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RIchfield Living Welcomes Two New Members To The Board Of Directors

We're Pleased To Welcome Two New Members To Our Board Of Directors!

Richfield Living is proud to announce David Thornhill of Salem, VA and Donnovan Young of Algonquin, IL have joined its Board of Directors.

“Richfield Living is extremely fortunate to have David and Donnovan join the Board,” says Richfield Living President & CEO George Child. “Both of these gentlemen have meaningful ties to the community and bring a wealth of experience to our leadership.”

Thornhill, a graduate of Salem High School and Washington & Lee University, has strong operational experience in growing and leading businesses gained through his career in various industries including oil field services, real estate, and manufacturing. Currently, he oversees all operational aspects of Integrated Textile Solutions, a Salem based manufacturing and services company providing mission critical items to the military and first responder communities.

“It’s great being in Salem, serving the community and reconnecting with those who were such an integral part in my upbringing. My father, who also served on the Richfield Board, always spoke very highly of Richfield. When the opportunity arose to join the Board, I felt I needed to serve because of the vital service Richfield offers to the elders in our area,” said Thornhill. “Richfield has very ambitious plans for growth and improvement. It’s exciting to be part of an organization that’s transforming nursing care and senior living in our region.”

Young became acquainted with Richfield when he and his family needed to find a rehab facility for his mother. He looked at Richfield, along with 10 other facilities in the Salem, Roanoke and the New River Valley area. Ultimately he and his family chose Richfield because it was the best option for his mother due to the caring and responsiveness by the staff.

“We were overly impressed by the staff, most importantly because we felt part of their family, which is what we were looking for,” said Young. “We did several site visits at other facilities, and Richfield, by far, was the best.”

Young, an Elliston native and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has vast experience in account management, contact centers, and technology integration in the insurance industry. His strengths include improving workflow processes, creative problem solving, cultivating key customer relationships, and leadership experience on numerous non-profit and for profit organizations.

Thornhill and Young have been involved in the community’s culture change journey that started in May. Both were very pleased with the community’s latest achievement in the opening of a new neighborhood in the Recovery & Care Center that offers resident-centered care.

“Richfield is doing a wonderful job offering this kind of care to its residents in Independent and Assisted Living. My mother certainly experienced it in Richfield’s Joseph C. Thomas Center,” said Young. “It’s great to see it extending to the nursing care center, as honoring individual’s preferences are essential in the quality of one’s life.”

David Thornhill

Donnovan Young