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Asbury Place’s Sandra Brown earns statewide honor

August 29, 2016

2016 LeadingAge Tennessee honors executive director with leadership award

Sandra Brown, RN Executive Director Asbury Place Kingsport

Sandra Brown, RN
Executive Director
Asbury Place Kingsport

LeadingAge Tennessee has selected Sandra Brown, executive director of Asbury Place continuing care retirement community in Kingsport, as the recipient of its 2016 Excellence in Leadership award.

The statewide award recognizes Brown as a leader who goes beyond the call of duty for residents and staff and whose leadership is impactful, effective, motivational and consistent. The category includes managers and directors.

“We are grateful to LeadingAge Tennessee for recognizing Sandra’s exceptional leadership,” said Marjorie Shonnard, chief operating officer for Asbury Inc., the nonprofit operator of Asbury Place. “She is a caring, committed administrator devoted to the personal and professional development of fellow staff and to our mission of enabling residents to celebrate life in every way possible.”

LeadingAge Tennessee is an association of communities and professionals providing housing, health, community and related services for the elderly. The LeadingAge Tennessee awards program honors individuals, organizations and initiatives that embody excellence, leadership, innovation and service.

About Asbury Inc.

Asbury, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. For more information, visit

Asbury Place is a proud winner in both the 2016 Maryville Daily Times and Kingsport Times-News readers’ choice polls.

About Asbury Communities

Asbury is a nationally recognized leader in aging services. A CARF-CCAC and Eagle-accredited system of retirement communities and a home care services provider, Asbury operates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee. It is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the nation’s 17th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization.