Meet The Grand Oaks Team
Since 2000, they’ve provided high-quality, personalized assisted living services and amenities to every resident in a caring and respectful way. Our staff believes in improving the quality of life for all residents through physical, social, and spiritual activities, premier care services and programs, and dedicated nursing. Learn more about the Grand Oaks team below.
Laurie Henley, ALFA
Laurie joined the Grand Oaks team as the Executive Director in the spring of 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Laurie has worked in the senior living industry for over 18 years and held a variety of financial and executive management positions in Virginia, Florida and Georgia. Laurie is passionate about serving seniors and has dedicated her career to providing great care through assisted living options. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two elementary school children.
Beth Abate, DNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC, RN-BC
Beth graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Adult nurse practitioner tract. In May of 2017, Beth graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Her capstone project was titled “Methods to Reduce Avoidable Emergency Departments Visits in Assisted Living Facility.” Her passion is to promote aging in place. In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family.
Monique Simpkins, RN-BC
Monique received her nursing degree from Darton State College in Albany, GA and began her nursing career at a behavioral health facility for children and adolescents. She has also worked in adult psychiatric nursing and acute care medicine. Monique is passionate about assisted living and memory care and considers it a privilege to take care of the residents at Grand Oaks. In her spare time, Monique enjoys exploring the greater Washington, DC area with her family.
Katelyn Manning, BSN, LNHA, CDP
Director of Nursing
Katelyn received her Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University in Health Communications and Gerontology and then continued her education at George Mason University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. In addition, she is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Katelyn brings 10 years of experience in healthcare and has worked in several positions including Marketing and Sales, Administrator, and Nurse Manager roles in Long Term Care, Short-Term Rehab, Assisted Living, and Memory Care settings. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys volleyball, tennis, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.