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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.



Interim Executive Director

Bio coming soon 


Elaine Koubek

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. 




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.


Monique Elizer

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. 


Pamela Mills

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.


Kristina Pare

Senior Accountant

Lauren 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 annual budgets. Before coming to WLR in October 2016, Lauren was a Senior Audit Associate at CohnReznick LLP in Baltimore, MD. As a Senior Audit Associate, Lauren was responsible for providing for-profit and non-for profit developers, public housing authorities, state housing credit agencies, and investors with audits of financial statements performed using generally accepted auditing standards. Lauren holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.


Carol Davis

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. 


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.


Wency Chapnkem

Myra Sermon
Director Of Nursing

Since earning her nursing degree from Brokenshire College in Davao City, Philippines, Myra Sermon has been in nursing for more than 30 years with experience in the emergency department, intensive care unit, and wound care. She has worked in many different hospitals and healthcare facilities both here and abroad, including Germany and the Philippines, while her husband served in the military. Myra later transitioned to skilled nursing.

Her experiences as a nursing consultant and Director of Nursing have contributed to her extensive experience in patient care and regulatory compliance. Myra applies her expertise in auditing patient care, monitoring adherence to policies and procedures, and providing education to clinical staff to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

In her free time she likes to travel with her family and is active in her church community. She desires to provide excellent nursing care to her patients and provide education to the staff.



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