SSAI Staff

Donna Satterthwaite — Interim Executive Director (; 301-578-8804)
Donna Satterthwaite joined Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) in March 2013 as Director, Employment Services. She leads the SCSEP Performance team who provide technical assistance to SSAI subgrantees in the areas of recruitment and unsubsidized placement of SCSEP participants. Prior to joining SSAI, Donna was Director, Talent Acquisition at University of Maryland University College. She has over 20 years of experience leading recruitment teams in various industries with organizations such as ADP, EDS, Lucent Technologies and Deloitte Consulting. Donna uses her previous experience to provide job search coaching to displaced workers. She has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Maryland, College Park.

Anthony R. Sarmiento — Executive Director (Retiring on March 31, 2017) ( 301-578-8469)
Tony Sarmiento is responsible for the overall operation and administration of Senior Service America, Inc., (SSAI) including its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program. He directs the SSAI staff in the fulfillment of program goals and policies. In his career in workforce development and adult education, he has held senior positions at the national AFL-CIO and the D.C. Department of Labor. He currently serves as board chair, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs; board secretary, Silver Spring Village; board vice chair, American Youth Policy Forum; and board member, Poverty and Race Research Action Council. He also serves on the Community Council for WAMU-FM, the leading public radio station in greater Washington, DC; named fellow by the Gerontological Society of America; and elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Christine Garland — SCSEP National Director (; 301-578-8932)
Christine “Chris” Garland has more than 20 years’ experience with human services program development, delivery, management and administration with community-based organizations and has developed several award winning programs. Chris has served as a Case Management Services Director for the Jefferson Area Board on Aging as well as an Executive Director of MEDBANK of Maryland. In 2003, Chris began working for Senior Service America Inc. She has served in a variety of positions within the organization and since 2009 has been SSAI’s National Director of the agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) grant. Chris holds a Certificate in Aging from the Institute for Geriatric Social Work from Boston University. She earned both her Certificate in Nonprofit Management and her M.S.W. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary.

Lynn Woo — Director of Finance (; 301-578-8952)
Lynn Woo received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from University of Maryland, University College. She joined Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) in December 2009 as Controller and assumed her current position as Director of Finance in 2012. Before SSAI, she worked for other non-profit organizations including Government Employee Benefits Association as Director of Accounting and Manager of General Accounting at America Chemical Society. Prior to working for non-profit organizations, she led the accounting department at Advisory Communication Systems and was appointed as assistant controller at Encore Marketing International. Her 30 plus years professional expertise includes compensation and benefits, and legal compliance.


  • Ingrid Blackwood —Thomas SEE/ACES Grants Finance Manager
  • John Smith — SEE/ACES Program Director
  • Marlene Williams — Human Resources Manager
  • Monica Gantt – SCSEP Administrative Manager
  • Postell Carter — Information Systems Manager
  • Robert Harootyan — SCSEP Research Manager
  • Steven Sandberg — Controller
  • Theresa Reynolds SCSEP — Quality Assurance Manager

SCSEP Operations — Program Officers

  • Barbara Ledyard
  • Constance Todd
  • Joshua Wadsworth

SCSEP Performance— Program Officers

  • Dennis Nelson
  • Glendale Johnson
  • Janet Ray
  • Rita Monroy

SCSEP Compliance Program Officers

  • Gwen Haney
  • Suzy Mead
  • Don Gatewood

SEE/ACES Programs — Field Operations Officers

  • Jennifer Bivens
  • Sarah Branch

Information Systems

  • Arnold Yin — Statistical Data Analyst
  • Kyle Massenburg — Business Systems Analyst