DAVID K. MCHARG
Inspirit President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave McHarg founded Inspirit to fulfill an ambitious vision: the transformation of the experience of aging in this country. Dave’s deeply held belief is that every human being has dreams to pursue—and gifts to share—at every stage of life. The Inspirit family of properties directly reflects Dave’s commitment to a senior care experience that infuses new energy, vigor, and sense of purpose into its residents’ lives.
Dave’s vision has been honed through almost 30 years of experience as a senior executive with regional and national senior living companies. Prior to founding Inspirit, Dave held progressively responsible leadership positions at Greenfield Senior Living, a regional provider headquartered in Falls Church, (VA), ultimately serving as Greenfield’s president and chief operating officer. Under Dave’s leadership, Greenfield grew from two local facilities to more than 20 facilities serving more than 1,300 residents in six states (VA, MD, PA, NJ, TN, and TX).
As Greenfield grew, so did Dave’s reputation for transforming under-performing facilities into thriving communities. He brings an unusual mix of gifts to the table, embracing a visionary understanding of what the resident’s experience should be and combining that vision with the drive and the skills to attract investment, run successful businesses, and turn dreams into reality.
Before joining Greenfield, Dave had been executive director of a large Sunrise Senior Living community in Alexandria, Virginia. His commitment to delivering quality program activities, enhancing facility amenities, and nurturing top quality staff filled the facility to capacity and earned him the Chairman’s Club award for “best performing Sunrise mansion.”
Dave began his healthcare career working for an acute rehabilitation hospital, then expanded into subacute rehabilitation within the skilled nursing home setting. Raised in Bermuda, Dave received a degree in business administration from Eastern University.
Chief Financial Officer
Sam Zarrabinia is Inspirit’s leader on all matters related to financial strategy. He is responsible for structuring acquisition transactions, crafting tax strategy, mitigating risk, and creating financial projections and reports. He also supports CEO Dave McHarg in managing relationships with Inspirit’s investors.
Sam’s professional experience for more than a decade has focused on providing the best innovative solutions. Prior to joining Inspirit, he worked in a series of progressively responsible management positions for Snyder Cohn, one of the Washington, DC area’s leading certified public accountancy and financial advisory firms. At Snyder Cohn, Sam worked with businesses in the hospitality, health care and real estate industries. He advised his clients in various areas of tax law, and provided expert consultation on mergers and acquisitions, interest transfers, and financial reporting.
Sam is a certified public accountant and received a master’s in taxation from the Kogod School of Business at The American University in Washington, DC. He strives to make every day the best day lived and hopes to achieve the same for our resident’s lives.
Regional Operations Director
As Regional Operations Director, Amy Kehrer leads critical functions including human resources, facilities management, procurement, regulatory compliance, and contracts administration. She also works closely with CEO Dave McHarg on Inspirit’s expansion plans and advises on investor relations issues and corporate communications.
Prior to joining the Inspirit team, Amy served as vice president for operations for the Autumn Group, a senior living management company based in her home state of Pennsylvania. She began her career in long-term care as the marketing and admissions coordinator with HCR Manor Care when the first assisted living community was built in her hometown.
Over the course of more than 30 years working in senior care, Amy has been responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at assisted living communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia. Her broad geographic experience, proven leadership, and shared commitment to Inspirit’s values make her a valued member of the senior executive leadership team.
Amy’s focus is on providing hands-on support, guidance, and direction to Inspirit Senior Living at both the headquarters level and to each Inspirit community to achieve personal, community, regional, and corporate business goals. She received a nursing degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Personal Care Home Administrator.