Steve & Cathy Lorberbaum
Founders, Assisting Hands of Potomac
Steve and Cathy Lorberbaum started Assisting Hands of Potomac after successful careers as an attorney and marketing manager respectively.
“We wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our mission is simple – to provide the best care possible for our clients, while providing a great place to work for our employees.”
Steve is a Certified Senior Advisor and was a practicing attorney, licensed in the District of Columbia for over 30 years. For the last ten years, he has served as a senior operations consultant and executive with a broad background in real estate, specialty finance, and systems integration. Steve has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a JD degree from George Washington University.
Steve is active in several civic organizations and is the President to the DC Tri-state Chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He is also a Board Member and Treasurer of Cupid’s Charities of Washington, DC.
Cathy Lorberbaum is a yoga instructor, and has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. Cathy has taught at several yoga studios in the DC area, as well as managed the yoga program at LifeTime Athletic in Rockville, MD for the past two years. Cathy holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Florida, and has completed one year of an MBA program at Marymount University in Virginia.
Prior to teaching yoga, Cathy held various marketing positions at several telecommunications companies in the Washington, DC area including: COMSAT Communications, GTE Spacenet, and PictureTel.
Director Community Relations
Kathleen Mahoney McGuinness CHME –Director Community Relations, is a Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive with over 30 years of extensive professional experience and a significant track record of executive accomplishments. Noteworthy business specialties are, relationship management, global business development, and marketing. Prior long term leadership employment was with a Fortune 500 Company and a foreign government (Cayman Islands) in British West Indies.
In 2009, her parents became ill and she evolved into a primary caregiver for several years. Her senior personal experience in long term caregiving and subsequently advocating for responsible elder care has become an ardent commitment.
A 4th generation Washingtonian, in her spare time she is active in her community. She currently serves as President of a Washington metro area nonprofit, an Architectural Committee member of a Potomac HOA, and serves as panel judge bi-annually for Georgetown University senior oral public speaking exams.
Kathleen brings personal qualities of integrity, reliability, and a passionate commitment to improving the lives of Assisting Hands clients, caregivers, and community partners.
Director of Nursing
Leyla has been a nurse for over 10 years and has enjoyed working with many different populations including children and teenagers as well as senior citizens.
She joined the Assisting Hands Team in July 2016.
She completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing at Marymount University in Arlington VA and obtained her MBA from George Washington University.
She spent most of her adult life in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. When she is not working she enjoys hiking, baking, entertaining friends and family, and spending quality time with her young niece and nephews.
Leyla is an avid dog lover who volunteers with dog rescue organizations. She believes we are put on earth to serve others and she feels this is a true gift of the nursing profession.
Human Resource Manager
Debby’s role is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing our Certified Nursing Assistants and maintaining current HR files and databases.
Debby Leber joined Assisting Hands in May 2016. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She has over 30 years of experience in professional office management and human resource administration. Twenty of those years she worked in a CPA firm which specialized in healthcare consulting.
Debby is a native Marylander and has lived her entire life in Montgomery County. She has two sons and five grandchildren and stays busy babysitting and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.