The Laurels of Bon Air Staff

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 Bon Air, 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 Bon Air 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 Bon Air 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.

Ryan Koeniger, Administrator

Ryan grew up in the Midlothian area and graduated from Clover Hill High School. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for a few years after high school and moved to Florida in 1998 where he graduated from The University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) in 1999 from the College of Business Administration. Ryan has been employed in healthcare sales and administration since graduation. He began his career in the Lasik eye surgery field in sales and marketing in St. Petersburg, FL and then grew into home healthcare sales thereafter. As he spent a great deal of time in skilled nursing facilities as a home healthcare sales representative, Ryan grew interested in the field and its many management responsibilities and moved to Roanoke, VA in 2005 to begin an apprenticeship in long-term care administration. Ryan is proud to have served and worked with so many interesting people – and has a passion for assuring each patient receives excellent care. Ryan joined The Laurels of Bon Air in November 2013 as he and his wife, Jennifer, (who is an Assisted Living Administrator) moved to Glen Allen in November 2013 from Charlottesville. They are really enjoying living in the Richmond area!! Ryan enjoys playing basketball, soccer and golf and spending time with family and friends. 

Kimberly Aliemeke, Director of Marketing

Kimberly moved to Richmond VA. from Brooklyn, NY. With the encouragement of her family and friends and her passion to help people, she studied Healthcare Administration at Bryant & Stratton college and received her Bachelor of Science in 2014. Shortly thereafter she began her career in skilled nursing and worked her way up the ladder in administration to later become a Marketing Director in 2016. In her free time, Kim loves to read, paint, attend theatres, travel, spend time with family and engage in church activities. She also sings with a local recording gospel choir in Richmond, VA. With great enthusiasm she began working at the Laurels of Bon Air in May 2017 and is proud to working in an area where she can continue to serve and pursue her passion.

Brenda Larkin, Rehabilitation Services Director

Brenda graduated from John Tyler in 1997 with Associate in Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities since then. Brenda has been at the Laurels of Bon Air since before it opened in 2007 and she has made her home in Powhatan, VA. Brenda loves her job and enjoys gardening and spending time with grandchildren in her free time.