Easton, Md. – Londonderry on the Tred Avon is pleased to announce new Londonderry Board President, John Flohr, and welcome Jean Rhian and Steve Cades to its Board of Directors. The Londonderry Board of Directors is comprised of residents and community members who volunteer their time to provide guidance and strategic direction to the cooperative and its management team.
“We are very excited to announce John Flohr as the new Londonderry Board President,” says Christine Harrington, Londonderry’s newly appointed CEO. “With his many leadership qualities, John will be able to help the Board of Directors to connect and exchange ideas that will enrich our premier senior living community.”
John Flohr has been a dedicated member of Londonderry’s Board of Directors since 2021. He retired in 2018 after a four-decade career in the pharmaceutical industry focused in operations, marketing and sales. He most recently served as a Vice President of Konsyl Pharmaceuticals based in Easton. Flohr and his wife, Gail, moved to the Eastern Shore in 1983. Flohr is a member of the Rotary Club of Easton, serving as its president from 2020-2021. He is also a long-time volunteer with the Waterfowl Festival, serving on the organization’s board of directors for a decade, and is a former board member of the YMCA.
“We are also thrilled to welcome Jean Rhian and Steve Cades to the Board of Directors,” continued Harrington. “Since becoming residents, Jean and Steve have been active members of the Londonderry community. Londonderry will certainly benefit from their extensive community involvement, hard work and dedication.”
Rhian has served on the Finance Committee since she moved to Londonderry. She grew up in Frederick and Harford counties, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in 1978 and earned an M.B.A. from Wayne State University in 1980. Jean then worked at the Kmart Corporation headquarters as a systems analyst, designing business processes and mainframe systems. In 1985, she began working for Ford Motor Company in Finance and Governmental Affairs Systems, retiring in 2002.
Rhian and her husband, Jerry, moved to Easton to be near family and enjoy the climate. They have four children and four grandchildren located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington State.
Rhian’s community involvement includes serving the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in various leadership positions, working as a mediator at MidShore Community Mediation, and volunteering with Talbot Interfaith Shelter and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.
Steve Cades and his wife, Linda, moved to Londonderry in September 2020. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Germantown/Mt. Airy section. Putting himself through college, he received his bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey and later earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in sociology.
Cades became a teacher, his first position at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he taught for five years before being recruited by Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, to teach in the Sociology and Anthropology Department. In his thirty years there, he grew the department, which he chaired, and became a full professor. He retired in 2008, but was brought back in 2010 to be Acting Associate Dean during a period of transition for the college.
Cades married his wife, Linda, in 1968. Together, they have two sons, Aaron and Michael. Being a “fixer,” he requires a workbench wherever they live. Steve did the maintenance on his family’s old one-hundred-year-old house in Kennedyville, north of Chestertown. In his retirement, Cade’s particular pleasure has been to sing with the Chester River Chorale where he has also been a member of a smaller auditioned chorus and a member of the board.
“I’m looking forward to working alongside John, Jean and Steve, as well as the other board members, who are such wonderful representatives of our community, said Harrington. “Their support and knowledge will surely help me transition to my new role as CEO.”
About Londonderry on the Tred Avon
Londonderry on the Tred Avon is an intimate residential cooperative community for adults ages 62+, offering a variety of housing options from convenient apartments to spacious cottages among 29 acres, including 1500 feet of waterfront shoreline. For more information, visit www.londonderrytredavon.com.
Join us in welcoming New Board President, John Flohr!