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Our Team

OHFL BOARD MEMBERS

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Claudia Warren-Taylor

CHAIR
Dr. Claudia Warren-Taylor is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over twenty years of service in the hospital, long term care, the healthcare industry. She has served the senior population for over thirty years. She is the founder and operator of a group of assisted living and a primary care house call practice in the DMV area. She lives in the Montgomery County area.
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DaCosta Mason

VICE CHAIR
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.
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Bill Isaacs

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.
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Evelyn Harkins

SECRETARY
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.
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Lesley Browne

BOARD MEMBER
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Frank Cottone

BOARD MEMBER
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Tonja Paylor

BOARD MEMBER
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Pam Grant

BOARD MEMBER

Pam has lived in the Olney/Brookeville area for 35 years. Prior to joining Olney Home for Life (OHFL), she has 10 years experience volunteering in the area.

She was a Federal Government employee at the Food and Drug Administration for over 27 years. She served as Management Officer and Training Liaison; overseeing and directing personnel, recruitment, payroll, budget, facilities, travel, and staff training. In addition, she worked over 6 years in the private sector.

Pam attended Towson University and University of Maryland. She joined OHFL in 2017 as a volunteer driver and became an active member of the fundraising and outreach committees before joining the Board of Directors in 2019.

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LYNN CASTAGNA

BOARD MEMBER

Lynn Castagna is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to becoming the Director at Sentara Potomac Hospital, she was the Executive Vice President of the Food for All Seasons Foundation in Washington, DC, providing food to senior citizens in DC, MD, and VA. Lynn retired in 2011 from her full time career at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. She ended her career there after serving as the Director and Office of Development and Volunteer Serviced from 1998 thru 2011. 

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Larry Willett

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.