James F. (Jim) Jacobsen was named Executive Director of The Culpeper in September 2015. His employment with LifeSpire of Virginia began in August 1991 when he served as Director of Dining Services at The Culpeper campus. In 1995, he began 20 years of service at Lakewood, the LifeSpire of Virginia retirement community located in Richmond, Virginia. Jim was instrumental in coordinating and facilitating a number of initiatives and large expansion projects at Lakewood. He played key roles during various organizational transitions while serving at Lakewood. Jim was often described as the face of “Customer Service” while serving as Administrator of Resident Life at Lakewood for many years.
Jim is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Preceptor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a degree in Applied Sciences with a major in Business Management and has completed the Certified Dietary Managers Program from the University of Florida. Jim holds a certification through the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals. He is an active member of the International Facility Managers Association and long-term member and past Chairman within LeadingAge Virginia.