Richard J. 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.
Victoria L. 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..
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 W. Willis, M.B.A.
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.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Ix has been in the senior health care industry for the past 13 years, working in personal care and senior concierge service. Before he came to Commonwealth Assisted Living, he owned a personal care agency, which he expanded to multiple locations and managed its subsequent sale to private investors. Charles then created a partnership with the Jefferson Area Board on Aging and started “My Home for Life”, a senior concierge service providing products and services to seniors wanting to stay safely in their homes.He is a founding board member and current Treasurer of Mountainside Senior Living, a non-profit assisted living facility in Crozet, Virginia. He previously served as VP of Sales and Marketing for both a family textile business and an internet start-up company that went nationwide in the 1990’s.
Cheryl C. Brunk
Ms. Brunk brings 23 years of industry experience. She has been involved in the formation and organization of numerous assisted living facilities as well as other multi-family housing projects. Cheryl has an extensive knowledge of operational policies for assisted living facilities, as well as employment policies and procedures pertinent to our industry. She manages all of our insurance issues and exposures, including property, liability, and workers compensation insurance, as well as unemployment claims and licensing.
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Tommy Comer, Ed.D, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources