LifeSpire of Virginia Welcomes Four New Trustees to Its Board

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Trustees. Sharon Brooks, John Jung, Jr., Pamela Parsons and John Poma officially joined the board on January 1.

With more than 30 years of experience senior living, Brooks’ areas of expertise include market strategy, advertising, sales, consumer research and development planning. Brooks built and recently sold a 50-person marketing consulting firm. Currently, as the chief marketing officer for Boston-based 2Life Communities, she is focused on marketing communications and developing a prototype product for the middle market.

Jung recently retired as senior managing director and head of capital markets at BB&T. In that role, he was responsible for leading BB&T’s capital markets efforts, which included sales and trading, origination, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt finance and foreign exchange. In addition, Jung was responsible for integrating BB&T capital markets with BB&T’s corporate and community banks. He was a member of BB&T’s senior leadership team and served on many public and private boards.

Parsons is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). At present, she serves as an Associate Clinical Professor and the Associate Dean of Practice and Community Engagement at VCU’s School of Nursing.

With more than 30 years of progressive responsibility for leading teams, executing strategic initiatives, improving and streamlining processes, Poma serves as the chief legal counsel for Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group, P.C. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School.

LifeSpire of Virginia’s Board of Trustees voted in early December to appoint these four new members in 2021. These new members joined as Craig Hopson of Midlothian and Bob Yeaman, III, of Culpeper cycled off the board at the end of December.

It is always exciting to welcome new members to our esteemed Board of Trustees. Our four new members bring extensive knowledge of and expertise in the senior living industry and I look forward to working alongside them as we usher in continued growth and development throughout our organization.

Jonathan Cook
LifeSpire of Virginia President and CEO