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 20 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.
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.
Jill Youens, RN
Jill is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Musical Therapist, and a certified Wound Care Nurse. She is joining us after working 15+ years in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities in Virginia.
Nicole Blaufox, BSN RN
Director of Nursing
Nicole received her nursing degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. She has worked in many roles in her nursing career including acute care cardiac medicine, pediatrics, and assisted living. Nicole has been a part of the Grand Oaks team in various capacities starting out as nursing supervisor and then our Director of Resident Services. She is dedicated to providing the best quality care to our Residents at Grand Oaks and considers it a privilege to be part of such a great team. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and rooting for her alma mater the Michigan Wolverines.
“The staff is absolutely terrific. They’re kind and they have a sense of humor, which is always important. They take care of more than just my physical needs. They make living here a happy experience.” Read More >