The Team at Commonwealth Senior Living
Richard J. Brewer – President & CEO
Richard began in the senior housing industry over 20 years ago with a family-owned company that opened the first assisted living community in Virginia. Working in a small company, in an industry that was new to Virginia, he was involved in all aspects of the business. This experience proved to be instrumental in the success of Commonwealth Senior Living as it led to the design and implementation of CSL’s strategic growth plan.
Understanding the roles resident satisfaction and employee engagement play in an organization’s long term success, Richard brought together a team of professionals to focus on these key areas. This strategy has allowed Commonwealth to capitalize on the opportunities of acquiring existing real estate then implementing strategic operational changes, adding services, and renovating and expanding the communities to achieve superior financial results. Richard developed CSL through acquisitions, financings (HUD, FNMA, FREDDIE, CMBS, and Conventional), renovation and expansion projects, and strategic dispositions. Richard graduated from James Madison University and recently served as Vice Chair of the Virginia Assisted Living Association as well as serving on the Jefferson Area Board on Aging.
Vicky Morris – Chief Financial Officer
Vicky oversees financial operations for all Commonwealth communities and their affiliates. She brings 20 years of experience managing the financials and operations of assisted living communities. In addition to periodic financial statements, her responsibilities include complex cash flow analysis, lender reporting (FHA, FNMA, FREDDIE, and Conventional), proforma development and budgeting for acquisitions, additions and expansions, audits, and all government financial reporting. She oversees the financial record keeping for over 50 different business entities, preparation of numerous loan packages and due diligence for all acquisitions. Vicky also represents Commonwealth as a member of ALFA’s CFO Executive Roundtable.
Earl Parker – Chief Operating Officer
Earl is responsible for day-to-day oversight of Commonwealth Senior Living. His experience includes more than 20 years of leadership positions in the hospitality and senior living industries. In that time he;s been an integral part of the leadership of two large senior living owner/operators with more than 60 senior living communities between them, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and CCRCs. Earl earned his Master of Business Administration from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a BS degree in Hospitality Management. Earl most recently served as the Vice President of the North Carolina Assisted Living Association and is a member of ARGENTUM’s COO Executive Roundtable.
Kevin Willis – Senior Vice President of Construction and Development
With more than 20 years experience in the construction industry, Kevin brings a comprehensive knowledge of the oversight required in construction projects, including the importance of proper planning and coordination to assure success. Kevin is involved with the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA), where he previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is a past President of the Virginia Construction Industry Educational Foundation (VCIEF). He is a member of the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Construction Academy Advisory Board, and is a volunteer with the Building Goodness Foundation. Kevin 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.
Kristy Ruppe Craddock – Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
Kristy joined Commonwealth Senior Living in 2016 with over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing leadership within the senior living industry. She has successfully lead many sales teams throughout her career encompassing Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and CCRC’s. She distinguishes herself by building engaged top performing sales teams, designing compelling sales training focused on creating a unique customer experience and development of sales science analytics which have led to increased sales performance and revenue. Kristy has enjoyed building her experience in various markets and states from coast to coast, having worked for two other national organizations. Kristy received her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a focus in Gerontology and Hospitality. Throughout her career, Kristy’s passion for seniors extends beyond her professional path, having been an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, local Senior Advocacy and Service organizations, serving in a variety of leadership capacities.
Tommy Comer – Chief Human Resource Officer
Tommy is responsible for developing and implementing Commonwealth’s human capital strategy. He provides senior level HR supervision to the company and leads company-wide HR operations, including employee relations, benefits, recruitment, and training and development. Tommy joined Commonwealth with more than 10 years of HR experience in a variety of industries, including assisted living, higher education, and retail. Previously, Tommy was the Regional HR Director for a vibrant west coast senior living company, 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 from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
Ed Corbeil, Vice President of Operations
Ed is a 16-year veteran of the senior living industry, most recently as a Regional Director of Operations, overseeing the leadership of multiple assisted living properties in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Florida. With CSL, Ed manages the hands-on operational aspects of all of our communities, including financial performance, overseeing the standards of operations and improving service standards. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor’s in Rehabilitative Services from East Stroudsburg University.
Sandi K. Flores, RN
Sandi is a Registered Nurse with 32 years of experience in providing clinical management, consulting and staff training in the assisted living industry. For decades assisted living providers throughout the United States have utilized Ms. Flores’ expertise for interim staffing and clinical management needs. From one-time consulting to ongoing support, Ms. Flores has worked seamlessly with assisted living communities’ management associates and clinical staff to implement proven management strategies and ensure residents receive the highest level of care.
In addition to a Registered Nurse degree from Palomar College, School of Nursing, Ms. Flores is a Certified Assisted Living Nurse by the American Assisted Living Nurses Association and a Certified Gerontological Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Flores is licensed by the State of California as a Certified Residential Care Administrator. Ms. Flores is also currently approved to provide education by several states and industry associations.
Over the course of her career Ms. Flores has received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, in 2014, Ms. Flores was the recipient of the American Assisted Living Ethel M. Mitty Scholarship award for successful clinical practice.