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Guiding Asbury's Mission and Future
The Asbury Communities Board of Directors represents the Asbury parent corporation, which provides management services to its related organizations. As directors of a not-for-profit organization, board members ensure that Asbury fulfills its mission and tax-exempt purpose, as well as meets its obligations to all of its constituencies. The board is the primary force guiding Asbury to the realization of its mission to “do all the good we can” for the older adults it serves.
Board duties include strategic planning, reviewing organizational structures and system operations, monitoring Asbury’s growth plans, ensuring transparency of audit information and other financial reports.
Asbury owes a debt of gratitude to these dedicated volunteer members who bring insight, leadership and commitment to the organization.
Carolyn Stamatakis, Chair
Carolyn is currently employed as a mortgage risk credit industry specialist in Washington, D.C., where she is assisting clients involved with numerous litigation efforts which arose from the 2008 financial crisis. As a former senior credit risk manager with Freddie Mac in McLean, Va., Carolyn was responsible for researching and developing credit policy and assisted in interpreting and implementing policy directives for marketing and sales, regional underwriting and the customer base. Before joining Freddie Mac in 1988, she worked with Century Mortgage Company in Gaithersburg, Md. She is an active volunteer with St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg.
Robert Boyd, Finance Committee Chair
Robert is the founder and president of Boston Street Advisors, Inc., of Tulsa, Okla. He has more than 17 years’ experience advising small- and medium-sized businesses on corporate finance issues with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital acquisition. This includes providing client services on five continents in matters relating to financial management and value creation for Internet, software development, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications and health care. Over the past 10 years he has advised private equity investment companies and hedge funds in the areas of transaction structuring and trading strategies in the United States, Europe and Africa. In addition, Robert is the founder of Boston Street Capital, LLC, of Tulsa.
Robert E. Burke, Ph.D.
Bob is the Gordon A. Friesen Professor of Healthcare Administration and chair of the Department of Health Service Management and Leadership at the School of Public Health at The George Washington University, specializing in long-term care management. A well-known researcher, Bob serves as the principal investigator of several major research awards with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, he serves as a team leader for the accreditation of programs in health services administration in The United Arab Emirates and on several committees or boards for professional associations that address aging and long-term care policy. Prior to joining George Washington in 2002, Bob held research and management positions at the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Health and Retirement Funds of the United Mine Workers. He teaches courses in management, aging and health services administration, community health management and advocacy.
Annice Cody is President of the Holy Cross Health Network, a role she has served in since April 2014. Previously, she was the Chief Strategy Officer at Holy Cross Health from November 2012 to March 2014.
Ellen is the partner-in-charge of KPMG’s audit practice for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore business units. She has more than 25 years’ experience providing financial and compliance audit and advisory services to large not-for-profit organizations and private and publicly traded health care and life sciences clients. Her healthcare experience includes serving large health systems, managed care organizations, continuing care retirement communities, emerging health care businesses, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Ellen has served as a speaker and panelist for KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition to her board position with Asbury, she recently finished a three-year term on the nominating committee of the board of directors of KPMG, serves on the audit committee of the Diocese of Arlington and is the immediate past chair of the board of Capital Caring Hospice. In addition, Ellen currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Board of the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Louis F. Grammes, Chair, Compensation Committee
Louis F. Grammes, CLU®, CBFS is a Certified Family Business Specialist with uFinancial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He has forty years of experience counseling his clients ininsurance strategies, wealth preservation, business succession and selective benefit plans. Working with his clients’ advisors, he is known for being a highly creative professional in the development of business succession plans and wealth preservation techniques.
Rev. Mearle L. Griffith, D.Min., Asbury Foundation Board
Mearle is the retired president and CEO of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries following a nearly 40-year career in spiritual leadership at all levels of The United Methodist Church. He is involved with United Methodist-related hospitals and health systems; children, youth, and family ministries; senior living communities, as well as community service. He served the Church as Associate General Secretary with the General Council on Ministries for a decade, providing linkage with Annual Conference Councils on Ministries and conducting several dozen strategic planning events across denominations.
Thomas D. Holets
Thomas D. Holets is a seasoned healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of experience leading a variety of healthcare delivery and ancillary-related businesses. Currently, he s president of Next Door Health, a role he has served in since 2011. He has also held the position of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and President of industry-leading delivery systems in the Upper Midwest and Southeastern United States. Tom's experiences have ranged from start-ups, to mergers and acquisitions, to business turnarounds, to market-leading organizational transformations. His accomplishments related to quality, efficiency, and leadership development in health care delivery have been recognized by national organizations such as the American Group Practice Association and the Medical Group Management Association.
Rochelle L. Krowinski, Chair, Springhill Board of Governors
Rochelle has more than 30 years of senior and executive level experience in the healthcare field, having begun her career in nursing. In December 2011, she became the CEO of LifeWorks Erie, after serving as chief operating officer, clinical services and regional affiliations at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Rochelle has served on multiple boards, both as a member and as chair. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as regent from 2009 to 2012.
Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn, Chair, Audit Committee
Nancy is a director in Jackson & Campbell’s business law group and chair of the tax group, specializing in federal tax matters. She has a strong background in tax planning, representation of taxpayers before the IRS, and tax litigation, having represented many taxpayers undergoing IRS audits, in addition to taxpayers in IRS appeals and IRS collections. Nancy advises clients with complex non-profit/for-profit structures including joint ventures, affiliated 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4)/527 entities, micro-finance non-profit/for-profit affiliations, supporting organizations, and domestic/international affiliated non-profit/for-profit entities. Nancy’s existing clients include a variety of not-for-profit organizations including individuals, public charities, supporting organizations, private foundations, corporations and limited liability companies. She is active in the community, serving as president of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Chorus of Washington.
Patricia Neuman, Ph.D.
Patricia is a senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is Director of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy. She is widely regarded as an expert on Medicare policy issues and has published numerous articles on topics related to health coverage and financing for the Medicare population. Patricia has been invited several times to present expert testimony before Congressional committees and has been interviewed on issues related to Medicare by such national outlets as The Today Show, The NewsHour, CBS Evening News and NPR. Her work at the Foundation focuses on a broad range of issues pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves. Before joining the Foundation in 1995, Patricia served for six years on the professional staff of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for three years on the staff of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, working on health and l
W. Lowell Starling, Resident; Governance Committee
Lowell is the retired vice president of information technology for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) in Pennsylvania. Before joining Highmark he worked for IBM and served in the U.S. Navy. During his tenure at Highmark, he implemented many new systems and technologies including the consolidation of Pennsylvania Blue Shield and Blue Cross of Western PA to create Highmark. Lowell is an active resident of Bethany Village where he has resided for the past three years. In addition, he is active in many community organizations and his church.
Doug Leidig, Ex Officio Voting
A licensed nursing home administrator in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Doug Leidig’s current role as President & Chief Executive Officer of Asbury Communities, Inc., continues more than 25 years of experience dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of older adults. During more than 17 years with Asbury, he has remained firmly committed to the organization’s mission to “do all the good we can by providing exceptional lifestyle opportunities to those we serve.” During Doug’s career, he has overseen the operations of several senior living communities and implemented numerous advancements in care and wellness for residents within those communities. In January 2015, Doug was elected to serve as the Chair of LeadingAge Maryland after serving as Vice Chair for the previous two years. In April 2015, he was selected to join the advisory board for Senior Living 100, the premier leadership event for C-level executives from the nation's largest, most progressive assisted living, independent living and continuing care providers dedicated to advancing the role of senior living in the continuum of care. Doug also serves on the Kairos Health Systems Board of Directors.