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News - January 21, 2021


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Goodwin House Incorporated Elects Garrett W. Erdle to Board of Trustees

Alexandria, Va. – Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) announced today that real estate development expert Garrett W. Erdle has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Erdle is the Founder and Principal of Eleventh Street Development, a real estate development and consulting firm focused on residential and mixed-use development.

“Garrett is a recognized leader in the real estate industry and has a strong commitment to fostering vibrant and caring communities across Northern Virginia,” said Mary Lewis Hix, chair of the Goodwin House Board of Trustees. “We are grateful to Garrett for bringing his sense of service to the Goodwin House mission and his real estate knowledge to our sense of duty to ensure that older adults of all income levels have safe and affordable options for their retirement.”

Erdle works primarily within the Capital Beltway, particularly in Alexandria and Arlington, in all aspects of the real estate development process from land acquisition, permitting, site plan development and collaboration with the local government agencies. With his election to the Goodwin House Incorporated Board, Erdle joins regional leaders in health policy, financial services, insurance and other fields of expertise who contribute to the Goodwin House mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and those that serve them.

“I am honored to join the Goodwin House Board of Trustees, which is a family and community minded organization serving such an important constituency,” said Erdle. “I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, senior leadership and staff to support many years of investment in uplifting older adults and equally benefitting from what they contribute to the fabric of our country.”

Erdle, an Alexandria resident, has lived and worked in the region for more than 20 years.  Among his contributions to local development, he served on the Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group in 2010 and the North Potomac Yard Advisory Group in 2016. In addition to the Goodwin House Board of Trustees, Erdle currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Patient Affairs Committee for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) in Richmond, Va.

Prior to his career in real estate development, Erdle worked in the fields of manufacturing, banking and investment. He earned a Master of Business from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia.

The Goodwin House Board guides the governance and strategic directions of the organization. GHI is in year three of a new strategic plan focused on growing its mission and serving more older adults across the National Capital Region. More than 2,000 older adults are now served daily by the Goodwin House Life Plan Communities and a growing portfolio of health care services supporting older adults who are aging in place in their homes throughout Northern Virginia.


About Goodwin House Incorporated: Celebrating 54 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a not-for-profit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Through its growing family of senior living and healthcare services owned and operated across Northern Virginia, GHI serves 2,000 older adults with options that includes: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads; an innovative continuing care at home program—Goodwin House at Home; and a portfolio of healthcare services and partnerships delivering Home Health, Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Palliative Care and Hospice. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia.

GHI also advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to promoting growth and education of staff as well as overall well-being and vibrant living as we age.


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