Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Charlottesville, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of Charlottesville employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Charlottesville is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

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Ronald Adams


Ron was named Administrator of The Laurels of Charlottesville in 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in long-term care, with past roles in administration, marketing and admissions and maintenance. Ron has an M.A. in business from Webster University in St. Louis and B.S. degrees in psychology and sociology from Drury University. He obtained his NHA license in 2010. Ron’s wife of over 20 years is a long-term care social worker at an assisted living facility in Richmond, while his daughter works as a dietary aid for a local assisted living facility - you could say a commitment to senior care runs in the family!

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Barbie Wellman, RN

Director of Nursing

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Ralph Lewis

Rehabilitation Services Director

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Krista Carter

Director of Marketing

Krista has worked in both acute care and long-term care settings. She joined The Laurels of Charlottesville in January of 2016. Krista grew up in Central Illinois where she received her undergraduate from Millikin University. She moved to Charlottesville in 2013 and has since become very active in the Charlottesville community, volunteering with many nonprofit organizations.

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