The main focus of our Board of Directors is the overall management and primary decision-making of important matters within the Asbury Foundation.
Every resident has a rich history and unique background that give them an opportunity to transform their communities in different ways. Who better to help oversee the success of the Foundation’s support of the Asbury system than a collection of the very people it serves? If you’re interested in learning more about the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our board members, take a look at the biographies below.
Carolyn Stamatakis brings decades of experience in financial advising and philanthropic work to her Board service with the Asbury Foundation.
Since 1996, Carolyn has served on several Asbury Boards and committees including the Asbury Methodist Village Board of Directors and Quality of Care Committee, the Asbury Communities Board of Directors where she served as chair twice and on the Governance Committee, and the Asbury Foundation Board of Director where she served as Vice Chair and also on the Real Estate Partnership Committee.
A native New Yorker and longtime Maryland resident, Carolyn attended Dunbarton College in Washington D.C. and graduate school at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She then worked for several financial institutions over the course of her career, including Standard Federal Savings and Loan, Freddie Mac, and Capital One.
Carolyn and her husband Steve have been married for more than 45 years and retired to South Carolina in 2017. When not spending time with their two dogs, Samantha and Bella, Carolyn enjoys traveling, reading, walking, swimming and cooking.
With a modest upbringing, multiple certifications and almost 25 years of experience, Corey Basehore is driven by helping others on their journey towards reaching personalized goals and objectives.
A major donor the Eagle Foundation, Corey has been dedicated to supporting seniors and providing opportunities for philanthropic goals to be reached throughout his life. In addition to being a longtime supporter of both the American Heart Association and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Corey remains heavily involved in his local community as an active sponsor for Vicki’s Angel Walk and several youth sports programs.
A native Pennsylvania, Corey is a graduate of UCLA Anderson School of Management and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Corey is the husband of Lynn and proud father of their 3 children: Reagan, Colin, and Payton. In his free time, he enjoys coaching baseball and basketball, hunting, fishing, and travelling.
Bud Edwards brings more than 40 years of experience in university management and fundraising, having served as Vice President for University Advancement at four different universities. He has assisted in raising more than one billion dollars in his career, at one point serving as a senior partner for Reach Inc., a full service fundraising consulting firm.
Bud served on the President’s cabinet at each institution he worked for, which included University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, Buena Vista University and Graceland University. He has authored several papers on gift programs and made more than 12 presentations on major gifts for national meetings on fundraising.
Bud and his wife, Suzanne, have been residents of Asbury Solomons since 2006. Since joining the community, they have committed to volunteer work to support Benevolent Care and the Asbury Foundation. In 2019, Bud was awarded the Asbury Foundation Chairman’s Award for all he and his wife have given back to the Asbury Solomons community.
In their free time, Bud and Suzanne enjoy participating in water activities, spending time at their cottage in Vermont and travelling, having been to 6 continents and 21 countries.
Mary Anne Morefield is an active member of the Bethany Village community, where she has resided since 2011. She currently serves as the committee chair for the Bethany Village Ecology Team.
Mary Anne has actively supported Bethany Village through her philanthropy. She was a lead donor for Phase II of the “Building Our Community” campaign which added a renovated Town Center, Bistro, and Pub to the campus. The new “John & Annie’s Bistro” is named after son and late husband, both named John, and her granddaughter Annie. As a result of her generous philanthropy, Mary Anne is a member of the Asbury Foundation’s Enduring Legacies Circle, Loyalty Society, and Heritage Society.
Mary Anne’s volunteer engagement includes serving on the Seminary Ridge Museum board at Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Mary Anne also boasts other creative talents. An accomplished poet, Mary Anne’s first book, Earth Grass, Trees, and Stone was published in 2015. Her second book, No Bridle, No Bit, No Reins was published in 2017.
While she is devoted to serving the Bethany Village community, she also spends part of the year in Chautauqua, NY. Mary Anne is widowed, with three grown children who live in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
With more 35 years’ experience in public accounting, Rich Stang brings a wealth of experience in financial planning and management.
Rich first engaged with the Asbury Foundation when presenting financial workshops at Asbury Methodist Village. Later, he served as the Chair of Asbury Foundation Board of Directors for more than 5 years.
A founding partner of DeLeon & Stang, Rich’s specialties include corporate and individual tax issues and planning, estate, investment management, and insurance advisory services for businesses and individuals. Throughout his career, Rich has assisted businesses with the development and implementation of accounting systems, budgets, and financial statements. He consults with businesses in the areas of financial planning, tax planning, computer systems, and software.
Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of CPAs. In addition, Rich is very active in the local community as he serves as the treasurer for G-PARC, a non-profit focused on promoting and raising resources for arts, parks, and recreational initiatives in the City of Gaithersburg. Previously, Rich served on the board for the Montgomery County’s Corporate Volunteer Council Program (now Leadership Montgomery).
Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University.
Sara has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2020, she spent most of her career at Bank of America Private Bank as a Sr. Vice President and Portfolio Manager for high net worth individuals, executives, business owners, divorcées, private foundations and nonprofits. Sara takes great pride in listening to her clients to gain a deeper understanding of their goals and to develop and execute a thoughtful financial plan and investment strategy.
She graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing. In her free time she enjoys cooking, Pilates, interior design, spending time with family and long walks with their dog. She is on the committee for the Annual Taste in Potomac fundraiser for Adoptions Together and enjoys being an active member of the community.
As a financial advisor for 22 years in the Gaithersburg office of what is now Morgan Stanley, Dick Vert is a seasoned business leader, with versatile experiences that have prepared him for his current role with the Asbury Foundation.
Originally from Schenectady, New York, Dick moved to the DC area in the fourth grade before relocating to North Carolina to receive his undergraduate degree at High Point University. There, he met his wife, Peg. He later went on to get his master’s from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from George Washington University.
After graduating from High Point, Dick served as treasurer, vice president, and president of the High Point University Board of Trustees. He remains engaged as president emeritus. The Vert Track and Soccer Stadium at the university is named after the family.
Dick and Peg have lived at Asbury Methodist Village for nine years, and his parents lived at Asbury as well. They are avid travelers, visiting 88 countries and having visited all seven continents. In non-pandemic times, Dick and Peg visit North Carolina 6-7 times a year.
In her free time, Peg volunteers with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative and serves on the Asbury Foundation Partnership Advisory Committee at Asbury Methodist Village. Dick serves as the chair of the Asbury Foundation Endowment Committee.
Linda joined the Asbury Foundation Board having been connected to the Bethany Village family for years. Her parents moved to Bethany in 2012 and her mother, Amalie, lives at Bethany Village still today. Together, Linda and her mother are making an incredible philanthropic impact on wellness programs and capital enhancements to short term rehabilitations services at Bethany. As a family member Linda brings a unique perspective to the Foundation Board and, together with her background in nursing, will provide incredible guidance as a committee member of the 100-Year Anniversary System-wide Campaign, Everyday Exceptional.
*Current resident board members