Meet the Leadership Team at Asbury Solomons

Campus Leadership

At Asbury, there’s always a plan—and it’s always to promote the highest quality of life for our current residents, as well as the generations to come. To that end, campus and corporate leaders balance daily decision-making and management practices with long-term strategic planning and focus. Asbury Solomons places great emphasis on stewardship, financial strength, and quality.

Kelly Friedman, Executive DirectorKelly Friedman

Executive Director

Kelly has more than 30 years of experience working in the aging services profession and is a licensed nursing home administrator. In 2022, Kelly received Asbury’s Edwin C. Thomas Leadership Award.

“I am so pleased to be able to work in a community where residents and associates work collaboratively to create a retirement lifestyle that is engaging, purposeful, and above all, caring. It is truly inspiring to be part of such a dedicated and talented team, and to learn from and laugh with the seniors who call Asbury Solomons home.”

 


 

Nina Butler, Director of Sales & MarketingNina Butler

Director of Sales & Marketing

“I love watching people become involved in the vibrant lifestyle Asbury Solomons offers and hearing new residents express surprise at how much more engagement and fun they now have!”

 


 

Rev. Charles Harrell, Director of Pastoral CareRev. Charles Harrell

Director of Pastoral Care

“Pastoral ministry is about being present in the lives of people in times of joy and exaltation, pain and loss, and the routine of the everyday.  It is representing the presence of the God who is always with us, never forsakes us, and calls us to live each day to our best and highest.  This office is a great privilege, and I am delighted to be part of this community, a terrific team of associates, and most of all the lives of these precious people.”

 


 

Ashley Hawkins, Health Care Center Admissions CoordinatorAshley Hawkins

Health Care Center Admissions Coordinator

“It is truly an honor to be a part of a team of dedicated individuals who work diligently together in serving the residents and their families at Asbury Solomons. In my position,  I am immensely grateful and privileged to work with healthcare professionals, residents, and their families in helping coordinate and facilitate a Resident’s transition from the community to the Health Care Center at Asbury Solomons.”

 


 

John Heusted, Facilities Operation ManagerJohn Heusted

Facilities Operation Manager

“I am honored to be ensure that residents and staff have a living and working environment that is comfortable, well-maintained, and provides them with the tools they need to live their best lives. It’s especially rewarding that by working here at Asbury Solomons, I also get to build meaningful relationships with residents and staff .”

 


 

Heather Jacobs, Services LiaisonHeather Jacobs

Services Liaison

“Asbury Solomons is one of the most unique environments that I have ever worked in, it is more than just a job. It has been the most personally rewarding experience of my career. Every day I come to work, I know I can make a difference and make the world a better place for the residents. From the front-line associates to the highest level of leadership, I have never worked with such an incredible group of people who consistently live up to our belief to do all the good you can.”

 


 

Kris Ohler, Rehabilitation Services ManagerKris Ohler

Rehabilitation Services Manager

“I am grateful to be an official part of the Asbury team that is committed to serving our residents. Our rehab staff takes pride in assisting our residents maintain their highest level of function. Throughout the years, our residents have actively contributed to building our community, so we feel honored and obligated to help improve and restore motion and function in their lives.”

 


 

Dennis Poremski, Director of WellnessDennis Poremski

Director of Wellness
“I am so fortunate to serve the residents of Asbury Solomons. I have the opportunity every day to make a difference in the lives of those I serve. The amazing part is that I also personally gain so much from my service at the same time. This is indeed rare. I really look forward to coming to “work” every day. Wellness is my job, but it is truly part of who I am.”

 


 

Mary Williams, Social WorkerMary Williams

Social Worker

“It is my privilege and honor to provide guidance and support for people during a time of need, and to feel that I have had a small part in relieving some of their burden. It is a joy to also share in residents’ and families’ happy moments – and to work with such a caring, committed team of associates here.”

 


 

Asbury Atlantic, Inc.

Asbury Solomons in Solomons, Md., is owned and operated by Asbury Atlantic, Inc., which is the provider and legal entity responsible for providing services to the residents of this community.

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