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Hugh Reese

DwellAssured CEO


Hugh Reese founded DwellAssured with the sole mission to help older adults age at home successfully by giving them a SafeHaven community that meets their everyday needs. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Hugh has spent 43 years in a variety of leadership positions within the United States Navy, private business, and non-profit organizations, including more than 30 years working with older adults. He has worked with older adults both as a volunteer and as a director of numerous non-profits. His volunteer experience includes being a charioteer for his church, a hospice volunteer, a nursing home companion, and a family caregiver. In addition, he has spent time as chairman of the board of numerous non-profits including Episcopal Senior Ministries and Friendship Terrace, Inc., a subsidized low-rent housing complex in northwest Washington DC.

Hugh is a serial entrepreneur having served as the founder and CEO of a real estate affinity group in addition to time spent as a senior executive at The Washington Home and Hospice.

Rachel Seltzer, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS, ECHM, CFPS

SafeHaven 360 Director


Rachel’s personal and professional experiences have fueled her passion for working with older adults, and their families, to help them age-in-place successfully. In her role as SafeHaven 360 Director, Rachel is responsible for evaluating the needs of DwellAssured members and helping to create a customized SafeHaven 360° Plan™ so they can continue to live independently in their homes.

Rachel is recognized as an aging-in-place leader, built on her 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist, and advanced degree in Occupational Science. She has a clinical background in a wide variety of practice areas across the medical and rehabilitation fields, including acute care, sub-acute and skilled rehabilitation, cardiac, orthopedic, and neurological disorders.
She is a certified aging-in-place specialist with the National Association of Home Builders and a senior safety specialist with Age Safe America. Rachel received her executive certificate in home modification from The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and is a certified fall prevention specialist.

Our experts can speak to a variety of topics including:

  • How DwellAssured is changing the geriatric model in this country and helping older adults age-in-place based on their individual needs and routines
  • How a person can start a conversation with their loved one about the need to create a SafeHaven
  • How a personalized SafeHaven 360 Plan ensures that every need is met in the home to thrive and live independently

For more information or to schedule media interviews, please contact Kim Lehman, 717-599-0891, kalehman@ptd.net