NEST Board of Directors 2017

marilyn-headshotMarilyn Spotswood
Board President
Marilyn has over 20 years experience in healthcare services, with a particular focus on collaborative models of care targeted to older adults. She has a MSW and a PhD in Health Services Research. Marilyn worked with the Virginia Long-Term Care Council on the design and implementation of a statewide case management program. She conducted research and managed practice sites for the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Marilyn also worked for many years as a project manager in the software industry. While staying at home to raise her two kids, she devoted herself to volunteering at her kids’ schools and with older adults in the community. She is thrilled to be part of the Board and hopes to use her research and project management skills to support NEST as it continues to grow. Marilyn and her family have lived in Ravenna for 15 years.


rosemary-headshotRosemary Blakemore
Board Vice President
Rosemary has been an active participant in NEST since its founding. With a background in social work, Rosemary most recently as Director of Resident Relations at the Kenney Continuing Care Retirement Community, where among other programs she created a “positive aging” series that won a Best Practices Award from the American Society on Aging. She has also been a medical social worker, community home health coordinator, and a caseworker for the state. She has lived in the same Viewridge home for almost 42 years, and is active at University Christian Church where she has been a member since 1957. Rosemary was recently widowed after a 41-year marriage. She enjoys spending time with her 4 step-children, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.


max-wells-3-26-06-headshotMax Wells
Board Secretary
Max is an entrepreneur and product manager with a flair for anticipating market trends. Max values optimizing processes, fostering creativity, and launching products.  He is expert at learning new products, industries, and the businesses that support them. Additionally, as an accomplished researcher and writer, Max distills complex subjects into simple, engaging messaging. He is a creative communicator and presenter, able to establish rapport with individuals and groups at all organizational levels.


Michael Schaedig
Board Treasurer
A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest (and current resident of the Ravenna/Maple Leaf neighborhood), Michael has spent his career in the Senior Housing industry. With the vast majority of people aging in their own homes, and strongly expressing a desire to stay there, Michael believes that initiatives like NEST are a vitally important way to expand the reach of services to those that might otherwise remain isolated in their homes. Providing a strong social and service network has benefits that go far beyond the health and wellness of individuals and serve to enrich the entire community in which we live. Serving the community in which he lives, and helping shape how these services are identified and delivered is something that holds great interest for Michael, and is just one of the reasons he’s delighted to be a part of the NEST board.


marcy-maurer-headshot_croppedMarcy Maurer
Originally from suburban Washington, DC, Marcy has lived in Maple Leaf for 22 years. Her career has been in health care administration, with 23 years at Group Health Cooperative, and for ten years at Public Health Seattle & King County, overseeing operations of the public health centers in King County. She has a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from William Smith College and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington. In her distant past, she was a VISTA volunteer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota and a case worker at Denver General Hospital. Marcy’s experience is in implementing strategies through empowered teams. She likes to garden and travel.


rob-waldman-headshotRob Waldman
Rob was raised in the New York City suburbs, where he lived until coming to Seattle in 2013.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and an MBA from Pace University.  He worked an actuary and computer systems development manager, where he gained experience managing people, projects, and budgets. He retired in 2004 and devoted his business skills to co-founding the New York based Center for Aging in Place in 2006.  Rob likes baseball and family genealogy.  He and his wife Jennifer have two children and three grandchildren.


nancy-nordquist-headshotNancy Nordquist
Nancy is an active NEST member and volunteer. NEST was a meaningful discovery for her in April 2016. Nancy’s mother lived to be 98 with Alzheimer’s and understands what it is like for families to struggle to find with the right care and resources. Nancy is recently retired from educational publishing, and is looking forward to enthusiastically supporting the growth and successful future of NEST and all of our members.


steve-camp-headshotSteve Camp
Steve is a NEST member, and most recently very actively engaged in the search for a new home for NEST. He has lived much of his life in Northeast Seattle, attending Eckstein Middle School and Roosevelt High School, and living the last 30 years with his wife Georgene in Laurelhurst. Steve was a Sales Executive with the Seattle Mariners prior to retirement.


Tina Hall
Tina has worked in the field of Senior care and housing for over 12 years, both at retirement communities and as an Eldercare Advisor, educating and helping older individuals and their families understand the various types of care options available, and how to access appropriate resources. She enjoys facilitating connections and finding new and creative solutions to common challenges through teamwork. She is a Certified Senior Advisor, a previous Senior Care Coalition Board president, and a very passionate advocate for seniors. Having lost her own father to Alzheimer’s disease, she knows what it is to struggle balancing what we and our families want with what we may need as we age. She is invested in the growth and success of villages as a vital support network for our aging society. Tina has lived in Seattle for over 26 years, and between working full time for Era Living and raising a teenage son, spends her spare time cooking for friends and creating art.