Eppel most recently was executive director of Atrium Village, a residential facility for seniors in Owings Mills.
Before that, he worked for 19 years in the Baltimore County Department of Aging, the last seven as its director.
Eppel is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Certificate on Aging Advisory Board and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Mental Health Advisory Council; he also is treasurer of the Maryland Gerontological Association, a past president of the Maryland Area Agencies on Aging, and a recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award from the International Council on Active Aging.
The Myerberg Center provides over 125 programs for 1,000 members ages 55 and over.
Education: B.S. in accounting, Towson State University, master’s in geriatric management, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Resides in: I live in Baltimore County and never left Maryland. I am a Reisterstown resident living in the rural area of Reisterstown.
Daily commute: I commute about 15 miles to work. Because my Dad recently passed, before I go to work each morning I attend religious service.
Recent vacation: My beautiful wife and I just went to Jamaica. Robyn just turned 50 and we celebrated outside of the U.S., as she did not want a party (or perhaps even a surprise party).
Hobbies: I love to ski and have been skiing since I was 15. This is a sport you can do well into your 80s if you’re lucky. It is like riding a bike. I am 55 and while I no longer look for the hills to catch air and jump, I love this sport. I also like football and baseball.
Favorite book: My favorite book is “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Everyone can dream and live a full life. This book provides a great perspective on life in a nursing home and how we can live our dreams.
Favorite food: I love a big, fat corned beef sandwich with coleslaw and Russian dressing.
Favorite quotation: “Make it happen.” I think those who have worked around me and those know me would tell you I always say “please!” I like to work on new ideas and projects. I am truly an idea person. I love to create change and broaden an organization’s thinking. My favorite thing to do is public education. Getting older is not so easy because there are so many issues that people have never dealt with. These include taking care of our parents, dealing with and understanding Medicare, and helping our children.