Asbury at a Glance

Ron and Pam, residents of Asbury Methodist Village, in Gaithersburg, MD, on a hike in Sedona, AZ.


Asbury is more than a collection of communities. It’s an organization of people with a mindset to help others. With a system of premier continuing care retirement communities and life-enriching home care services for older adults, Asbury delivers what people need to live their best life.

Today, Asbury Communities is the nation's 17th largest not-for-profit system of continuing care retirement communities and related aging services, according to LeadingAge Zeigler 200. From our origins as a Methodist Home for the Aged founded in Gaithersburg, Md., in 1926, Asbury has grown to include six vibrant communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee; the Asbury Foundation 501(c)3 charitable organization; and, Asbury Home Services. Consulting affiliates The Asbury Group and The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies round out our services. Asbury Communities holds CARF International and EAGLE accreditation.

A Diverse Portfolio

Our Communities – A Snapshot

Meet the Leadership Team

Doug Leidig

President & CEO

Doug Leidig

President & CEO

Doug Leidig’s 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 18 years with Asbury, he has remained firmly committed to the organization’s Mission while working encouraging accountability, data-driven decisions, and innovation. 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. Doug previously served as the Chair of LeadingAge Maryland and as a Director on the Kairos Health System Board. He is currently on 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. Doug is a licensed nursing home administrator in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Sue DaCamara

Chief Operating Officer

Sue DaCamara

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 35 years of experience in retirement housing and long-term care, Sue DaCamara leads operations for the Asbury system. In 2017, Sue was awarded the LeadingAge Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor Award for her contributions in training leaders across the not-for-profit senior living industry. She joined Asbury Methodist Village over 30 years ago as the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and subsequently served in a variety of administrative roles. In 1995, Sue became the Executive Director of Asbury Solomons, 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 a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified MD Administrator-In-Training (AIT) preceptor, a peer reviewer for the United Methodist Association EAGLE accreditation program, and 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

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jeanneret

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jeanneret is responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting functions for Asbury and its 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), ); 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 is a Certified Public Accountant.

Manny Ocasio

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

Manny Ocasio

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

With 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. Previously, Manny served in senior leadership roles at Holy Cross Health, including Chief Human Resources and Integrity Officer and 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.

Sandra Hegelein Lawson

Chief Strategic Alliances and Growth Officer

Sandra Hegelein Lawson

Chief Strategic Alliances and Growth Officer

"The future of senior living is the story of two organizations taking a strategic look at how their resources and strengths can combine to the benefit residents and associates, and to Mission expansion."

Sandra Hegelein Lawson leads Asbury’s strategic growth initiative, 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 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.

Andrew Joseph

General Counsel

Andrew Joseph

General Counsel

Mr. Joseph has over 22 years of experience providing legal services to health care providers, and has served as Asbury's in-house counsel for seventeen years. He specializes in legal and regulatory issues unique to the not-for-profit senior living and long-term care sector, and provides day-to-day corporate legal services related to administration, governance, contracting, and employment practices. He is an operations minded legal counsel, mitigating risk while maintaining focus on key operational and business objectives. Previously, Mr. Joseph served as the Compliance and Privacy Officer, responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the organization's system-wide compliance and risk management program. Mr. Joseph is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters in Health Services Administration, J.D., cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

J.D. Shuman

President & CEO, Asbury Foundation

J.D. Shuman

President & CEO, Asbury Foundation

J.D. brings a history of exceptional results to his role leading Asbury’s 501(C)3 charitable organization, which is dedicated to benevolent care and life-enhancing programs and projects for residents of Asbury’s communities. Before assuming his current role at Asbury Foundation, J.D. served the organization for 10 years, eventually as its Vice President of Development. In 2017 J.D. became President of the Homewood Foundation, part of Homewood Retirement Services. During his tenure there, J.D. increased annual giving to new levels. At Asbury, J.D. was integral to the success of such key campaigns as the construction of the Richard D. Rife Center at Bethany Village and to significant increases in philanthropic support across the Asbury system. J.D. has a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds certifications from the Association of HealthCare Philanthropy Madison Institute.

Michael Hollen

President, The Asbury Group

Michael Hollen

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. Previously, 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.

Nick Patel

President, The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies

Nick Patel

President, The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies

As President for Asbury’s for-profit IT services firm, Nick brings more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, operations and sales management in both domestic and international markets, including with Fortune 500 companies, and a history of delivering results and customer satisfaction. In his role, Nick is responsible for the growth of The Asbury Group IT’s business as well as the strategic, tactical and operational planning and execution of technology hardware and software initiatives and programs. Previously, Nick served as CFO and was promoted to COO with CompuGain, a global provider of business solutions, technology consulting services and outsourced project services. He worked as a Senior Advisory Consultant with Fannie Mae, a Senior Project Manager with Freddie Mac, and held financial and accounting roles with MCI, Sprint/Nextel and the Associated Press.

Board Service for the Greater Good

Meet the Asbury Communities Board:

  • Robert Boyd, Chair
  • Thomas Holets, Vice Chair
  • Robert Burke
  • Annice Cody
  • Nellie Cole
  • Jeffrey Ernico
  • Lou Grammes
  • Larry Parks
  • Nick Serenyi
  • Carolyn Stamatakis
  • Doug Leidig, Ex Officio Voting

Asbury Communities Highlights & Recognition

The outstanding work of our 2,200 associates in partnership with residents, partners, and volunteer board members make the following accomplishments possible.

The Asbury System is proud to hold CARF accreditation and EAGLE accreditation. Recent awards include:

  • 2019 Frederick County Best Workplace
  • 2019 and 2018 Great Place to Work
  • 2018 Top 40 Workplaces for Aging Services - Fortune Magazine
  • 2018 United Methodist Association EAGLE Innovation Award – Asbury Communities
  • 2017 LeadingAge Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor Award – Sue DaCamara, Asbury Communities
  • 2017 PR Daily Nonprofit PR Award – Asbury Communities
  • 2016 Maryland Outstanding Environmental and Community Leadership Award – Asbury Solomons
  • 2018 Planetree Gold Recognition – Bethany Village
  • 2015 Planetree Bronze Recognition – Inverness Village
  • 2014 International Council for Active Aging Innovator Award – Asbury Methodist Village, Inverness Village
  • 2014 LeadingAge Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award – Asbury Methodist Village