Brooke Kenny, CDP, MA
Brooke is a certified dementia practitioner who began her tenure four years ago as the Club’s Program Director. She brings a unique combination of creativity and compassion to her leadership. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University. Brooke enjoys swimming and cheering on the University of Maryland basketball teams. She lives with her family in Greenbelt, MD.
Leah Covert, MA
Leah holds a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Indiana University. Her undergraduate degree, also from Indiana, is in exercise science with minors in gerontology and psychology. Leah began working for Friends Club in 2013, and after taking some time off to care for her new daughter, she has returned to Friends Club as Program Director. Leah is tremendously hard working and is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults with cognitive impairment. She lives with her family in Alexandria.
Linda Ryan, CDP
Assistant Program Director
Linda joined the friends club team one day after retiring from the marketing department at Arden Courts Kensington. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge about dementia care from both a professional and a personal perspective. She started a support group for caregivers of people with frontotemporal dementia and also serves on the speaker’s bureau for the Montgomery County Dementia Friendly initiative, which aims to help communities better accommodate people with memory impairment. Prior to her work at Arden Courts, Linda spent 23 years working as a sales trainer for Xerox. She lives in Washington, D.C. and enjoys travel and theatre.
Debbie is an organizational guru who makes certain that Club operations run smoothly. She has a bachelors degree from Johnson and Wales University and has worked extensively in the hospitality industry. Her wonderful sense of humor keeps us all going. Debbie lives in Germantown with her family.