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

Peter Kant, Board Chair
Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
CEO, Enabled Intelligence

Susan Philp, Board Vice Chair
Chair, Expansion Work Group Committee
Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville

Brent Baxter, Secretary
Chair, Development and Community Outreach Committee
Manning and Murray

Charles Meng, Treasurer
Chair, Finance & Operations Committee

ARHC Board Members

Ken Aughenbaugh, Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, Arlington County (retired)

Brent Baxter, Manning and Murray

Micheline Castan-Smith, Paradigm Companies

Sen. Barbara Favola, Virginia State Senator

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

Mesbah Motamed, Millenium Challenge Corporation

Barbara Green, Certified Public Accountant (self-employed)

Chris Spahr, Wells Fargo

Hugh Franklin, TD Bank

Sandy Bushue, B&I Transportation Consulting

Kathy Cameron, National Council on Aging

Andres Tobar, Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC)

Vinh Nguyen, The World Bank

Adam Krischer, Partner, Dennis, Stewart and Krischer

Rafael Roman, Arlington County

ARHC Staff

Executive Director
Marta Hill Gray

Development and Communication Director
Jasmin Witcher

Volunteer and Programs Manager
Laura Orihuela

Culpepper Garden Property Management Staff

Property Operations Director
Paul Timpane

Assisted Living Administrator
Amanda Hemminger

Assisted Living Activity Coordinator
Kiarra Clark

Admissions Director
Stephanie Escoe

Business Office Manager
Olga Peay

Accounting Manager
Angela Scott

Certification Specialist
Khalil Vinson

Dining Services Director

Front Desk Manager
Milad Sharif

Marketing and Admissions Manager

Director of Plant Operations
Ever Sanchez

Resident Services Director
Rebekah Pearson

Resident Services Coordinator
Brittney Lampkin

Director of Compliance
Niveen Laa

Assisted Living Resident Services Coordinator
Renita Payne

Director of Nursing

Coordinated Services Management provides property management services for Culpepper Garden.

Denise White, President, Coordinated Services Management.


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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