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Commonwealth Senior Living Enhances Leadership Team with Focus on Quality and Growth

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–Commonwealth Senior Living (“CSL”) announces that it has added to its senior leadership team to further enhance the quality of services we provide to our residents, families and associates and growing our workforce for the future. The team represents some of the most talented individuals in the senior living business with expertise in all facets of the industry including operations, workforce development, resident care, finance, programming, and sales and marketing.

Richard Brewer will remain CEO and will continue to focus on future growth and development for the company. When Brewer founded CSL 16 years ago, his goal was to create a new standard of quality care to seniors in a non-institutional, home-like environment. Today, CSL has grown substantially with 21 communities and several award-winning signature programs.

“This is an exciting time for Commonwealth Senior Living,” said Brewer. “Our leadership team is among the best in the industry and their shared commitment to our CORE Values and passion for our residents is remarkable. I’m very excited about the future of Commonwealth Senior Living and the innovative team we have built.”

Earl Parker has been named president and COO of CSL. In this role, he oversees the management and operations of all senior living communities. Earl joined CSL five years ago and helped develop the company’s Core Values and brought new strategies to help fuel growth in talent, occupancy, and overall resident experience.

Additional new promotions include:

  • Ed Corbeil has been named senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Ed will support the regional vice presidents and oversee CSL’s new Center of Excellence located in Charlottesville.
  • Giovanni Montague Sneed, MS, RN has been named senior vice president of resident care and will provide support for all resident care programs and initiatives.
  • Kristy Ruppe Craddock has been named senior vice president of sales & marketing where she will guide and build engaged top performing sales teams and design compelling sales training focused on creating a unique customer experience.

CSL has also created regional vice president positions to provide communities a single point of contact for support. The four regional vice presidents will support communities within small regions, including:

  • Bernie Cavis, regional vice president of the Hampton Roads communities;
  • Ronda Duckworth, regional vice president of the Central Virginia communities;
  • Charles Ix, regional vice president of the Northern Neck and Peninsula communities;
  • Amanda Wickert, regional vice president of the Southwest Virginia communities.

“We approached these changes using our CORE Values as our foundation,” said Earl Parker. “We are confident that these changes are going to assist us in continuing to improve the key outcomes of our operations and enhance our ability to grow. We believe that our shared focus on improving the lives of seniors, their families, and each other is a recipe for success.”

Founded in 2002 with three assisted living communities, Commonwealth Senior Living has grown to be one of the largest senior living providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The company’s 21 communities provide independent, assisted and memory care living to over 1500 residents across Virginia. Programs including the award-winning Sweet Memories for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Farm to Table dining, the SMILE™ interactive communication tool and others are designed to enhance resident and family experiences.