Tam Bharakhda, Director
Tam Bharakhda is the Vice President of Advertising and Marketing at Wallick Communities. IN this role Tam leads the advertising and marketing groups including the creation of communication strategies for both the companies affordable housing and senior living sectors. She brings a wealth of experience in managing the business and consumer marketing strategies for companies such as Fitch, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Ologie, Alliance Data and Nationwide. She also brings signficiatn experience in marketing and branding in the non-profit space, as a Board Member and volunteer.
Tam came is a graduate of the University of Greenwich in London, U.K., with degrees in Marketing and French. She enjoys travelling the globe in search of fantastic culinary experiences, and flavors from around the world. She is also an active hiker, gardener, tennis player and skier.
Angela Bretz, Director
Angela is the vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. In this role she establishes and oversees the development, implementation and operation of all corporate diversity, equity and inclusion work, including strategic programs, procedures and policies to maintain a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and strong external diversity partnerships and brand. Angela is the company diversity, equity and inclusion strategic business partner, providing thought leadership and consulting.
A career Nationwider, Angela has demonstrated strong leadership, a deep background in strategic planning, project management and claims with extensive knowledge of P&C operations. Angela has been an active participant and strong proponent of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts over the years.
Angela is also active in the community and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the United Way of Delaware County – Women’s Leadership Network, the City of Columbus Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Committee and the Columbus Partnership – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Angela has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and an MBA, both from Franklin University.
Sarah Knudsen, Director
Sarah Knudsen is a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager covering Central Ohio for Global Commercial Banking – Middle Market. Based in Columbus, Sarah focuses on business development in general industries with companies between $50 million to $2 billion in annual revenue. In this role
Sarah leads a dedicated relationship team to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions that include; senior credit facilities, treasury management, capital markets, equipment financing as well as various derivative products.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Sarah spent time as part of the team at National City Bank (now PNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, then moved to Houston as a Relationship Manager in the Foreign Multinational Division at JPMorgan Chase, then with HSBC as a Large Corporate Banker. Sarah as been active in the Bank of America’s expansion in the central Ohio market.
Sarah proudly represents Bank of America in Columbus, volunteering for organizations such as Dress for Success, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, A Kid Again, Habitat for Humanity, and most recently with Columbus Works. When she isn't working or engaged in volnteer activities. Sarah enjoys spending time with family, running and traveling. She is also fluent in Spanish. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hood College, Frederick, MD.
Isaac Dole, Director
Isaac has spent the majority of his career in the seniors healthcare industry. He started his career as an intermediary within the National Senior Housing Group at Marcus and Millichap. From there, he moved to Managing Director of Acquisitions at Aviv REIT (now Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)) which he helped grow from 175 communities when he started to 325 communities at the time of his departure.
In 2014, Isaac started Birchwood Healthcare Partners, which is an owner and operator of seniors healthcare communities and businesses including senior housing and nursing home communities, nurse practitioner, home health and hospice. Isaac has completed hundreds of millions of dollars of seniors healthcare transactions throughout his career.
Isaac received a BA in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.