Steve & Cathy Lorberbaum
Founders, Assisting Hands Potomac
Steve and Cathy Lorberbaum started Assisting Hands Potomac after successful careers as an attorney and marketing manager respectively.
“We wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our mission is simple – to provide the best care possible for our clients, while providing a great place to work for our employees.”
Steve Lorberbaum is the owner of Assisting Hands Home Care, which is dedicated to providing families and their loved ones with exceptional caregiving services and support. According to Steve, “we get calls from families looking for information and education. Often times people are in a crisis situation and just need someone to help them understand their options. Many times we are a temporary bridge to a longer-term living solution and other times we become that long-term solution to helping someone remain comfortably at home. Our focus is on counseling families and then providing a caring professional to help a loved one wherever home is at the moment. We’re there when family can’t be.”
Steve’s experience is based on the challenges he and his wife faced addressing care needs for their parents. Steve has more than 25 years of experience practicing law in both private practices and as General Corporate Counsel. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He continued his education with a JD degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. In 2014, he became a Certified Senior Advisor and serves on the board of Cupid’s Charities, an organization that supports the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and on the Board of Potomac Community Village, as a neighbor helping neighbor senior organization. He also serves on the Montgomery County’s Age Friendly – Home and Community-Based Services Workgroup.
Cathy Lorberbaum has been a yoga instructor in the Washington D.C. area for almost 20 years. Cathy has taught at several yoga studios in the DC area, as well as managed the yoga program at LifeTime Athletic in Rockville, MD for several years. Her classes focus on building core strength, joint stability, and flexibility while promoting relaxation, breathing, and meditation. Cathy holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to teaching yoga, Cathy held various marketing positions at several telecommunications companies in the Washington, DC area including COMSAT Communications, GTE Spacenet, and PictureTel.
Human Resource Manager
Debby is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing our Certified Nursing Assistants, and maintaining HR files and databases. She responds to individual caregivers’ questions and needs.
Debby Leber joined Assisting Hands in May 2016. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She has over 30 years of experience in professional office management and human resource administration. For twenty of those years, she worked at a CPA firm that specialized in healthcare consulting. Debby is a native Marylander and has lived her entire life in Montgomery County. She has two sons and five grandchildren and stays busy babysitting and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Director of Community Relations
Patricia Dubroof is the Director of Community Relations for Assisting Hands Home Care. She creates partnerships with our senior communities to share educational and creative tools about the important role caregivers have in our family’s lives. She connects with our families as they enter the caregiver world, listening carefully to their stories and finding solutions to their caregiving needs. Patricia facilitates several programs: Death Cafe, Book Events, What’s Your Plan, and others. Patricia represents Assisting Hands as an active member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, GROWS, and the Senior Services Alliance.
Patricia Dubroof joined Assisting Hands in March of 2019. She has over 35 years of experience in caring for seniors through creativity and coaching. She developed arts and healing programs at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Iona Senior Service, Washington DC Veterans Medical Center, and many other local and national organizations.
Patricia is the founder of Women Leaders in Elder World. We are a group of caring and experienced professionals from a wide variety of disciplines eager to help you and your loved ones find the best solutions and resources.
Marguerite is an Advanced-Practice Registered Nurse. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Science of Nursing (BSN), a master’s degree in Science of Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in Community/Public Health, and a post-MSN degree in Adult-Geriatrics Primary Care respectively from Marymount University, the Grand Canyon University, and the Regis College of Nursing. She held several healthcare positions in Geriatrics, Home Health, Behavioral Health, Corrections, Quality Auditing, Case Management, and Advanced-Practice Primary Care.
Marguerite joined Assisting Hands in August 2021 as the Director of Nursing to support clients in their homes with healthy aging, maximum functioning, and quality of life… My experiences as a bedside nurse, community health nurse, and an Adult Geriatric Primary Care practitioner have all shaped my practice to work with older adults, their families, and communities.”
Laura Rodriguez, RN, BSN
Laura Rodriguez is a registered nurse (RN) with five years of experience. Laura moved to the United States in 2011 from Colombia, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education and linguistics. She began her nursing career in 2014 as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She worked as a CNA at Assisting Hands for over a year while studying to become an RN. She graduated in 2017 from Montgomery College with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). In 2019, she completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)program atThe George Washington University (GWU). She worked as a pediatric nurse for four years, which allowed her to have a deeper involvement in her children’s development and health. Parallel to this job, she also worked for over a year as a home health nurse caring for a patient with quadriplegia. She is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) master’s program at GWU. She is now enjoying being back with Assisting Hands in her role as a Nurse Supervisor, which has given her the opportunity to apply her leadership and management skills to improve the quality of care that is provided to the clients.
Jeannette Hand, RN
Nursing is Jeannette’s 3rd career. She started out thinking she would like to be a Paralegal and was going to school for that while working as a Legal Secretary, then she had 3 kids and became a stay-at-home mom. Jeannette considers this to be her most important job. When her oldest left for college, she started down the path of Nursing School. She took 3 years to do all the prerequisite courses and then completed 2 years of Nursing School at Frederick Community College graduating from nursing school the same year her youngest child graduated from High School! Her background in nursing is in the Nursing Home/Rehab setting with her last job prior to joining Assisting Hands, as a Wound Nurse. It is a happy coincidence that her last name is Hand!