Richard Brewer - President & CEO
Mr. Brewer is the entrepreneurial leader of Commonwealth Assisted Living and has been intimately involved in its formation and growth. He has been in the senior housing industry for almost 20 years and also involved in the acquisitions of assisted living featuring multi-family properties and the in-home personal care agency during that time. Richard has overseen all operational aspects of each sector including licensing compliance, resident care, marketing, personnel management, medication administration and fiscal management. In addition to operations, he has been involved in numerous facility transactions including new development, acquisitions, dispositions and refinances. He currently serves at the Vice Chair on the Board of The Virginia Assisted Living Association as well as the Jefferson Area Board on Aging.
Vicky Morris - Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Morris is in charge of the bookkeeping operations for all of our facilities. She brings 20 years of experience in managing the financial operations of assisted living facilities. By centralizing bookkeeping operations in our home office, we are able to achieve savings for our clients’ facilities. In addition to handling AR, AP, Payroll and General Ledger, she handles budgeting and cost control for our facilities. Additionally, Vicky brings experience with the IRS, sales tax and state audits, HUD record-keeping, bookkeeping of over 25 different business entities, preparation of numerous loan packages, as well as due diligence preparation and scrutiny for both sale and acquisition.
Earl Parker - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Parker is responsible for providing strategic direction and support to Commonwealth Assisted Living, Commonwealth Residential Living, and Stay at Home Personal Care. Parker’s experience includes more than 20 years of progressive leadership positions in the hospitality and senior living industries. In that time he was an integral part of the leadership/growth team for two large senior living owner/operators and has supported more than 60 senior living communities, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and CCRC’s.
Earl earned his Masters of Business Administration from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University earning a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management. Earl has most recently served as the Vice President of the North Carolina Assisted Living Association.
Kevin Willis - Senior Vice President of Construction and Development
Mr. Willis has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, and brings to Commonwealth Assisted Living a comprehensive knowledge of the complexities inherent in large construction projects, as well as the importance of proper planning and coordination to assure success for all project stakeholders. He has gained a broad perspective, functioning in a variety of roles over the years (General Contractor, Subcontractor, and Owner’s Representative), while working for organizations such as Faulconer Construction, Nielsen Builders, Design Electric, and the University of Virginia. Kevin has a long history with our company, where he has provided his construction consulting expertise since our founding.
Kevin has also given back to the industry through his involvement with the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA), where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is a past President of the Virginia Construction Industry Educational Foundation (VCIEF). He is also member of the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Construction Academy Advisory Board, a volunteer with the Building Goodness Foundation, and a member of the Seminole Lacrosse Inc. Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and also holds a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University.
In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth lacrosse in/around Albemarle County, where he resides with his wife and sons.
David Dodson – Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
A former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, David brings more than 14 years of experience in Sales and Marketing to Commonwealth. David has worked very successfully in Sales Leadership positions in both the New Home Construction and Senior Living industries. During his career, he has supported senior living communities throughout the Southeastern United States including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. David believes that 100% occupancy is possible in every community, and that it is simply a matter of finding the right formula of marketing and sales activity to achieve that goal. He has passion for helping Seniors and their families find the best solutions, and firmly believes that Commonwealth Assisted Living is just that!
When he’s not at work, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their five children, hiking, camping, or canoeing on the James River.
Tommy Comer - Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Human Resources, Tommy Comer, Ed.D, is responsible for providing structure and leadership to the Human Resources function at Commonwealth Assisted Living. In this role, Tommy provides senior level HR counsel to the company as well as leads company-wide HR operations including Employee Relations, Benefits, Recruitment, and Training and Development. Tommy comes with more than ten years of progressively responsible HR experience in a variety of industries, including Assisted Living, higher education, and retail. Previously Tommy was the Regional HR Director for a vibrant senior living company on the west coast, overseeing the HR function at 22 communities in 11 states. Tommy possesses a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from Argosy University, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
Charles IX - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Ix brings to Commonwealth a broad range of experience and commitment to seniors. He has been working with seniors for the past 13 years. Mr., Ix had previously been the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Commonwealth Assisted Living before taking the helm of our Home Care company, Stay at Home. He oversaw the growth of CAL from 532 residents to 786 residents in a 2.5 year period. Previously as owner and administrator of Assured Home Health Care, Charles guided the company to triple digit growth and managed its subsequent sale to private investors. He then created a partnership with the Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA) and started My Home for Life, LLC. My Home for Life, LLC currently provides products and services to seniors wanting to stay safely in their homes. Charles is a founding board member and current treasurer of Mountainside Senior Living, a non-profit assisted living facility in Crozet, VA.