OHFL BOARD MEMBERS
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.
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.
Evelyn Harkins has resided in Olney for 36 years. She is currently an employee of the DHHS of Montgomery County, MD in School Health. She has also worked in the hospitality industry for 45 years in different aspects; owning her own restaurant and catering company; working for executive chef @ Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts; owner/investor in Hospitality Staff LLC, a company of 25 years supplying temporary help for the hospitality industry with five offices on the east coast. Evelyn graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Business Administration. She started driving for OHFL in 2012 while earning her CNA/GNA from Howard CC, and now is a friendly caller. She joined the board of OHFL in 2018.
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.
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.