Ashby Ponds Announces Holly Henderson as New Director of Sales

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - On January 9, 2012, Holly Henderson will join the Ashby Ponds retirement community as the new Director of Sales.  Since 2004, Henderson has been the Health Care Sales Manager for Renaissance Gardens at Greenspring, another Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.  As the Health Care Sales Manager, Henderson was responsible for achieving occupancy targets for all levels of care within Renaissance Gardens including short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, assisted living, and The Studio memory care neighborhood, for a total of 282 units. "I am very pleased to welcome Holly to our Ashby Ponds community," said Executive Director of Ashby Ponds, David Gallagher.  "Her far-reaching wealth of knowledge and past experiences at Greenspring will be a tremendous asset for Ashby Ponds as we enter into a new phase of growth at the community." Prior to joining Greenspring in 2004, Henderson was the Health Care Administrator for Belvoir Woods Health Care Center at The Fairfax from 2001-2004.  She has also held healthcare positions for the Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center, the Burke Healthcare Center, and The Potomac Center, Genesis Eldercare Network.  Henderson graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration and a minor in Gerontology.  She also holds a Virginia State Nursing Home Administrator License and a Virginia State Nursing Home Preceptor License. "I am thrilled to be a part of the tremendous growth Ashby Ponds will be experiencing over the next few years," said Henderson.  "I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead the Ashby Ponds sales team and look forward to building on their proven track record.  I am also very thankful to the residents and staff at Greenspring who have played a key role in preparing me for this opportunity." Henderson will lead the effort in achieving occupancy goals for independent living units at Ashby Ponds including Red Robin View, a new 80-unit independent living residential building opening in Spring 2012.  To date, Red Robin View is 83% reserved. About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to over 600 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.