Meet the NCCAP Board



IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Dawn Worsley, ACC, CDP. Dawn is the owner of Dawn on the Horizon, LLC in Baltimore, MD. She serves on a variety of boards including and is an Activity Consultant Certified (ADC), Certified Eden Alternative Associate, Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and Licensed Instructor. She serves as an Activity Director, Consultant for Corporate Program Development, Admissions & Marketing, Director of Alzheimer's and Gero-psych Units and Regional Clinical Specialist. She is a pioneer and expert in long-term care specializing in regulatory compliance, resident rights and culture change. A national speaker on topics for healthcare workers, she is published in both print and video working in collaboration with the University of Maryland Video Press.


PRESIDENT: Linda Redhead, MS, ACC, EDU.  Linda is the Owner of the Activity Advisor. She graduated from the ‘School of Visual Arts’ with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and Art Therapy. Linda is also a ‘College of New Rochelle’ graduate with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy. Linda has worked with many different populations, but eventually found her passion working with the elderly. She has over 33 years of activity experience in long-term care, has worked in several long-term care facilities and is currently a director of Activities in Fishkill, NY. As a Licensed Instructor she was awarded the "Instructor of the Year" in 2013 and was a founding member of the Activity Professionals of the Hudson Valley Association. Previously, Linda served as New York State Representative, Board Member for Special Projects, Chairperson for Special Projects, and NCCAP Vice President.


   VICE PRESIDENT: Kara Reiser, ACC. Kara Reiser has been an Activity Professional for over 35 years and NCCAP certified since 1986. She has worked across senior living communities in positions of leadership, management, and compliance in regulations and safety. Using a foundation of compassion and creativity, Kara mentors other Activity Professionals and trains direct care staff to lead activities that enhance quality of life. Kara has been a proud member of the Minnesota State-Wide Activity Professional Organization (MNSwap) since 1990 and continues to serve in formal positions with MNSwap. Previously, Kara served as Chair of NCCAP’s Membership Committee, playing the valuable role of organizational liaison to our certified professionals.

   SECRETARY: Charles de Vilmorin. Charles is CEO and co-founder of Linked Senior, Inc., Linked Senior, Inc., the leading resident engagement platform for senior care based in Washington, DC. Charles completed NCCAP's Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) and also serves on the board of the Validation Training Institute, which features a method of communication developed by Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia. He holds a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in International Management from Dauphine University, Paris.