LifeSpire welcomes new corporate staff

RICHMOND, Virginia — LifeSpire of Virginia welcomes two new employees to its corporate staff. Tammy Mackey is the executive assistant to the president. Stephen Folkes joins the corporate staff as a human resources (HR) support specialist.

TammyMackeyMackey comes to LifeSpire after 20 years of missionary service with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in Africa, Southeast Asia and East Asia. For the past five years, she focused on providing logistical support — coordinating housing, vehicles and visas — for IMB workers in East Asia. In her position with LifeSpire, Mackey will provide support to the president, senior leadership team and trustees by coordinating communication, meetings and documentation.

Mackey and her husband, Ron, reside in Glen Allen. They have two children and one grandchild.

StephenFolkesA graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Folkes previously worked for Bon Secours Health System in Richmond. Since April 2015, Folkes worked as an HR assistant with Lakewood, a LifeSpire community in Richmond’s West End. He transitioned to LifeSpire’s corporate office in June, where he provides support for HR-related computer applications, including Kronos and ADP. He also performs a variety of HR-related tasks in support of LifeSpire’s four communities.

Stephen and his wife, Samantha, have been married two years. They live in Mechanicsville.

For more information, contact Ann Lovell, corporate director of communications,, (804) 521-9192.