Blue Ridge Care Team Members

InnovAge Virginia PACE

Executive Director

Seniors have a special place in my heart. As a child, I enjoyed going with my mom to visit nursing facilities and seniors' homes in the community. We would sit and read together, sing, and deliver small care packages. After years of doing that, I knew I wanted to work with seniors.

Malaika Mason is the executive director for InnovAge's Blue Ridge PACE center. She was previously center director for InnovAge’s Richmond PACE center. Throughout her 20 years of experience in the geriatric field, Malaika has served in a range of positions, including as site director for a PACE center in Virginia. Prior, Malaika managed recreation departments for multiple adult day centers, retirement communities, and nursing home facilities. Malaika graduated from Virginia Commonweath University with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and an occupational therapy track. She is currently working toward her master’s in health administration from Strayer University. Malaika is married with two daughters, loves music, and enjoys volunteering with seniors.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Malaika is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Virginia PACE. 
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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 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 is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos 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 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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Medical Director

I know first-hand both the challenges and the joys of being a caregiver, and I love how PACE uses real teamwork to care for our older loved ones.

Dr. Ferrance received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. Prior to joining InnovAge, Dr. Ferrance was a hospitalist medical director and emergency room physician at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. He is also an adjunct clinical faculty member at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System department of pediatrics, as well as the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine department of geriatrics. Dr. Ferrance enjoys wordworking, particularly pen-making, and performs as a DJ for special occasions—including PACE center events. He has been married for more than 30 years and has three grown children.

Learn more about Dr. Ferrance in this Provider Spotlight:

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Dr. Libbon is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Colorado PACE. 

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Nurse Practitioner

It is absolutely my honor and privilege to assist in providing quality care to every participant who entrusts me with their care.

Laura earned her master’s degree in Family Practice Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois. She is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining InnovAge, Laura worked as a nurse practitioner with another PACE program. She also has experience as a home care coordinator and as director of nursing with a large health system in Virginia. She has clinical interests in diabetes management, heart failure, and dementia.

Laura strongly believes in the PACE model of care and the importance of the interdisciplinary team. She enjoys working with participants and their families to achieve their care goals.

Laura is married and has six children and six grandchildren. She has a dog who thinks he is the baby of the house. She enjoys going on walks in the woods, playing piano, and spending time with her family. She lived in West Virginia and Virginia most of her life and she loves being in the mountains.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Laura is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Virginia PACE. 
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