Meet the Leadership Team at Asbury Solomons

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. They are supported by volunteer Board members whose diverse experience and backgrounds contribute to fulfilling the Mission and Vision of Asbury, as well as Asbury Solomons.

Asbury Solomons places great emphasis on stewardship, financial strength, and quality, all reflective of the Core Values of the Asbury system.Working hand-in-hand, these leaders support quality and innovation in services so that you will always be able to anticipate more at Asbury.

Community Leadership Team

The Community Leadership Team is comprised of a compassionate and dedicated staff who run the day-to-day operations of Asbury Solomons.

Kelly Friedman

Executive Director

Kelly has more than 30 years of experience working in the aging services profession and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Kelly most recently served as administrator of Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park, Md.

“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.”

Reverend 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 great community, a terrific team of associates, and most of all the lives of these precious people.”

Ashley Hawkins

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 Healthcare Center at Asbury Solomons.”


John Heusted

Facilities Operations Manager

“I am honored to be building relationships that enrich the lives of residents and staff by working for Asbury Solomons.”




Heather 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 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 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 Worker

“Working at Asbury Solomons is a privilege and an honor.”




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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