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Over forty years ago, Richard and Audrey Tebbs gave birth to their third child, a baby girl who they named Anita Lynne. Anita Lynne was born with profound disabilities including cerebral palsy.


Star offers a comprehensive range of residential, day program and equestrian opportunities based in faith and executed with love and respect for the individuals served.Instead of institutionalizing their young daughter (which was customary at that time), the Tebbs transformed their lives into a cause for celebration and founded the Anita Lynne Home in 1970a place that had the warmth and closeness of family coupled with staff skilled in teaching children with intellectual disabilities. It was their vision to do all of this in a Christian atmosphere.

Today, Star Community remains true to that vision. What began as a home for four young children is now a vibrant, growing organization comprised of 10 distinct residences, a day program and an equestrian program located on 145 acres. Within our scenic setting Star's facilities include two greenhouses, an indoor swimming pool, nature trail and a handicapped accessible fishing pond.

Code of Ethics

Core Value:  Leadership
Ethical Principal:  Star will provide an open and supportive environment which will enhance the lives the people supported.

Core Value:  Integrity
Ethical Principal:  Star is committed to doing the right thing.

Core Value:  Professionalism
Ethical Principle:  Star will be credible in providing person centered services for the people supported.

Core Value:  Innovation
Ethical Principle:  Star will be forward thinking in meeting tomorrow’s challenges by being creative and visionary.

Core Value:  Trust
Ethical Principle:  Star will treat the people supported and staff the same way each would want to be treated.

Core Value:  Choice
Ethical Principle:  Star will support each person in making choices that lead to a Meaningful Life.


Board of Directors

Board Officers
Timothy Campbell, President
Jamie Geary-Mullendore, Vice President
Amy Whittington, Secretary
Scott Toms, Treasurer

Board Members
Anthony Akers
Russel Burton
Maurice Cahn
Dr. Michael Gould
Melissa Hahn
Tom Paton
Dr. Alfred Smith
Barbara Rossini
Jennifer Woodruff

Board Member Emeritus
Gordon (Mac) Roberts III

Legacy Board
Kristin Drake
Kellie Smeresky

Staff Directors

Luann Brechbill, M.Ed., MS
Executive Director
301-791-0011 x1304

Lisa Thomas
Human Resources Director
301-791-0011 x1309

Caroline Sayres
Director of Development
301-791-0011 x1308
Rachel Doyle
STAR Equestrian Center Director

Amber Weaver
Director of Employment and Meaningful Day Services
301-791-0011 x1114

Lisa Ausherman
Residential Director
301-791-0011 x1315

Cheryl Null
Finance Director
301-791-0011 x1303

Darin Shoop
Maintenance Director
301-791-2049 x1102

Lisa Lushbaugh, RN
Healthcare Director
301-791-2049 x1112



Star community seeks employees with compassion, empathy, commitment and talent. When you join Star, we will provide you with job-specific training so that you will be well prepared to preform your job to the fullest.

While qualifications for positions vary, minimum qualifications for all staff include:


Lisa Thomas
Human Resource Director
Phone: 301-791-0011 x309
Fax: 301-791-0018

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