Senior Services of Alexandria Welcomes New Board Members

Senior Services of Alexandria Welcomes New Board Members

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed 5 new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020. The new members have a broad range of experience from the medical, federal government, legal and financial sectors.

“We are pleased to welcome such an impressive, diverse group of women and men to the Board of Senior Services of Alexandria, said incoming Board Chair Maribeth Bersani. Their talents and commitment to older adults will help SSA move forward providing more innovative programs and services to Alexandria’s older adult population.”

The new board members are:

Rina Bansai, MD – President of Inova Alexandria Hospital and Senior Vice President of Inova Health System. She joined Inova Alexandria Hospital in 2016 as the Chief Medical Officer and was named President in May 2019. She obtained a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master’s in Business Administration in 2001. Subsequently, she completed her internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Rina’s passion is to serve the community and optimize every patient’s health and wellness.

Claudia Kostel, Esq. – Practicing attorney in the role of Chief Counsel to an office within the Legislative Branch of the United States Government and provides legal advice and representation in all labor and employment law matters. Previously, she was a litigation attorney for a corporate law firm in Wilmington, Delaware. She earned her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University and her law degree from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She previously service on SSA’s Board from 2004-2007 as Chair of the Gala Committee.

Vivek Sinha, MD – Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Belleview Medical Partners, PC and Medical Director of Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community as well as Medical Director for Fairfax County and Alexandria City Public Schools. He has a Doctor of Medicine from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherland Antilles and a Bachelor of Arts, English from the State University of New York. He served as Chief Resident of Family Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. His honors include Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor in 2017 and Virginia Living Magazine Best of Virginia – Best Concierge Practice in 2018. Dr. Sinha is active with the Alexandria Fire Department as a Physician Lecturer.

Kathleen Trepper – is an Alexandria resident since 1993 after spending most of her corporate career in and around New York City. Her professional pursuits in the DC area have included management and communication roles with several trade associations. She recently retired from the Federal Government serving with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) working on the “Customs duty” scam prevention program aimed at protecting the senior population. She has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Delaware. She has served on several boards, as a volunteer for at Home in Alexandria (AHA) and is passionate about the rights and welfare of the senior population.

Bill Watts – Worked at the Inter-American Development Bank for close to 30 years as a Senior Investment Officer, managing US Dollars, British Pounds, Swiss Francs, Euros and the Yen. He served on the Westminster Presbyterian Church Session, was a Trustee, and Chairman of their Foundation Board for 3 years. He is active in the Alexandria community tutoring at George Mason Elementary School, youth adviser for Westminster Presbyterian Church and on the ALIVE investment and budget committees. He’s a DC-United season ticket holder and a life-long Boston Red Sox fan.

SSA welcomes this distinguished group of individuals to its Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. For more information about SSA’s work in the community, go to or its facebook page.