A caring team

Meet our leadership

Lawrence R. Bradshaw

President & CEO, National Lutheran Communities & Services

Larry Bradshaw joined National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) in October 2009 as president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit senior living industry. From 1987-2006, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Strategic Growth with Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit, multi-site, senior living organization. In 2006, Larry took on the role of President for Asbury’s for-profit company, The Asbury Group, offering consulting services to other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Larry was also the principal of Bradshaw Insights Group, providing consulting services to CCRCs in everything from strategic planning and board development to financial analysis and capital structure development.

As the president and CEO at NLCS, Larry focuses on strategic growth and furthering the organization’s 130-year mission and ministry of providing lifestyle, residential and health care options for seniors. He leads a team of dedicated professionals whose collective goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of seniors, while providing excellent care and innovative services that preserve seniors’ independence and dignity. Under his leadership, NLCS has become a multi-site organization through both new development and acquisitions, and it has developed a wide range of services including home care, home health care and community care centers.

Larry is an active member of LeadingAge and LeadingAge Maryland, has served as a CCAC (now CARF) Commissioner, and as Chair of CCAC’s Financial Advisory Panel. He is a frequent presenter at numerous national meetings, including LeadingAge, the National Investment Conference, and Ziegler’s Senior Living CFO Workshop.

Larry has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Emporia State University and a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from The University of Phoenix.

Rusty Mitchell

Executive Director
Rusty joined The Village at Augsburg in December 2020, and brings with him over 25 years of experience in senior living. Rusty has worked in health care operations in varying capacities, including in other executive director roles and serving as a surveyor consultant. Before coming to Augsburg, he served at a similar organization with nationally renowned services for individuals with neurocognitive disorders. Rusty has a passion for top-notch customer service and inspires the team at Augsburg to do the same.

John Ottena

Healthcare Administrator
John serves in the role of Healthcare Administrator at The Village at Augsburg. As a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with a background in recreational therapy, John brings more than 20 years of experience in health care to his current position. Originally from a small town outside of Pittsburg, PA, John moved to Maryland in 2001, where he has lived ever since. As Healthcare Administrator, John truly enjoys doing his part in improving the quality of life of residents.

Tina Minio

Independent Living Manager
Tina is proud to serve in the role of Independent Living Manager at The Village at Augsburg. She has extensive experience in food service environments, including front and back of the house and hospitality management. As the Food and Beverage Manager at Augsburg for many years, it was an easy jump to her current position. Tina's desire and commitment to the ultimate customer and resident experience is marked by her creativity and pragmatic approach to projects and programming. She serves on a variety of committees and enjoys watching team members and residents learn and grow. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the East Coast, kayaking, bike riding, or just taking a walk on a new trail. She also enjoys cooking new recipes and exploring spice combinations.

Cathy Sayers

Assisted Living Manager
In October of 2020 Cathy joined Augsburg as the Assisted Living Manager. Cathy brings over 30 years of experience in senior care, including several clinical lead positions. Cathy’s work philosophy is a perfect fit for Augsburg. “Daily I strive and encourage my team to provide the best individualized care to each resident. My goal for the assisted living is to make each day the very best it can be for each and every resident and team member.”

Suzanne Roos

Sales Director
As the Sales Director, Suzanne takes an active role in developing and leading her team to reach goals. With over 20 years of experience in publishing, communications, marketing, and senior living, Suzanne thrives on challenges and building relationships within the Baltimore metro community. Her love of working with older adults developed out of growing up in a multi-generational household, and she carries that same respect and compassion forward today at The Village at Augsburg. Her passion for this field comes across in her enthusiasm and work ethic: “It never feels like a job when you love what you do!”. A lover of the great outdoors, Suzanne enjoys retreating to the Adirondack Mountains with her husband and golden retriever.

Rob Wolfe

Dining Director
Rob is local to the Baltimore area. He has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with more than 25 years of experience in senior living communities. Rob previously worked with many of our team members at other locations. The residents have enjoyed his lively “Chef Center Stage” cooking demonstrations each month.

Yetunde Johnson

Director of Nursing
Yetunde Johnson has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years caring for older adults. Yetunde started her career as a dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and worked in different job capacities in health care settings, working her way up to director of nursing. In June of 2015, Yetunde joined Augsburg as the director of nursing in the health care center. Yetunde truly enjoys making a difference while touching the lives of residents and their families.

Carrie Frazier

Admissions Manager
Carrie Frazier joins The Village at Augsburg with more than 15 years of experience in customer service, account management, program coordination, and quality assurance experience. Ms. Frazier has worked closely with safety-sensitive employers, third party administrators, and employee assistance programs, building partnerships to meet program census goals and ensure regulatory and policy compliance. She strives to offer exceptional service during the admissions process as well as develop personal relationships with area hospitals and referral partners. Ms. Frazier holds a MS in clinical psychology from Loyola. Ms. Frazier is passionate about serving others, and enjoys hiking in her spare time.

Zachary Heeter

Philanthropy Director
Zach joined Augsburg in March of 2021. He has over seven years of experience in philanthropy at Goucher College, Catholic Relief Services and Frostburg State University. Throughout his career, he has gained experience in building annual giving & planned giving programs, creating helpful communications and making meaningful connections with donors. A local Baltimore County resident, he is a lifelong Orioles fan and loves to visit the Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry. Zach is excited to join us as our Philanthropy Director to continue growing the support of Augsburg.

Vanessa Campbell

Talent and Culture Director
Vanessa brings 10 years of experience in human resources and over 20 years of customer relationship experience to The Village at Augsburg. Her passions for people, professional development, public speaking, and diversity are what led her to her current role with The Village at Augsburg. Vanessa received her Bachelors of Arts in public relations from SUNY Oswego and her Masters of Arts in human resources management from Framingham State University. Vanessa enjoys getting involved in the greater community. She has served on boards, volunteered and collaborated with her peers to create spaces for millennial minority professionals to connect. In Vanessa’s free time, she loves to explore her creative and active sides through acting in community theatre, photography, running and yoga. Vanessa believes that all things are possible and brings that motto to the Augsburg team: “Life is a journey, and if you use your time wisely, you can do it all.”