President & CEO

June 18, 2024

Williamsburg Landing

Williamsburg, VA

Deffet Group, Inc., is pleased to have been retained by Williamsburg Landing to conduct an executive search for a President & Chief Executive Officer.

Williamsburg Landing, located on 153 peaceful, wooded acres in beautiful and historic Williamsburg, Virginia, is the area’s premier not-for-profit, single-site, CARF-accredited Life Plan Community. The community offers independent and assisted living, separate and secured memory support services, Namaste (care for advanced stages of dementia), adult day and rehabilitative services, and both skilled nursing and long-term care.

Williamsburg Landing opened its doors in 1985 and by upholding its vision, identifying emerging needs and responding accordingly, has continued to grow by adding new living options and amenities and expanding services and programs to meet the changing needs of residents and the surrounding community. With annual revenue of approximately $46 million, the organization employs 400 staff members and is home to approximately 600 residents who are thriving in this extraordinary, innovative, and genuinely warm community.

The President & Chief Executive Officer is directly accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for providing strategic leadership consistent with the guiding principles of Williamsburg Landing. Serving as chief liaison between Williamsburg Landing, the local community, and governmental agencies, they also collaborate with the Board and its committees in the development of Williamsburg Landing’s future strategic direction to accomplish both the organization’s long- and short-range goals.

This is an outstanding leadership opportunity for an individual who wants to lead a forward-looking community of sophisticated and diverse residents and to continue to build upon the organization’s stellar reputation for providing an exceptional lifestyle in a vibrant environment.


The successful candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, although an advanced degree is highly preferred. They must have a minimum of seven years of senior management experience within either healthcare or continuing care retirement community administration, preferably in a C-level role. Previous CEO experience is strongly preferred. Additionally, previous experience in working with a governing Board is beneficial to this role. The ideal candidate will be a strategic, team-oriented thinker and collaborative leader who seeks creative ways to address the needs of future seniors, including innovative approaches to service diversification and continued organizational growth. Additionally, the candidate is a person who embraces transparency, integrity, upholds Williamsburg Landing’s core values, and is an active and visible participant in the surrounding community.


Candidate nominations or expressions of personal interest may be directed in confidence to Elizabeth Feltner, Chief Executive Officer, Deffet Group, Inc., via email: