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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.
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).
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.
Sandra Hegelein Lawson
Chief Strategic Alliances and Growth Officer
Sandra Hegelein Lawson leads Asbury’s strategic growth initiative across the Asbury system, 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 that were 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 earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree in Nutrition from New York University. In addition, she has served as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations throughout her career.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
David Baker has more than 25 years' experience in the acute and long-term health-care industry in information technology, facility management and project planning, development and construction. David leads the The Asbury Group - Integrated Technologies and is Chief Technology Officer for Asbury Communities, Inc., where he is responsible for the strategic, tactical and operational planning and execution of technology hardware and software initiatives and programs. Prior to his current position, David was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. While there, he managed all corporate information technology, facility management, business development and construction including strategic and tactical direction, research and development, and operations. David serves as a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), the technology arm of LeadingAge, and routinely presents at conferences and provider organizations. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Albright College and a master’s of science in information systems from the University of Phoenix. He is a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) from Stanford University and holds an associate’s degree in electrical engineering.
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.