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.

Scott Burkholder, PMP
Regional Director of Asset Management

Scott Burkholder is responsible for strategic oversight of existing Inspirit communities and for helping evaluate potential new properties that could fit with the Inspirit mission and vision. Thanks to decades of progressively responsible positions in the construction industry, Scott combines management and leadership skills with an expert understanding of the physical structures that house Inspirit communities.

Scott jumped into the construction industry right out of high school, receiving a diploma in carpentry from the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center and then working his way up the ranks through a variety of field assignments and into management. As Inspirit’s Regional Director of Asset Management, Scott works closely with CEO Dave McHarg to oversee all capital processes and assist in facilities operations of all Inspirit communities. He manages contracts, works with each community’s management to define and pursue their goals, documents best practices for each community’s operations, and prepares operating and capital expenditure budgets. Along with his responsibilities to existing Inspirit communities, Scott is also an integral member of the advance team, assisting with due diligence and acquisition strategy for potential new additions to the Inspirit family of properties.

Scott has a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He enjoys volunteering his time at his local church as well as various community and professional organizations such as Crossfire Youth Ministries and Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania. In his off-work hours, Scott can be found spending quality time with his wife and two sons and with luck, maybe even playing some golf.

Connie Clem
Regional Director of Inspirational Leadership

In Connie’s position of Regional Director of Inspirational Leadership, she is responsible for shaping the culture of Inspirit Senior Living. Her direction and leadership shapes a spirit of truth, trust, and integrity. Her responsibilities include training, both with our staff, and our communities. She provides daily inspiration to our teams to encourage their efforts, enthusiasm and creativity. She also provides support to families, residents and staff. She strives to inspire everyone to find positive solutions

Connie comes to Inspirit with 40 years of experience in the field of working with seniors and persons with disabilities. She has been a leader with children and adults with disabilities and currently serves in the community as an advocate for seniors and others that need special services. She has been a Director of an Assisted Living Facility and a Director of Community Relations and Education. Connie is also a Certified Senior Advisor, and is able to assist Seniors with decision making for their futures.

The goals that Connie pursues in life and with Inspirit Senior Living, is to provide love and kindness to all individuals, both those who serve and those who are being served.

Cindy Miller
Regional Director of Marketing

Cindy Miller is Inspirit’s regional director of marketing. She is responsible for monitoring industry pricing and operational trends and using that market intelligence to develop marketing strategies that will ensure Inspirit’s leadership position. She works also works closely with the leadership teams of each Inspirit community to develop detailed property-specific marketing plans with an emphasis on cultivating strategic business partnerships andrelationships with industry influencers.

Cindy has worked in the healthcare and assisted living profession since the early 1980s. Prior to joining Inspirit Senior Living, she was the regional director of marketing and sales for a Pennsylvania-based assisted living company serving seniors in the mid-Atlantic/Southern United States. Shehas also been a consultant for several senior-living communities, delivering expert counsel and staff training in sales and marketing techniques.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Cindy is active in several volunteer organizations including the Women’s Capital Area Networking Group,  Senior Outreach Services, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.