Our Team

DSC_5792Steven A. Nash, NHA

President and CEO, Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.

  • BA, Princeton University

Mr. Nash has served elders since 1986 in a variety of roles, including as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1994. He is active in his community and profession, where he has served on several local and national association boards, such as the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Home Administrators, LeadingAge, the District of Columbia Health Care Association and the National Association of Boards of Long Term Care, all in various leadership positions.

“My interest in long-term care (LTC ) has come from the roots of a family that has been involved in service to elders for years. I heard stories about how my great-grandmother would collect and deliver – through her grandchildren – ‘pennies from heaven’ to help Stoddard serve its residents. Several of my great-aunts served as nurses and in food services for years as Stoddard grew and transitioned. Finally, I was exposed to LTC when my mother suffered from the devastating disease, multiple sclerosis, from a very early age. In essence, this profession has been a substantial and sustained calling to which I have said ‘Yes!'”


DSC_5126Mahesh Tyagi, CPA, MSc, MA

Chief Financial Officer, Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.

  • MSc, George Washington University

As a certified public accountant with over 25 years of healthcare experience, Mr. Tyagi has served as a adjunct professor at a local community college since 1991 in addition to his commitments to various committees and nonprofit boards.

“To me accomplishment means doing things for others that are positive, meaningful and memorable.”


DeLace BurchDeLace Burch

Chief Human Resources Officer, Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.

DeLace Burch joined the Stoddard Executive Leadership Team in August 2022 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Burch is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years of experience partnering with business leaders, driving change initiatives, serving as a resource and advocate for employees, and achieving organizational objectives. Development of creative solutions and the consistent use of a strategic lens are key strengths that she employs across multiple areas in the management of HR, i.e., employee and labor relations, training, development, corporate culture, change management, talent acquisition, Affirmative Action/EEO, etc. Ms. Burch leads a Stoddard team of human resource professionals who focus on recruitment, orientation and onboarding, workforce development, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, employee relations, engagement, etc. at a programmatic level throughout the organization. 

Before joining the Stoddard leadership team, she previously held senior human resource leadership and consulting positions with Luminis Health Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, MD; Washington Center for Aging Services, Inc., District of Columbia; SUPRA Home Care and Management, New Orleans, LA and Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD among others. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education from St. Mary’s Dominican College, New Orleans, LA; a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Howard University and a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

Arlethia Thompson

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO