Roanoke Valley Care Team Members

InnovAge Virginia PACE

Center Director

The ability to provide our seniors with access to care and a sense of community is at the heart of what we do each day. Being a part of caring for seniors to ensure they are safe and healthy is a commitment for me. Providing caregivers with the value that PACE adds makes a significant difference on their lives. I am proud to be a small part of the impact this team has every day. 

Peg is a registered nurse who has directed multistate programs in Medicare-certified home health. She comes to InnovAge from Retirement Unlimited, Inc., where she developed programs for skilled home health agencies and internal private duty resources for 10 senior living communities throughout Virginia. Peg has also held leadership roles in administration and nursing for several agencies, and has served as a Medicare administrator. She holds an Associate’s degree in applied science nursing and is completing the RN to Master’s in nursing leadership program at Western Governors University.
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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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Primary Care Doctor

I try to live by the mantra, ‘Anyone can find disease. It takes a truly committed medical team to find health.’ I think PACE provides an environment that supports a real team approach.

Dr. Harrison earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at Blacksburg, VA and a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Richmond. He completed a residency in Family Medicine and Osteopathy at Penn State Health in Reading, PA.

Prior to joining InnovAge, Jared worked at a family medicine practice in Williamsburg, VA. He has special interest in manual therapy, skin procedures, and joint injections.

Jared grew up in Orlando, FL and his family worked for Disney World. He spent two years serving a mission in northeastern Brazil and is conversational in Portuguese. In his spare time, he enjoys having fun with his family which includes three school-age children.

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

I love the team approach that lets our participants live on their own, independently. That is why I’m here at InnovAge – PACE.

Elaine earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University in Radford, VA. She is board certified in Adult and Geriatric Health by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Her previous work experience includes caring for patients in a variety of settings including hospice, a primary care clinic for the underserved and more than 20 years in various intensive, critical care areas. Simultaneously, she has been dedicated to educating the next generation of nurses. She taught at Averette and Ferrum Colleges and served as a preceptor and mentor to registered nursing students.

Elaine is from Florida and also lived in North Carolina and California before moving to Roanoke, VA. She is married and has a son. Her family has three dogs and two cats. Elaine enjoys gardening and traveling in the family RV. 

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