Board of Trustees

VALA Board of Trustees

Following are the members of the Virginia Assisted Living Association's Board of Trustees.

  • Chair: Mathew Peponis, Chief Executive Officer, Greenfield Senior Living
  • Vice Chair: Ed Corbeil, Regional Director of Operations, HHHunt
  • Secretary: Jennie Haden, Executive Director, Discovery Village at the West End (Discovery Senior Living)​
  • David Beard, Assisted Living Advocate
  • John Boyd, VP of Pharmacy Operations, Express Care Pharmacy
  • Elijah Brisbone, Regional Director of Operations Specialist, Heritage Senior Living
  • Chloe Burke, Brookdale Arlington (Brookdale Senior Living)
  • Kim Hurt, Executive Director, The Retreat at Fishersville (Phoenix Senior Living)
  • Karl Keffer, Regional Director of Operations, Five Star Senior Living
  • Denny Pregent, Pregent Group
  • Alice Reynolds, Regional Director of Operations, Harmony Senior Services
  • Jaclyn Salisbury, Associate Director of Operations, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Randy Smith, Regional Vice President of Operations, Brightview Senior Living
  • Steve Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Voice & Data
  • Elizabeth Wilkins, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Manorhouse Management, Inc.


The Trustees shall be elected by the members at the annual meeting of the membership. The Board, or its nominating committee, shall mail each member or make available on the Association's website, a slate of individuals nominated for the vacant positions on the Board ("Nomination Ballot") at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the membership. (The annual meeting of the membership is generally held in conjunction with VALA's Annual Fall Conference.) The term of office for newly elected Trustees shall commence at the beginning of the fiscal year. For more details on the election and duties of VALA's Board of Trustees, please refer to the VALA Bylaws
Anyone wishing to submit their name for consideration to serve on VALA's Board of Trustees should review the below documents...

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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar.