Leadership

Leading the way to success

Throughout the Asbury system, community and corporate leaders balance daily decisions and management practices with long-term strategic planning and focus. They are supported by volunteer board members who are among their professions’ most respected and experienced leaders.

"We have a strong foundation, a forward-thinking leadership team and associates who live out our mission to do all the good we can by providing exceptional lifestyle opportunities to those we serve. Together, we will continue to engage Asbury residents and associates to seek new and innovative ways to position Asbury for the future."

Doug Leidig, President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Doug Leidig

President & Chief Executive Officer

Doug Leidig’s 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 18 years with Asbury, he has remained firmly committed to the organization’s Mission while working encouraging accountability, data-driven decisions, and innovation. 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. Doug previously served as the Chair of LeadingAge Maryland and as a Director on the Kairos Health System Board. He is currently on 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. Doug is a licensed nursing home administrator in Maryland and Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration from York College and a master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Doug Leidig - President & Chief Executive Officer

Sue DaCamara

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 35 years of experience in retirement housing and long-term care, Sue DaCamara leads operations for the Asbury system. In 2017, Sue was awarded the LeadingAge Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor Award for her contributions in training leaders across the not-for-profit senior living industry. She joined Asbury Methodist Village over 30 years ago as the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and subsequently served in a variety of administrative roles, including program planning and operational start-up of several expansion projects at the community. In 1995, Sue became the Executive Director of Asbury Solomons, was instrumental in its 1996 opening, and led its 2002 expansion. In 2003, she also assisted in the opening of Inverness Village in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Foremost among her professional achievements, she is a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified MD Administrator-In-Training (AIT) preceptor, a peer reviewer for the United Methodist Association EAGLE accreditation program, and has served on the LeadingAge Maryland public policy committee, and helped to support the establishment of a Maryland- and DC-focused Leadership Academy. Sue has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Sue DaCamara - Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Jeanneret, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jeanneret is responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting functions of the Asbury not-for-profit system and affiliated entities. With more than three decades of experience in finance, he has held senior financial and accounting positions within the healthcare, accounting, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, insurance and technology industries over the course of his career.  Andrew joined Asbury from Learn It Systems, LLC, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all financial functions including general accounting, revenue processing and financial analysis for a rapidly growing behavioral health and education services company. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer with Millennial Media Inc. (MM), a pioneer in the mobile marketing and advertising business. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Dialysis Corporation of America, as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at MGI Pharma (formerly Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and as Assistant Controller and Director of Treasury Services for Life Technologies, Inc.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Boston College, his MBA in International Business and Finance from The George Washington University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Andrew Jeanneret, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

Manny Ocasio

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

With more than 15 years of senior leadership experience and an outstanding track record of success in Human Resources management, Manny is responsible for the overall human resources management function of all Asbury entities, developing and implementing policies, programs and procedures to align with Asbury's performance excellence criteria. Previously, Manny served in senior leadership roles at Holy Cross Health, including Chief Human Resources and Integrity Officer and Vice President of Information Management and Chief Information Officer. Manny's professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Manny is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Puerto Rico, a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an MBA and  post-Master's Certificate in Information and Telecommunications Systems from Johns Hopkins University.


Sandra Hegelein Lawson

Chief Strategic Alliances and Growth Officer

Sandra Hegelein Lawson leads Asbury’s strategic growth initiative, utilizing strengths such as relationship building, contract negotiation, solution design, public speaking and financial acumen. She draws upon 28 years of experience in contract management, including a 16-year focus on senior living business development, to achieve successful outcomes. Previously, she served as Director of Business Development for Sodexo Seniors North America, managing a region including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. She developed more than 150 strategic business partnerships designed to improve quality of life for older adults as well as deliver operational efficiencies, labor optimization, and sustainable savings. With Sodexo, Sandra was a consistent top sales performer, an eight-time recipient of the Sodexo Eagle Award for sales and a 12-time recipient of the Sodexo Inner Circle Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree from New York University. In addition, she has served as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations. In addition, she has served as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations.

Sandra Hegelein Lawson - Chief Strategic Alliances & Growth Officer

Michael Hollen

President, The Asbury Group

As the President of The Asbury Group (TAG), Michael Hollen works to create new partnerships and collaboration opportunities with both continuing care retirement communities and Asbury business partners in order to better serve older adults. In addition to serving as the President of The Asbury Group, Michael is the Vice President of Business Development for Asbury Communities, Inc., a not-for-profit system of continuing care retirement communities and senior home care services.

Prior to Asbury, Michael was Vice President of Operations for Sodexo Quality of Life Services, where he was responsible for Sodexo’s Seniors business portfolio that included Asbury Communities, as well as other senior living providers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in aging management from the Erickson School at The University of Maryland – Baltimore County.

Michael Hollen - Vice President of Business Development

Douglas Myers

President & CEO, Asbury Foundation

For the past 30 years, Doug Myers has been involved in the area of developing and directing fundraising initiatives, as well as overseeing the strategy of both initial and ongoing campaigns. He has been with Asbury since 2001, and thoroughly enjoys his job as Foundation President.  Doug supports each of the communities in the Asbury family and appreciates the opportunity to interact with donors from across the country. Before joining the Asbury Foundation, he was Associate Vice President of Development at Western Maryland College. His background also includes experience in healthcare fundraising as the Director of Development at Suburban Hospital Healthcare System.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Carroll County, a nonprofit serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  He served as Major Gifts Chairman for their recent “State of The Arc” Capital Campaign.   Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Gettysburg College, and is a member of several professional fundraising associations.