Senior living direction & dedication that goes above & beyond.

As a not-for-profit organization, Richfield Living is governed by a Board of Directors who guide Richfield’s vision and provide fiduciary oversight for the organization. Richfield’s Directors are all volunteers that have been elected to serve 1-3 year terms, as well as Board committee service in key areas such as Quality, Finance, Governance, Development and Strategic Planning. Their wide range of knowledge and expertise are invaluable in ensuring Richfield fulfill its mission. Our Directors also go beyond to support Richfield Living with their contacts, time and personal finances. Richfield Living is fortunate to have dedicated community leaders serve as Directors, Committee members, and key volunteers in Richfield Living governance.

Richfield Living Board of Directors

Kirtesh Patel

BOARD CHAIR

Kirtesh Patel, CEO/President, Omma Management, is currently serving as Richfield Living’s Board Chair through 2022. Kirtesh’s experience as a business owner, community leader and licensed pharmacist provide strong business and financial acumen to the Richfield Board of Directors. Kirtesh serves as ex-officio member of the Finance, Quality, Governance, Development and Audit Committees and leads the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Serving Richfield since 2018.

David Thornhill

VICE CHAIR

David Thornhill, President, Integrated Textile Solutions, joined our Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently serving as Vice Chair. David’s extensive knowledge as a business owner in Salem provides great insight to Richfield as to operations, community engagement and financial oversight. David serves on the Executive, Finance and Governance Committees, in addition to serving as Audit Committee Chair. 

Donnovan Young

TREASURER

Donnovan Young joined our Board of Directors in 2017 and is currently serving as Board Treasurer. Donnovan’s background in information technology integration, financial management, and customer service serves the Richfield campus in many ways. Donnovan provides a unique perspective to the Board as his mother-in-law resides on the Richfield campus. Donnovan serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, as well as on the Executive, Development and Audit Committees. 

Melinda Payne

SECRETARY

Melinda Payne, Retired Director of Economic Development, City of Salem, joined our Board of Directors in 2012 during which time she has served as Board Chair for two separate terms. Melinda’s experience in the government sector and advocacy for not-for-profit organizations has been a beneficial addition to our Board. Melinda serves as the Chair of the Development Committee and is a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. 

Dr. Martha Anderson

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Dr. Martha Anderson, Assistant Professor, Virginia-Tech Carilion School of Medicine, joined our Board of Directors in 2005. Dr. Anderson’s clinical background, with a focus on gerontology, is an asset to our Board, Leadership Team and our residents. She served as Board Chair for several terms, is an active member of our Executive, Quality and Development Committees and is always an advocate for our nursing team and residents.

Dr. Warren G. Clark

Dr. Warren Clark, Retired Professor of Nursing, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, joined our Board of Directors in 2013 bringing a clinical background as a nurse educator. Dr. Clark is passionate about the care of our geriatric population and their mental health and has numerous publications on gerontology and Alzheimer’s, among many others. Dr. Clark serves as Chair of the Quality Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. 

Dr. W. D. Hasty

Dr. W. D. Hasty, Honorably Retired Minister Presbyterian Church, joined our Board of Directors in 2019. Dr. Hasty’s degree in psychology and his Doctorate in Ministry serves Richfield’s residents well as he advocates for making sound decisions for mental and spiritual health of our residents. Dr. Hasty serves on the Quality and Governance Committees. 

Leah Keller

Leah Keller, Owner of Blue Ridge CPA firm, joined our Board of Directors in 2015. Leah’s financial background, licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, and experience as a business owner, provide strength to the financial and budget processes at Richfield. Leah serves on the Finance, Governance and Audit Committees. 

Donna Musselwhite

Donna Musselwhite, Senior Manager, Marketing Operations and Provider Relations, Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield, joined our Board of Directors in 2020. Donna’s extensive background and expertise in strategic marketing and communications brings invaluable insight to the Development Committee and the marketing department. Donna also serves on the Quality Committee. 

Sydney Nordt

Sydney Nordt, Retired Market Research Analyst and Teacher, joined our Board of Directors in 2013 bringing extensive knowledge of governance and board processes. Sydney provides invaluable guidance as Chair of the Governance Committee. Sydney also serves on the Finance Committee. 

Dr. Edwin (Ted) Polverino

Dr. Edwin (Ted) Polverino, Regional Medical Director for Carilion Clinic and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine with the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, joined our Board of Directors in 2007. Dr. Polverino’s expertise in the healthcare industry provides invaluable insight into best practices and exceptional resident care. Dr. Polverino is a member of the Quality Committee.

Adam Shores

Adam Shores, President, Virginia Market at HomeTrust Bank, joined our Board of Directors in 2020. Adam has a diverse financial background that includes government, commercial and industrial sectors. His financial background will be invaluable as Richfield continues to grow in the Roanoke Valley. Adam is a member of the Finance and Development Committees. 

Lisa Sprinkel

Lisa Sprinkel, Senior Director for Home Care, Hospice and Congregational Nursing Services for Carilion Clinic, joined our Board of Directors in 2020. Lisa oversees the delivery of services in the community setting across 19 counties in Southwest Virginia. She is an advocate for and is certified in Advance Careplanning Facilitation and is also a Certified Home Care and Hospice Executive. Lisa’s expertise and knowledge in healthcare is an asset to the Board and for the Leadership Team. Lisa is a member of the Finance and Quality Committees. 

Read more about our board members and projects!

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Richfield Living Welcomes Two New Members To The Board Of Directors

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