Our Leaders

Meet the people who are committed to carrying out the mission of LifeSpire of Virginia.

President and CEO: Jonathan R. Cook

Jonathan R. Cook joined the staff of LifeSpire of Virginia as President/CEO on December 3, 2014. Prior to joining LifeSpire of Virginia, Mr. Cook worked for Life Care Services LLC, where in his tenure he served as both Executive Director and in the regional position of Director of Operations Management. He has more than 19 years […]

LifeSpire of Virginia

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: Mick L. Feauto

Mick L. Feauto joined the staff of LifeSpire of Virginia as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on April 13, 2015. Mr. Feauto has 34 years of senior industry experience as a nursing home administrator, Executive Director, Regional VP of Operations and Senior Regional VP of Operations. During the last 10 years, he has served […]

Chief Financial Officer: Joseph Kelley

Joseph Kelley joined LifeSpire of Virginia in January 2009 and has served as Operations Controller and Corporate Director of Finance. He assumed the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer in September 2013. Joseph has more than 30 years of experience in the health care and senior living fields and during that time has held a variety of […]

Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson joined LifeSpire of Virginia in January 2009. Before coming to LifeSpire of Virginia, he worked with Sunrise Senior Living where he served in a variety of roles, including regional manager for an assisted living portfolio, managing a portfolio of six continuing care retirement communities and directing the marketing and sales for a new […]

The Culpeper

Executive Director: James F. (Jim) Jacobsen

James F. (Jim) Jacobsen was named Executive Director of The Culpeper in September 2015. His employment with LifeSpire of Virginia began in August 1991 when he served as Director of Dining Services at The Culpeper campus. In 1995, he began 20 years of service at Lakewood, the LifeSpire of Virginia retirement community located in Richmond, Virginia. Jim […]

The Chesapeake

Executive Director: Mark T. Woodard

Mark T. Woodard assumed the position of Executive Director of The Chesapeake in May 2006. Previously, he worked for Goodman & Company as a Senior Human Resource Management Consultant. In this role he provided human resources expertise, business management guidance, counsel, and training to numerous Tidewater and statewide organizations. Mark also served Virginia Health Services […]

The Glebe

Executive Director: Dr. Benjamin Burks

Dr. Benjamin Burks was named Executive Director of The Glebe in September 2013. Previously, he served as a Vice President of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from 2003-13. Ben comes to The Glebe with a strong background in resident satisfaction, strategic planning, wellness, technology, and innovation. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator […]


Executive Director: Jeffrey J. McInnis

Jeffrey J. McInnis was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Lakewood in May 2003. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, he served the Lakewood community in the role of Assistant Administrator for Operations since 1995 and has facilitated several significant expansions of the community during this time. Preceding his employment with Lakewood, […]

VBH Foundation

Vice President: Patricia S. Morris

Pat has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and non-profit governance. She served as Vice President of Philanthropy for Feedmore Inc. from 2004-09 and as Director of Development and Marketing with the Children’s Museum of Richmond from 2001-04. She has also served in fundraising capacity at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and […]