Andrew Sandler '77 Takes CEO Post at Abe's Garden
February 9, 2011
February 9, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Andrew B. Sandler, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive director and chief executive officer of Abe's Garden. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Abe's Garden is a non-profit organization that seeks to establish a national model of residential living and daycare programs for those suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Sandler comes to his new post from Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield, Illinois, where he was assisted living director. He also served for eight years as administrator of Maison Hospitaliere, a skilled nursing facility in New Orleans. Sandler has also served as a medical reviewer for Paradym Professional Systems and Columbia Lakeview Hospital in Covington, Louisiana, and managed The Westonian, an assisted living facility in Weston, Massachusetts, and Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Malden, Mass.
"From experience as director of an Alzheimer's program to an understanding of fiscal management and his practice as a therapist, Andrew embodies the skills needed to make Abe's Garden a national model of care for those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia throughout the country," states chairman of the board Michael D. Shmerling.
A psychology major at DePauw, Sandler went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University, a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Orleans, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University. He has written numerous journal articles for publications including Advances in Special Education, the Journal of Behavioral Education and the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
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