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)
  • Edward "Ed" Corbeil, HHHunt
  • Kim Hurt, The Retreat at Fishersville (Phoenix Senior Living)
  • Karl Keffer, Five Star Senior Living
  • Jaclyn Salisbury, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Denny Pregent, Pregent Group
  • 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...

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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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. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.