Patrick Goff

Executive Director

Patrick was born and raised in Charles County. His background is in healthcare and includes positions in in-home senior healthcare, orthopedics, and urgent/emergency care. He joined The Charleston as Business Office Manager and Director of Human Resources prior to his current role as Executive Director. His true passion is doing his part to help people stay positive and have a great day!

“When a resident or staff member is dealing with something difficult, I take pride in being able to help them cope and maybe even see the bright side or the light at the end of the tunnel. That makes me feel really good about what I get to do at The Charleston every day!”

Fun Fact about Patrick: He has two daughters, one in high school and one in elementary.

Colleen Leighty

Assistant Administrator

Colleen has been in the healthcare industry since 2014. The assisted living setting quickly became a passion. She started with the company as a concierge and worked her way up to Assistant Administrator. She oversees the business office and human resources. She is an invaluable member of the Charleston Team.

“The connections I have made with the residents are priceless. I get to make a difference in people’s lives every day; people I genuinely care about! I get to help our residents feel safe, nourished, supported, and dignified; that is the true reward of being a part of this community. We are truly setting a new standard in Assisted Living and Senior Care and that is an incredible thing to be a part of.”

Fun Fact about Colleen: She has 2 giant dogs that our residents adore: Charlie, the bull mastiff and Lola, the cane corso!

David Swanson

Dining Director

David has been working locally in the culinary field since 2006. He is a proud to be considered a native to southern Maryland. He has enjoyed working with The Charleston since March 2017, where he cooks and oversees the meal service and dining satisfaction.

Providing meals in assisted living care takes patience and careful preparation, since many elders may have dietary restrictions. David takes pride in knowing his department provides exceptional food and quality service to each resident. He understands this goes a long way to their overall happiness.

Fun fact: I’m a South Korean American adopted by loving parents William & Clareta Swanson who raised me to be a Redskins fan. I’m also left-handed.

Brittany Wilson

Director of Nursing, RN/Delegating Nurse

Brittany has worked in healthcare since 2008. She has gained valuable experience over the years working in orthopedics, internal medicine/geriatrics, telemetry, and hospice. All of these experiences led her to The Charleston where she is able to apply skills learned from each specialty to provide our residents with the best care possible!

“I was raised by my grandparents, so the geriatric population has always had a special place in my heart. I love coming to work every day and seeing the residents’ smiling faces as I walk down the halls. I consider all of them my “surrogate grandparents” and am so grateful to have the opportunity to get to know and care for each and every resident.”

Fun Fact about Brittany: She loves houseplants and pottery!

Danielle Burgess

Assistant Director of Nursing

Danielle has worked in healthcare since 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings including telemetry, med surg, ICU, and labor & delivery, just to name a few! Her passion is patient-focused care. She prides herself on the quality of care she provides and ensuring that others are providing the highest quality of care as well.

“I love building relationships with my patients/residents. Working in the hospital setting, I would only get to see my patients when they were admitted to my unit. I’m looking forward to building relationships with the residents here at The Charleston and maintaining those relationships by seeing them every day.”

Fun fact: Danielle is left-handed when writing, but does everything else right handed!

Danielle LeDoux

Community Experience Director

Danielle is new to working in healthcare but is not a stranger to activities and entertainment! She began her passion for musical theatre at a young age and has performed for a few assisted living communities through show choirs. After getting her BA in Theatre from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her passion for entertaining and bringing joy to others grew exponentially. She is excited to plan activities and create a wonderful experience for all our residents.

“Nothing makes me happier than putting a smile on someone’s face.” 

Fun Fact about Danielle: She has been doing theatre since 2002 and loves planning parties.

Brooke Thompson

Human Resources Director/Business Office Manager

Brooke has worked in the health care field for over 8 years. She started her health care journey as a receptionist in a small Gastroenterology practice with one doctor, then moved to an Orthopedic/Sports Medicine practice with over 15 doctors. The Assisted Living setting quickly felt like home, as Brooke loves connecting with the residents and their families. Brooke enjoys helping people whether that requires simply a listening ear or finding solutions to concerns.

Fun Fact: Brooke has two toddlers that are 16 months apart and always keep her on her toes!

Kelly Williamson

Maintenance Director

Kelly was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Eastern Senior High School. He realized he has a hardworking and dedicated nature when he was very young, while working a job through his entire high school career. Others also recognized his exemplary work ethic and skills in management, which is how he was recommended for a contract with the Naval Hospital as the Environmental Supervisor. He was thrilled because he knew that the President of the United States would go to that hospital should the need arise; however, he never did have the pleasure of meeting the president. This is how he began his career in healthcare though!

Kelly has held management positions since 1994 and has worked in the healthcare industry since 2003. He has had the opportunity to work for Southern Maryland Hospital, Forestville Health and Rehab, Genesis La Plata, and now at The Charleston Senior Community as the Environmental & Maintenance Director.

“Something I mastered a long time ago is doing more listening than talking, which has taught me a great deal and really helped me to excel in my career. It’s a great skill to have when working with seniors; they love to be heard and I enjoy listening.”

Fun Fact about Kelly: He knows how to get in the kitchen and burn!