Michelle has been in the Reston area for 17 years, moving here from the great state of Arkansas. Her extensive background in health care, education and administration assists in her current duties as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, and she is excited to be a part of the Westminster at Lake Ridge family! Working here at Westminster at Lake Ridge feels like coming home – everyone is helpful, patient, smiling and very welcoming. 

 

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WENCY CHAPNKEM
Director of Health Services

Wenceslaw Chapnkem (Wency) lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife and four children; Janice, Jasmine, Wency Jr. and Ashley. Wency is originally from Cameroon located in Central Africa. He is currently a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in the State of Virginia. Wency has a Ph.D. in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Public Health Policy from Walden University and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from Strayer University.Wency has been working in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He began his career as a Program Manager in Residential Group Homes serving adults with a wide range of Developmental Disabilities (DD)/Intellectual Disabilities (ID). He later transitioned into Long Term Care where he managed both small and large size nursing homes and assisted living communities as an Administrator/Executive Director/Director of Operations. Wency is a preceptor for both nursing home and assisted living communities and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHA), and LeadingAge,VA.

 

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DAVID LANE
Director of Property Management

Dave has worked in the DMV area for the past 25 years, including Government and private sector employers. His most recent employer prior to joining Ingleside, Westminster at Lake Ridge was BOEING in which he supported many diverse contracts over the past 15 years.

In his 25 years of experience, Dave has enjoyed the opportunity to meet great people, learn from their experiences and meld them into his own experiences. Dave has had the opportunity to engage with many mentors over the years in many advanced areas of business and facilities management.

Dave enjoys family time, helping people, fishing, and hanging out with friends.

With the support and direction from the residents and staff at Westminster at Lake Ridge, he hopes to help make a difference within the community. 

 

 

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CERISSA BURDEN, MS, SPHR
Director of Human Resources

As Director of Human Resources with Westminster at Lake Ridge, Cerissa Burden is responsible for partnering with the community senior leadership as well as the Ingleside human resources leadership teams to ensure regulatory compliance by managing all aspects of human resources to include workforce planning and execution, compensation administration, organization development, employee engagement and relations.

Cerissa has 20 years of experience in human resources spanning private and public sectors- most recently a decorated tenure with the federal government. She holds a master’s degree in human resources with a focus in conflict resolution from Abilene Christian University, a bachelor’s in human resources management from Georgia Southern University and senior level human resources certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

She is a member of both SHRM and the American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). She has held senior advisor positions for several non-profit boards providing guidance and expertise in the area of human resources.

 

 

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PEARL KARIKARI, RN
Director of Nursing

Pearl joined the Westminster at Lake Ridge nursing team in October of 2006 as a floor nurse. Having worked in different areas of nursing, including in the Emergency Room, Labor and Delivery, Endocrinology as well as Oncology, she found out rather quickly that her niche is in geriatric care. Pearl enrolled herself in higher education, enabling her to provide advanced care to her residents. Since her tenure here at Westminster, she has consistently grown in her nursing career. Upon completion of her schooling, Pearl was promoted to manage the residents’ clinic which she headed for five years. As the Director of Nursing, Pearl desires to mentor and educate nursing students and fellow nurses in providing outstanding care and excellent customer service to our residents, our extended family. Her ability to motivate and drive others to succeed stems from her passion to mentor and empower nurses as a whole. She excels in leading teams and fostering positive relationships with both residents and staff.

Pearl lives in Woodbridge with her husband Daniel and their three children Audrey, Nicole and David. In her free time, Pearl enjoys planning and decorating events and she is an active member of her local church.

 

 

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KERA WOOTEN
Independent Living Administrator

Kera Wooten has over 20 years of serving seniors. Kera grew her career working for Erickson Retirement Communities at both of its Virginia properties.  At the end of her tenure at Erickson, she was managing  four dining venues and over 150 employees with direct oversight of a $12 million budget.  Prior to that, she was employed by Marriott International-Senior Living Services in Delaware and Virginia.  Kera joins us from Sunrise Senior Living in Fort Belvoir, Virginia where she was the Associate Executive Director.  She managed the Independent Living operational departments and various community committees.  Kera received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delaware State University. She is a graduate of Erickson Culinary College and holds a National Food Managers Certification.   She has also received Train the Trainer, Foundations of Leadership, Tactical Leadership and Alzheimer’s Certifications. Kera served as the Chair of Family and Consumer Services for Fairfax County Public Schools and as a Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia.  Kera enjoys Muay Thai, reading, hiking and spending time with her daughter Regan.   

 

 

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