Charlestown, Erickson Senior Living’s flagship community in Catonsville, Md., announced that Chandra Kumar, a longtime Erickson leader, has taken on the role of Executive Director.
Ms. Kumar comes to Charlestown from Greenspring, another Erickson Senior Living community in Springfield, Va. She joined Erickson Senior Living, one of the nation’s largest independent living providers, in 2014 as the associate executive director of Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md. and was promoted to executive director at Greenspring in 2016.
With nearly 30 years of senior living experience, Ms. Kumar brings the necessary expertise and leadership to guide Charlestown to a bright and successful future.
“Chandra is a proven leader committed to building strong relationships with residents and employees, while championing a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging,” said Kerry Jones, regional vice president of operations at Erickson Senior Living. “Without a doubt, her passion, dedication and commitment to excellence will serve to further strengthen Charlestown’s position as one of the area’s premier senior living communities.”
Ms. Kumar is a licensed nursing home administrator, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and gerontology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Management of Aging Services from the Erickson School of Aging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve those who live and work at this special community,” said Kumar. “For nearly 40 years, Charlestown has set the highest standards in quality for lifestyle and services for residents. I look forward to working alongside the incredible team at Charlestown who have established a rich tradition of excellence and innovation.”
To learn more about independent senior living at Charlestown, request more information today.