OHFL Board Members

Tom Brunetto
OHFL Chair
Tom Brunetto has lived in the Olney area since 1983. Tom was a partner with Ernst & Young where he focused on management and strategic issues for the energy area. Presently he is a Managing Partner with DEFG and focuses on customer service. Tom is a caregiver for an elderly family member where he became interested in services available to seniors. He joined the Board of Olney Home for Life, Inc., in 2013, and serves as the organization’s chairmen and a volunteer driver. Tom is a graduate of the Montgomery County Senior Leadership Program, a civic engagement program for adults, 55 or over. Tom holds a Master of Economics from Boston College and a BSEE engineering degree from Northeastern University.
Gina Crosse
OHFL Board Member
Gina Crosse has been a resident of Olney since 2000. Gina is the Director of Operations at G6 LLC, a network-marketing agency that focuses on matching geriatric healthcare providers with individuals who need their services. Gina’s passion for helping seniors stemmed from her 15 years of experience in financial analysis with a focus in long-term care planning. She joined the Board of Olney Home For Life, Inc. in 2014, to increase educational outreach to seniors in need of support. She is also a member of Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS), DC Senior Resource Group, and American Geriatrics Society. Gina holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from University of Maryland.
Madeline Lyon
OHFL Board Member
Madeline Lyon has lived in the Olney area since 1971. She was a teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools and retired in 2007. During her years with MCPS she served as a cooperating teacher supervising student teachers, worked on remediation with students who did not pass the Maryland Functional Writing Test, sponsored a literary magazine, served as a mentor to aspiring teachers in the John Hopkins ProMat program, and served on a book selection and evaluation committee as a representative from one of the schools where she taught. Madeline became interested in Olney Home For Life after hearing about it from a neighbor who was one of the founders. She started volunteering as a driver and still drives while also serving as a board member focusing on organizing volunteers. Madeline is also a member of the Olney Library Advisory Committee.
Bill Isaacs
OHFL Treasurer
Bill Isaacs has been a resident of Olney for over 30 years and has lived in Montgomery County his entire life. Bill is the tax manager at Wight & Walsh, LLC located in Olney Maryland. He joined the Board of Olney Home for Life, Inc. in 2015 and serves as the organization’s Treasurer. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. Bill has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994 and has been working in public accounting since 1987.
Carol Cohen-Wolfe
OHFL Board Member
Carol has been a resident of Olney, Maryland since 2001 and a resident of Montgomery County for over 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU, and has specialized in the field of geriatrics for over 25 years. Carol is a certified Retirement Living Administrator and Assisted Living Manager. She served as Vice President of Housing Operations for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington from 1994 through 2014. Recently Carol was appointed to the Montgomery County Board of Social Services and has taken on positions in Olney, working with faith based non-profit organizations that serve residents of Olney and the surrounding communities.
Don Sweeney
OHFL Board Member
Don Sweeney has been a resident of the Silver Spring/Ashton area since 1982. Don was a partner with Ernst & Young where he served in a number of leadership roles and specialized primarily in the healthcare industry. Don graduated from the University of Maryland with an MBA in Finance. Since he retired in 2001 he has served on various Boards, including Prescott College in Arizona and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney. He joined the Board of Olney Home for Life in 2015 and is particularly interested in the role played by OHFL in helping seniors maintain an active lifestyle by offering needed transportation.
DaCosta Mason
OHFL Board Member
DaCosta Mason is a resident of Montgomery County whose career focused on protecting the rights of older people. He was a staff attorney representing clients 60 years of age and older for Legal Counsel for the Elderly in Washington, DC. Later, DaCosta managed a team of strategists and issue experts in the Government Relations and Advocacy Group at AARP. After leaving AARP, DaCosta participated in the Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy at the University of Maryland and was a graduate of Senior Leadership Montgomery. As a volunteer, DaCosta was Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging and currently serves as a driver and member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Northwest Meals on Wheels Program.
Larry Willett
OHFL Board Member
Larry Willett has been living in Olney since 1975. He is the Director for Independent Living at Brooke Grove Retirement Village, where he began working in 2009. “Excellent service every time” is the motto at Westbrooke Clubhouse (where the independent living residents dine as well as take part in various activities) and sums up Larry and his team’s commitment to the residents of Brooke Grove. Prior to working at Brooke Grove, he worked for two restaurants, Equinox and David Greggory, in downtown DC. Preceding that, Larry had been an editor and productions manager for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, a commission serving the English-speaking bishops in the Roman Catholic Church. He has a BA in Philosophy from Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Catonsville, Maryland. Larry joined the Olney Home for Life Board in April 2017 and is very interested in helping seniors maintain their independence thus enhancing the quality of their lives.
Gail Gannon
OHFL Secretary
An Olney resident for over 10 years, Gail is a graduate of UMBC’s Erickson School of Aging and holds a MA in Management of Aging Services. She works for Trilogy Consulting, a boutique firm that specializes in research, strategy and innovation for organizations involved in the longevity economy. She also teaches at the UMBC Erickson School. Previously, Gail served as a volunteer ombudsman for the Montgomery County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, where she advocated for enhanced quality of life and person-centered care for residents of long-term care communities. Her commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors motivated her to join Olney Home for Life as a volunteer driver, wanting to help seniors remain independent and thrive in the greater Olney community. Before focusing full-time on aging services, Gail worked in financial management roles at non-profit organizations. She is a CPA and holds a MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park.