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    Culpepper Garden Senior Residences Logo

    Affordable housing and services for seniors in Arlington.

    Affordable housing and services for seniors in Arlington.


    Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation (ARHC)

    ARHC provides overall strategic direction and financial oversight, raises funds, manages volunteers and resident programs, and performs community outreach and advocacy for Culpepper Garden I, II and III.  ARHC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit.

    Culpepper Garden consists of four independent nonprofit corporations, including ARHC, set up to comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements. Each corporation is led by a board. All four boards have the same volunteer board members.

    Staff & Board

    The Boards for Culpepper Garden I, II and III and the Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation contain the same members, who are individuals with expertise in housing, finance, elder law and/or issues that affect the health and well-being of older people. They are committed to the mission, ensuring the continued success of Culpepper Garden and are active in the Arlington County community.

    ARHC Officers

    Susan Philp, Board Chair
    Chair, Government Relations Committee
    Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville

    Jeanne Broyhill, Board Vice Chair
    Co-Chair, Development and Outreach Committee
    Freddie Mac (retired)

    Elizabeth Wildhack, Secretary
    Co-Chair, Development and Outreach Committee; Chair, Governance Committee
    Thompson Wildhack, PLC

    Barbara Green, Treasurer
    Chair, Finance and Operations Committee
    Certified Public Accountant (self-employed)

    ARHC Board Members

    Timothy M. Aldinger, United Bank

    Marsha Allgeier, Arlington County (retired)

    Ken Augenbaugh, Arlington County (retired)

    Micheline Castan-Smith, Paradigm Companies

    Sen. Barbara Favola, Virginia State Senator

    Gregg Forte, Federal Reserve Board (retired)

    James Gladden, Caruthers Properties, LLC

    Doug Kelley, TruAmerica Multifamily, LLC

    J. Kenneth Marshall, M.D., Cardiologist (retired)

    ARHC Staff

    Executive Director
    Linda Kelleher

    Development and Communications Coordinator
    Emily Pfister

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Deborah Madden

    Property Management Staff

    Property Operations Director
    Doug Schroeder 

    Supportive Services and Resident Care Administrator
    Mary Van Wie

    Activities Director, CG III
    Melissa Ferdock

    Admissions Director
    Gloria Capri

    Administrative Special Projects Manager
    Cecilia Lazo

    Cynthia Rosano

    Certification Specialist
    Rebecca Ellison

    Dining Service Director
    Ray Riddle

    Employment Benefits and Administration Specialist
    Divya Chadha

    Front Desk Supervisor
    Marvin Davis

    Marketing and Admissions Manager
    Gregory Rehkopf

    Plant Operations Director
    Mike Shotwell

    Recertification Specialist

    Davine Hamlin

    Resident Services Director
    Marsha O’Donnell

    Resident Services Coordinator
    Fernanda Brito

    Coordinated Services Management provides property management services for Culpepper Garden.


    The nearby Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) founded the organization that is now ARHC in 1971, to generate support and raise funds to provide quality, affordable housing for senior citizens in the community. The church and its members have provided leadership, volunteer and financial support to Culpepper Garden for more than four decades.

    Arlington County has supported Culpepper Garden since its beginning, providing onsite services for residents as well as essential financial assistance. That assistance includes subsidies to help some residents pay rent, to defray assisted living costs and to cover the costs of additional meals for a limited number of independent-living residents.

    Culpepper Garden welcomes nonprofit and community partners to enrich the lives of our residents. Current partnerships include:

    • High School Student interns – Career Center students in the Culinary, Cosmetology, Physical Therapy, PEP (Program for Employment Preparedness) and Junior ROTC programs work with staff and residents.  
    • Polling Site – Culpepper Garden residents can vote onsite and we can also help residents obtain required voter ID
    • Library – Arlington County Library makes large print and talking books available onsite.
    • Money Management Assistance – Through an Arlington County grant to Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), part-time financial aid is available.
    • Legal Services – Legal Services of Northern Virginia comes to Culpepper Garden every six weeks.
    • Supplemental Food – Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) distributes food every two weeks.
    • Transportation – Senior Loop, Super Senior Taxi, Interim STAR Transportation, Metro Access, and Door-thru-Door provide transportation services to our residents.
    • College Students – Nursing students from Marymount University and Ph.D. psychology students from George Washington University gain real-world experience in public health and psychology counseling. George Mason University Health Administration interns gain nonprofit management experience.
    • Virginia Cooperative Extension — Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists help residents and volunteers maintain gardens and wooded areas on the Culpepper Garden site.
    • Faith-based community, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts — Enrich residents' lives with onsite activities.
    • Fenwick Foundation —  Provides free tickets to nearby cultural and sports events
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