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This Work is Our Vocation and it is an Honor

Inspirit’s leadership includes some of the nation’s most respected experts whose reputations and commitment to excellence are transforming the experience of senior living. Inspirit communities integrate the best medical and physical care into vibrant settings that foster joy—the joy of living your best.

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Leadership Team

Inspirit’s leadership includes some of the nation’s most respected experts whose reputations and commitment to excellence are transforming the experience of senior living. Inspirit communities integrate the best medical and physical care into vibrant settings that foster joy—the joy of living your best.

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President and
Chief Executive Officer

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.

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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.



Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Barbieri serves as Inspirit’s Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer; a strategic partner who provides organizational leadership over Inspirit’s existing and growing portfolio in the areas of operations, revenue, development, programs, and services.  Jonathan is an inspirational leader who is driven by his passion to serve and to create exceptional healthcare and lifestyle solutions.  Jonathan is a nationally recognized healthcare leader whose success can be attributed to his unwavering belief in the potential for betterment in every person.  Jonathan has over a decade of experience in operations, clinical practice, sales & marketing, finance, investor relations, training, and development.  Prior to joining Inspirit Jonathan served as The Hearth Management’s Senior Vice President responsible for organizational oversight, global strategy, and leadership over the mid-Atlantic, northeast, and Midwest.  Prior to joining The Hearth Management, Jonathan’s experience includes Chief Marketing Officer for Greenfield Senior Living, Vice President of Resident Care for Sunrise Senior Living, and States Director of Caregiver Homes.  Jonathan began his career in healthcare as a staff RN in the ICU serving severely compromised individuals.  It is from this early experience that Jonathan envisioned the great potential in people and services that can create betterment for all, regardless of circumstance.



VP of Programs and Services

As VP of Programs and Services, 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.

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Steve Johnson

Senior Director of Project and Facilities Management

Steve Johnson serves as Inspirit’s head of Facilities Management and Development, leading all matters related to project management, capital planning and budgeting, asset management and investment, facilities management, and procurement.  In his role, Steve oversees and directs facilities operations for the entire portfolio, as he is exclusively responsible to the President/CEO on matters that impact the company.  Steve is entrusted with the vital responsibility of advancing and influencing Inspirit’s expanding physical infrastructure and facilities.  He plays the principal role in guaranteeing that the organization’s facilities are optimally aligned with its operational needs and mission to create communities that foster health and well-being for all.

A strategic and inspirational leader, Steve has amassed over 19 years of executive experience providing purposeful leadership to innovative organizations with global reach.  Throughout his professional career, he has demonstrated a strong ability to drive continued process and operational improvements across various industries for both public and private companies.  Steve has proved central to developing Inspirit’s capital plans, partnering with CEO Dave McHarg to align programmatic needs with available facility space, devise creative solutions, and prioritize renovation projects.  With expansive exposure to the transportation and logistics industry, non-profit organizations, project management, and facilities oversight, Steve provides a compassionate yet knowledgeable basis to elevate the performance and capability of Inspirit’s portfolio.

Above all else, Steve leads with humility and a caring heart for others.  Chief among his priorities is to ensure that our residents are provided with every opportunity to live their best life – physically, mentally, and spiritually – through meaningful relationships and purposeful facilities.  Steve considers it an honor and a joy to serve Inspirit’s residents.

Besides his professional accomplishments, Steve enjoys personal time with his wife and three children.  Their favorite pastimes include hiking, kayaking, exploring the country on family vacations, volunteering, and being active in their faith.  Steve believes his family and the time spent with them to be the finest blessing of life.

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Doug Blevins

Director of Project and Facilities Management

As Director of Project & Facilities Management Doug is responsible for managing capital improvement projects and overseeing facility management operations for all Inspirit properties. Doug works closely with CEO-David McHarg, along with architects, contractors and designers to create fresh, new and innovative senior living experiences for our residents. Doug will evaluate, analyze and approve budgets, contracts and timelines for remodeling, new construction and capital improvements. He also works closely with community maintenance directors to oversee facility management and ensure that life safety requirements are upheld.

Doug brings more than 20 years as a Real Estate professional, design consultant, as well as urban and municipal planner in South Florida. Doug helped to develop Architectural and Landscape Design Guidelines for local municipalities. Doug has worked closely with city, county and state officials and has vast experience in site planning, building codes, interior and exterior design detail as well as landscape design.

Doug is a proud member of the Inspirit family and his role with Inspirit Senior Living will help ensure that quality, safety, and aesthetics come together to provide an exceptional senior living experience in a warm and inviting environment.


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.

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.

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Jake DeSantis

Regional Director of Wellness Services

Jake DeSantis is responsible for healthcare oversight, working closely with Inspirit corporate leadership and with all Inspirit Senior Living communities to ensure that every community’s wellness department has the tools they need to deliver the highest quality care for our residents. Jake brings his years of experience to provide hands-on support and guidance to help Inspirit team members achieve personal, community, regional, and corporate goals.

