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Michelle Hamilton

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Commonwealth Senior Living announces that Michelle Hamilton has joined the company as senior vice president of operations. Hamilton previously served as senior vice president of asset management healthcare for Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY)-sponsored NorthStar HealthCare Income.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to our team,” said Earl Parker, president and COO of Commonwealth Senior Living. “She brings nearly three decades of experience to Commonwealth and has an extensive resume of senior living operations, sales and marketing, investor relations, and most importantly executive coaching and building teams. She will be an asset to our company and our family of over 4,000 residents and associates.”

Hamilton received her bachelor’s in business and her MBA from Frostburg State University. She began her career at Country Meadows Retirement Communities as an executive director and assumed additional roles and responsibilities throughout her tenure, which led her to the senior vice president of operations and chief of senior living operations of the company, serving in that capacity until 2018. Since that time, Hamilton worked for The Arbor Company and Colony Capital, Inc.

She has been an active member of Argentum and served as a committee roundtable chair for several years. She served on the board of directors for Pennsylvania Health Care Association and was chair of the Assisted Living/Personal Care board for two years.

Hamilton commented: “I am honored to join the Commonwealth team. Since 2002, Commonwealth has built a reputation for innovative programming and award-winning care of residents. I look forward to working with the talented professionals here who work every day to improve the lives of seniors and the senior living industry.”

About Commonwealth Senior Living
Commonwealth Senior Living provides independent living, assisted living, 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 has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work Institute for the past two years and continues to pioneer new services to meet our goal of enhancing resident and family experiences. For more information on Commonwealth Senior Living visit

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