VALA Diamond Award Past Winners

The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) recognizes assisted living providers who are the ‘sparkling gems of Virginia’s assisted living industry’ with the VALA Diamond Awards. There are three categories of the VALA Diamond Awards, and recipients will be recognized in a special video presentation during the luncheon ceremony at the Virginia Assisted Living Fall Conference. We applaud each of the recipients for providing outstanding care on behalf of Virginia's assisted living industry! Please join with us in congratulaing and thanking all of our previous VALA Diamond Award recipients!
 

Assisted Living Administrator of the Year Award

♦          2021 Julie Ferguson
♦          2020 Reuben Canty
♦          2019 Steve Wilkins
♦          2018 Jennie Haden
♦          2017 Roslin V. Davis
♦          2016 Benjamin Butler
♦          2015 Maryanne Lee
♦          2014 Rebecca Tacy
♦          2013 Antonio Williams
♦          2012 Linda Bishop
♦          2011 Ann Temple
♦          2010 Jill Sproul
♦          2009 Sally Sperberg
 

Outstanding Assisted Living Caregiver Award

♦          2021 Orleen Taylor
♦          2020 Donta Briscoe
♦          2019 Mary Williams
♦          2019 Fred Parker
♦          2018 Alice Sparzak
♦          2017 Geraldine Walton
♦          2016 Chevonda Thaniel
♦          2015 Francine McLeod
♦          2014 Micah Foreman
♦          2013 Carol Harvin
♦          2012 Tonja Fletcher
♦          2011 Laura Baker
♦          2010 Martha Bishop
♦          2009 Rebecca Tacy
 

Assisted Living Best Practices Award

♦          2021 garrett Realty Partners ~ “Virtual Presentation Fridays with Micah Hunt”
♦          2020 Commonwealth Senior Living ~ “Hydroponic Farming”
♦          2019 Manorhouse Assisted Living ~ “Pet Therapy Program”
♦          2018 The Mayflower Assisted Living ~ “Know Language Barriers”
♦          2017 The Memory Center of Richmond ~ Handcrafting Kindness Program
♦          2016 Greenfield Senior Living ~ Check-In Angels Program
♦          2015 Commonwealth Senior Living ~ Farm to Table Dining Program
♦          2014 Runk & Pratt Senior Living ~ Social Media Utilization
♦          2013 American Retirement Homes ~ Helping Hands of Support
♦          2012 Commonwealth Senior Living ~ One Sweet Memory
♦          2010 Emeritus Senior Living ~ Home Visit Program
♦          2009 Commonwealth Senior Living ~ Family Connections Program
 
Help us select the next VALA Diamond Award recipients by submitting a nomination today. Guidelines for nominations of each category are listed on the nomination forms. Please contact VALA at (804) 332-2111 should you have any questions. 
 


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visit VALA's Health Alert Page for information from Virginia and federal agencies and organizations on the COVID-19 response for assisted living providers. 

Upcoming VALA Events

VALA is proud to offer upcoming events, webinars, and meetings for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. Several of the events will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Check the VALA Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities.