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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
In addition, each Asbury community has its own Board of Governors, concentrating on planning and issues related to each campus. Coordination among the various Boards is accomplished through System-Wide Committees.
President & Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer
With more than 35 years of experience in retirement housing and long-term care, Sue DaCamara leads the operations of the Asbury system of communities and services for older adults – supporting project development, clinical services, master repositioning as well as human resources, marketing and home and community-based services. Ms. DaCamara joined Asbury Methodist Village over 30 years ago as the Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and subsequently served as the Assistant Administrator and Administrator of Asbury Home, Administrator for Apartments and Villas, and Administrator of Health Related Services. While at Asbury Methodist Village, she was involved in the program planning and operational start-up of several expansion projects at the community. In 1995, Ms. DaCamara became the Executive Director of Asbury~Solomons Island, 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 also a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified MD Administrator-In-Training (AIT) preceptor, has served on the LeadingAge Maryland public policy committee, and helped to support the establishment of a Maryland- and DC-focused Leadership Academy.
Chief Legal Officer
Peggy Kaplan brings 30 years of valuable experience practicing law to her position as Asbury’s Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel. She provides guidance in all business transactions and other legal matters involving the organization. A member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and a member of the Pennsylvania bar as in house counsel, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, where she graduated cum laude; received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law; and earned a master’s in Tax Law from Georgetown University Law School.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Manny brings 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 as well as our mission, vision and values. Before joining Asbury, Manny served in several senior leadership roles at Holy Cross Health, including most recently as Chief Human Resources and Integrity Officer and previously as 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. Manny received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Communications from the University of Puerto Rico and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He also has a Master of Business Administration and post-Master's Certificate in Information and Telecommunications Systems, both from Johns Hopkins University.
Vice President, Strategic Communications
Tara McDaniel joined Asbury in November 2013 with more than 15 years of strategic communications, media relations, branding and marketing strategy experience. Tara joined Asbury from Sodexo, where she served as Senior Director Communications for the Corporate Services Market and as Senior Manager, Public Relations. Before joining Sodexo, she was a senior spokesperson and managed media relations for American Airlines and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Tara began her career in Washington, D.C., as staff assistant and executive assistant in the House Deputy Majority Whip office for Congressman John Lewis. Tara holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hampton University and is a resident of Montgomery County, MD. She sits on the board of directors for the Manna Food Center and the Jewish Social Service Agency. Tara is also a proud member of the Leadership Montgomery (MD) Class of 2014.