Roanoke Valley Care Team Members

InnovAge Virginia PACE

Regional Executive Director

Having served the majority of my professional experience in the field of aging, I understand the need to provide quality long-term care options that allow our elders, and eventually ourselves, the privilege to grow and age in our own home.

Wanda Cooper joined InnovAge in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing four PACE centers in Virginia. Wanda has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of senior care. Most recently, she worked for the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, where she oversaw compliance with federal health and safety regulations for PACE participants enrolled in programs throughout the state. Wanda has also managed PACE programs for Lutheran Senior LIFE in New Jersey, as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing in Philadelphia. Wanda attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration and management.
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Executive Director

We all want to remain relevant and independent to our last day so that our life lessons and stories don’t fade away. I believe in the mission of InnovAge and PACE to protect and sustain everyone’s independence.

Josh McGilliard became executive director at InnovAge Virginia PACE – Roanoke Valley in 2017 and has served in PACE leadership positions since 2013. He has eight years of senior healthcare operations and business development experience for post-acute and managed care service lines and plans. Before entering healthcare, Josh owned his own communications consulting firm. Josh is on the boards of the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg, Virginia and the Virginia PACE Alliance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Radford University.
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Center Director

Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and growth.

Kellie has served as center director at the Virginia PACE center since it opened in 2013. Prior to joining InnovAge, Kellie worked as a nurse for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Heartland Home Health Care, where she also gained experience in case management.

Kellie graduated from Western Virginia Community College in 2009 with an associate’s degree in nursing. She specialized in geriatrics and is wound care certified. Kellie is also a certified dementia practitioner.

Kellie was raised in Roanoke, Va. and currently lives in the nearby town of Troutville. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. Kellie is married with a young daughter and son.
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Regional Medical Officer – Eastern Region

What attracted me to LIFE is its founding philosophy of aging gracefully in place. I believe it takes a village to keep an elder safe at home. My favorite part of my job is interacting with participants. I value the opportunity to care for them, as I learn so much from their experiences, which makes me a better physician and person.

Dr. Luz Ramos-Bonner earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Philippines and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from George Washington University. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Ramos-Bonner is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos-Bonner served as the Network Medical Director of NewCourtland Senior Services in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the AMDA. Dr. Ramos Bonner loves to travel—she was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there, exploring foods from around the world, and spending time with her family.
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Primary Care Doctor

I love to build relations with participants and their families.

Dr. Salama is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and urgent care. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Alexandria, Egypt. He enjoys listening to and working with older patients. Dr. Salama was born in Egypt and also lived in Bahrain. He is married and has two daughters. He loves to travel and enjoys watching sports and trying his hand at photography.
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