LifeSpire of Virginia Names New Chief Financial Officer

RICHMOND, Virginia (Monday, April 22, 2024) —LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Erik Mauritsen has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Mauritsen will be responsible for directing overall financial operations for LifeSpire, its five continuing care retirement communities, foundation offices and Lakewood at Home. Mauritsen will begin his new role at the end of May.

“Erik is an accomplished CFO and business executive with extensive experience in the senior living space,” said Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Erik enters this role from a position of strength, and his insights and experience will be extremely valuable in helping LifeSpire operate with efficiency and create value for our stakeholders. I am thrilled to welcome Erik to the team.”

Mauritsen has more than 20 years’ experience in progressive leadership roles in auditing, finance, corporate compliance programs and regulatory laws for a number of organizations, most recently Covenant Woods. In his role at Covenant Woods, Erik assisted with advancing their mission while enhancing the financial strength of the organization.

Mauritsen, a cum laude graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, earned a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in accounting. He and his wife, Cassie, have three children and reside in Glen Allen, Virginia.

LifeSpire of Virginia, based in Glen Allen, Virginia, is a not-for-profit organization serving seniors since 1945. The LifeSpire of Virginia family includes five life plan communities—Lakewood in Richmond, The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Summit in Lynchburg, and The Glebe in Daleville—as well as Lakewood at Home, a community-based continuing care program. The Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation is the philanthropic arm of LifeSpire and provides support to residents and team members through its four funds—benevolence, crisis, education and spiritual life. LifeSpire of Virginia serves more than 1,400 residents and employs nearly 1,100 team members.  To learn more, visit