Commonwealth Senior Living Announces New Regional Leaders, VP of Operations

by Jeff Shaw

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Commonwealth Senior Living, a Charlottesville-based operator, has named Reuben Canty, Mark Kane and Rick Barley as regional vice presidents with the company.

These new regional leaders bolster Commonwealth’s operational and management teams as it continues to grow its portfolio and seeks to provide the best possible support to its communities within the eastern United States.

Additionally, the company promoted Kim Hurt to vice president of operations.

Canty joined Commonwealth Senior Living in 2015 as a resident care director. He was promoted to executive director where he served at both Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield and Commonwealth Senior Living at the West End, both in the Richmond market. He has been recognized by his peers and industry professionals having achieved the Commonwealth Senior Living 2018 Evolution Award and the 2020 VALA Executive Director of Year.

Canty holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed practical nurse. He sits on the advisory boards for VCU Gerontology and Henrico County School of Practical Nursing. He will support Commonwealth Senior Living’s central region.

Kane most recently served as the regional director of operations at Navion Senior Solutions. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in senior living at several senior living companies including Discovery Senior Living, Five Star Senior Living and Northstar Senior Living. Kane earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of New York and is a licensed administrator in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Barley has over 18 years of experience in healthcare, having started his career in nursing after receiving his bachelor’s degree in nursing from York College in Pennsylvania. He began his career in senior living in 2011 as an executive director at Country Meadows and then at Providence Place Senior Living.

Barley served as the vice president of operations and chief operating officer at Providence Place for the last seven years, prior to his most recent position at IntegraCare. In his new role, he will support Commonwealth Senior Living’s north region.

Hurt joined Commonwealth Senior Living in November 2020 as a regional vice president. During her tenure she successfully led the Hampton Roads Region in achieving high occupancy growth and exceeding business metrics. She was honored with the Regional Support Associate of the Year in 2022.

Hurt has over 28 years of experience in the assisted living industry and is a licensed Virginia Assisted Living Administrator, LPN and licensed preceptor.

The company also promoted Chasity Devoti has been promoted to area executive director where she will oversee Commonwealth Senior Living at Abingdon and Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Bluff.

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