Martina joined the Leewood team as Admissions Director in November 2021. With a passion in working with the geriatric population and over 13 years of diverse healthcare experience – three of which were specifically within the skilled nursing and long-term care settings – she consistently adds a dimension of excellence to the department.
Martina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and is a licensed phlebotomist. A creative person with a warm smile and bubbly personality, Martina enjoys spending her spare moments with her teenage son and family.
Emil became Leewood’s Director of Rehabilitation in June of 2017 – just months after joining the team as a dedicated therapist. Using his previous assisted living management experience from two facilities in Prince William County, he leads the team with hands-on example, while incorporating a passion in everything he does. .
Emil graduated from Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia with a degree in therapy. A Pittsburgher through and through, he is a faithful member of the Steeler Nation. When not performing therapy, he plays with his two young sons and tries to meet the family goal of hiking every state park in Virginia, as well as West Virginia.
Marlon has been Leewood’s Director of Maintenance for close to two decades. Specializing in engineering and electrical technology, Marlon views Leewood as an extension of his family and enjoys assisting and charming residents, staff and visitors alike.
Originally from Cuartero Capiz, Philippines, Martin graduated from Western Visayas with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education. He is ever-devoted to his wife and son and uses his spare time for family activities.
Richard joined the Leewood facility in October of 2017 as Dietary Directory after becoming a Certified Dietary Manager in 2011. His work is especially meaningful to him because it gives him the opportunity to work in a nursing home and converse with the residents.
Richard graduated from the University in Bangladesh with an Accounting degree. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and listening to classical music.
Claudia is Leewood’s staffing and central supply coordinator. One of her key takeaways from being part of the team for 23 years is her observation that “no man is an island; no man stands alone; each one is a brother, a friend.”
Originally from Jamaica, Claudia traveled to the US as a teen. After furthering her education here, she obtained a degree in business administration. She has two lovely children, who motivate her to continue doing her best for them and the community, and pursuing her passions.
Arline Blakeney- Director of Medial Records joined Leewood Healthcare Center on June 5, 2000. Arline is a native Washingtonian that loves her city where she grew up in. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. Her passion for long term care and helping to meet the needs of the elderly has keep her her at Leewood for over 21 years.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, writing poetry.
One of her favorite quotes she uses is by Henry Ford
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is process .Working together is success”
She believes that success is measured by the team you share it with.