CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Commonwealth Senior Living has hired three new leadership team members to oversee operations at Commonwealth’s portfolio of communities in the northern, southwest, and eastern/peninsula regions. Monet Morris has been named senior regional vice president and both Victoria Leitgeb and Rebecca Sturtz have been named regional vice presidents.
“We are very excited that Monet, Victoria, and Rebecca have joined our team,” said Earl Parker, president & CEO of Commonwealth. “All three bring a wealth of experience to Commonwealth in the areas of operations, financial management, sales, and customer service. That experience will support further growth and success while demonstrating our CORE Values and Noble Selling Purpose.”
Monet Morris has over 10 years of experience in the assisted living, personal care, and hospital industries. She is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator, LPN, and has a BS in healthcare administration. Morris has most recently been the market vice president of Richmond Jencare, providing leadership and management for four centers in the greater Richmond area serving over 4,500 patients with the development and delivery of Medicare Advantage programs. Prior to working at Jencare, Morris was COO and acting CEO for Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute for several years. She has worked for Brookdale Senior Living, Grace Healthcare, and Sunrise Senior Living as an executive director and senior executive director. In her new role as senior regional vice president, Morris will oversee the operations of Commonwealth’s peninsula communities and provide support to the company’s eastern communities.
Victoria Leitgeb has most recently been regional director of operations with Legend Senior Living for over three years and is an LPN and certified PCH Administrator. Prior to Legend, she was director of operations for Good Neighbor Care and has worked at many senior living companies as director of nursing and executive director. She will oversee operations of northern communities.
Rebecca Sturtz was most recently regional director of operations at Five Star Senior Living for thirteen centers in North and South Carolina. Prior to that, she was regional director of operations for Century Park’s southeast region. She has been a senior executive director and vice president of operations and business development at retirement communities. She will oversee Commonwealth’s southwest communities.
Earlier this year, Commonwealth named Ronda Duckworth senior regional vice president. She oversees Commonwealth’s portfolio of communities in its central and northwest regions. In her new role, she also manages Commonwealth’s Center for Excellence, a training and professional development hub designed to provide associates with the skills and tools they need for a successful career in senior living. Duckworth joined Commonwealth in 2013 as a regional vice president of sales and marketing. During that time, she oversaw a 20 percent net census gain in a 6-month period, equating to 28 percent increase in revenue. In 2018, she was named regional vice president overseeing Commonwealth’s central region portfolio. Before joining Commonwealth, Duckworth worked for Sunrise Communities and Juniper Communities. She is currently participating in the Argentum LEAD program for senior executives.
In addition to these hires, Commonwealth has also made two internal promotions: Amber Foster, former executive director at Commonwealth Senior Living at Front Royal, has been promoted to regional vice president where she will oversee the operations of Commonwealth’s northwest region communities with support from Duckworth. In her tenure at the Front Royal community, Foster has had several positions, including dining services, concierge, business office manager and assistant executive director. She is a graduate of Commonwealth’s Executive Director in Training program. Gary Pelton, former executive director of Commonwealth Senior Living at Kings Grant House, has been promoted to regional vice president, where he will oversee the operations of Commonwealth’s eastern communities with support from Morris.
About Commonwealth Senior Living
Commonwealth Senior Living provides independent living, assisted living, personal care, and memory care to seniors across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Commonwealth Senior Living has become a leader in the senior living industry through our innovative signature programs, such as our award-winning Sweet Memories Alzheimer’s and dementia program, our Farm to Table dining, and our interactive communication tool, SMILE ™, among others. Commonwealth Senior Living continues to pioneer new services to meet our goal of improving the lives of seniors, their families, and each other. For more information on Commonwealth Senior Living visit CommonwealthSL.com.
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