Jake began his career in 1990 as a Medical Specialist in the United States Army and went on to receive his Licensed Practical Nursing education in San Francisco, California in the late 1990s. Since then, he has held civilian positions in skilled care, acute care, and pediatrics. His many years of experience in the assisted living industry include a long tenure as regional director of healthcare services for a network of more than 20 assisted living communities throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.

In his off-work hours, Jake likes to spend quality time with his wife and four children.

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Jonathan Thompson

Regional Director of Training and Development

Jonathan Thompson joined Inspirit to provide a broad range of experience-based skills in the areas of operations, nursing, compliance, and training. Each of these domains is an area of mastery that Jonathan has built and developed over nearly 2 decades of work within our healthcare industry. His passion for care and eye for excellence helps to provide vision and direction for our teams across all campuses. Jonathan is responsible for creating, leading, and driving Inspirits leadership development programs, campus skills training, clinical excellence tools, and personal developmental trainings. His broad experience also provides direct assistance to each campus as well as a valuable resource to our clinical excellence team. Jonathan has helped bring to life Inspirits supportive programming and his programs have provided a tremendous investment in creating an ever-improving set of systems. Jonathan’s support across Inspirit continues to ensure that healthcare oversight and team member development matches the necessary focus that helps to differentiate Inspirit as the best-in-class provider that it is.

Jonathan began his healthcare journey in 2005 as a state tested nursing assistant for a local hospital and skilled nursing facility. After falling in love with serving others Jonathan enrolled in nursing school graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2008. Since then, Jonathan has worked in multiple roles including Unit Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing, Executive Director for Assisted Living Communities, Regional Director, and Corporate Training Expert and together these relevant experiences bring multiple years of experience together into an incredible resource.

Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys seeing live music and cooking at home trying exciting new dishes. His passion for life and zeal for inspiring those around him is felt throughout the organization, and it can be felt so palpably when engaging with him in any capacity. This energy and experience is an essential part of our Inspirit culture creation for existing and new campuses.
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Darlene Klamerus

Regional Director of Operations

Darlene Klamerus joined Inspirit Senior Living as a Regional Director of Operations serving 13 communities in the state of PA, WV, and DE.  She has been in the senior living industry for 20 years, working as Executive Director, Sr. Executive Director, Operations Specialist and Regional Director roles. Prior to that she worked in the public sector providing residential, educational, and mental health treatment services to individuals needing developmental and/or mental health services in a variety of positions. This time in her career allowed her to lay the foundation for her future success as a change maker and problem solver.

She has been successful working with underperforming communities and moving them to more effective and efficient operations. Her commitment to servant leadership and passion for serving the senior population has been the driving force behind her success in creating environments where excellence in service can thrive.

Darlene graduated from the California University of PA with a bachelor’s degree in social work early on in her career and then several years later went back to college to obtain a master’s degree in business administration. She has more than 45 years of experience serving the needs of our most vulnerable populations, starting in direct caregiving roles, and moving into progressively responsible roles in leadership.

In her personal life Darlene enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her church as a member of their choir, she also enjoys the creativity of crafting. Darlene finds time to participates on 2 non-profit boards that support advocacy for mental wellness and advocacy for senior services in PA.

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Ryan McCarthy

Regional Director of Operations - FL

Ryan McCarthy is an accomplished clinical professional with nearly a decade of dedicated experience in the healthcare industry. Specializing in home healthcare administration, assisted living, skilled nursing, and Director of Nursing roles, Ryan currently holds the position of Regional Director of Operations at Inspirit Senior Living, where he has consistently demonstrated a track record of excellence in senior living management.

With a background that includes serving as an Executive Director for assisted living and a Director of Nursing, Ryan has consistently showcased his exceptional leadership and management skills. In his current role as Regional Director of Operations, he is widely recognized for his expertise in budget management, consistently surpassing financial targets while upholding the highest standards of care. Ryan is known for providing invaluable support to his teams, and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.

Throughout his extensive career in the industry, Ryan has consistently shown an unwavering commitment to budget management, team support, and development. He is a highly respected and accomplished professional in the senior living management sector, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care at Inspirit Senior Living.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ryan treasures his personal time, which he dedicates to quality moments with his 6-year-old son. As a devoted father, he takes pride in attending his son’s flag football games and actively participates in and supports his child’s extracurricular activities.

Katie McHale

Katie McHale

Director of Marketing & Sales

Katie comes to Inspirit Senior Living with over 10 years of marketing experience in the senior living space. She’s previously held roles with Holiday Retirement, Milestone Retirement, and Hearth Senior Living. As Inspirit’s Director of Marketing & Sales, Katie has a passion for finding creative ways to generate leads, coaching sales teams, and implementing processes to help drive occupancy. Katie holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.
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