Compassion & Care. On A Mission.

For more than 60 years, The Army Distaff Foundation has been delivering cutting-edge housing, health, and wellness programs for the Knollwood Life Plan Community in NW Washington, DC.

The Army Distaff Foundation

The Army Distaff Foundation (ADF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1959 that built, owns, and operates Knollwood, a community for people age 62 and better. The Army Distaff Foundation is led by a prominent Board of Directors with fiduciary, strategic, and operational responsibilities for Knollwood. Led by General John M. Keane, USA, (Ret.), the Board works with a senior management team and an association of Knollwood residents to provide a compassionate, socially engaging community with a top-notch health and wellness experience so people can continue to get the most out of life.

Beyond operating Knollwood, the Army Distaff Foundation is a national thought leader on a mission to help all Americans age well by developing, applying, evaluating, and sharing new and innovative approaches in healthy living.

To learn more, visit The Army Distaff Foundation’s website.

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GEN John M. Keane, USA, (Ret.)

Board of Directors

GEN John M. Keane, USA, (Ret.)

Chairman 1st

RADM Kathleen L. Martin, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Chair, Trusteeship & Governance

HON Nelson M. Ford

Vice Chair, Finance/Treasurer

LTC Gordy Schnabel, USA, (Ret.)


MG Timothy McHale, USA, (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

VADM Frank Pandolfe, PhD, USN, (Ret.)

CEO, Pan Global Strategies

MG Anthony C. Funkhouser, PE, USA, (Ret.)

Kimberly A. Kuryea

Senior VP, General Dynamics

Leann Martin

COL Lucretia M. McClenney, MSN, RN, USA, (Ret.)

Nancy Roderer

President, Knollwood Resident Association

Robert Royer

General Counsel

LTG Edgar E. Stanton, III, USA, (Ret).

Dr. Catherine L. Turley, EdD

School of Medicine and Health Services, GW University

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Living Options

Independent living, assisted living, nursing care & rehab, memory support—around here, the options are many and the worries are few.

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Enticing activities and innovative programs—all in an environment that fosters interactions and nurtures friendships. Explore your surroundings.

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Knollwood welcomes former officers of the U.S. Uniformed Services and high-ranking government officials. See if you or a loved one qualifies.

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Get to know Knollwood.

Ideally situated on 16 beautiful wooded acres in NW Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park, Knollwood is an award-winning retirement community—complete with fun, holistic wellness programs and access to world-class medical services. More than a must-see, it’s a must-experience!

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