Hammonds Lane Center
613 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

410 636-3400

Our Leadership Team

Samantha Smith, NHA
Center Executive Director

Samantha has worked for Genesis HealthCare since 1998 and became a Licensed Administrator in October 2013. She has over 17 years of leadership experience and is a graduate of University of Maryland University College. She was previously the Administrator at Caton Manor prior to taking the position at Hammonds Lane in December 2015.

Terri Gayhardt
Director of Nursing

Terri graduated with a degree in nursing in 1987, completing a BS in Behavioral Science. She has worked at University of Maryland, Mercy and John’s Hopkins hospitals, specializing in Labor and Delivery for 18 years, then began working in senior care in 2004 as Director of Clinical services for a highly reputable homecare agency. Terri moved to Director of Nursing for the largest Assisted Living facility in Howard County for three years, then started in LTC and sub-acute rehab in 2012 as Director of Nursing for a large facility in Towson. She transitioned to Genesis in June 2016 at Caton Manor and moved to Hammond’s Lane Center in January 2017.  Holds advanced certifications in Childbirth education, Case Manager/Delegating Nurse and Infection Preventionist.  Terri resides in Ellicott City, MD where she raised five children.  Her hobbies are reading, golf, dancing and music.

Debbie Lotz
Admissions Director

Debbie has been with Hammonds Lane Center for the past 11 years and has been in the health care field for over 20 years. She was the Environmental Services Director for four years and during that time has been recognized in achieving the "Gold Key Award" for each of the four years she held that position. In July of 2004, Debbie then transferred to the Admissions Director position where she has been for the past seven years. She was also a recipient of the Census Development Quality Key Award. She is customer service oriented and dedicated to both the residents and family members' needs . As the point of contact for many of our family members and residents, Debbie has given them an easy transition to Hammonds Lane Center.

Mary LaPuma
Director of Rehabilitation

Mary earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1994, Masters degree in Health Service Management from SUNY Institute of Technology of Utica/Rome in 1999. Originally from Frankfort, New York. She was a traveler with Genesis since May 2012 and took a full-time position in September, 2013 at Genesis Spa Creek Center. Mary became the DOR in October, 2014 at Genesis Hammons Lane Center.