Board of Directors

VALA Board of Trustees

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

  • Chair: Mathew Peponis, Greenfield Senior Living
  • Chair Elect: David Beard, English Meadows Elks Home (English Meadows Senior Living Communities)
  • Secretary: Jennie Haden, Discovery Village at the West End (Discovery Senior Living)​
  • John Boyd, Express Care Pharmacy
  • Elijah Brisbone, Heritage Senior Living
  • Chloe Burke, Brookdale Arlington (Brookdale Senior Living)
  • Kim Hurt, The Retreat at Fishersville (Phoenix Senior Living)
  • Karl Keffer, Five Star Senior Living
  • Jaclyn Robbins, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Steve Smith, Dominion Voice & Data
  • Alphonso Westley, Riderwood (Erickson Living)
  • Elizabeth Wilkins, 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...

Alzpossible Initiative

Offering FREE education on dementia via a series of live and downloadable webinars. The Alzpossible initiative was created by the Virginia Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.


The VALA Career Center exists as an additional benefit for assisted living providers to seek qualified candidates for all positions relative to operating an assisted living community in Virginia. Positions that are posted may include those for administrators, executive directors, nurses, medication aides, maintenance staff, accounting managers, dietary staff, etc. Send in your job announcements today!