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Barry A. Ray

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Barry CWPBarry Ray has served in key leadership roles in the senior housing and long-term care fields for over two decades.

Initially, with Life Care Centers of America, he served in various capacities, including Director of Facility Accounting, Director of Asset Management, Vice President of Assisted Living Development and Vice President of Finance. During the last 3 years of his tenure at Life Care, Barry served as President of American Lifestyles, Inc., Life Care's assisted living subsidiary, where he oversaw the development, operations, and marketing of 40 retirement facilities in 28 states.

In 2002, Barry founded Vision Senior Care Partners to operate and develop retirement facilities and consult on senior housing and health care, including an additional focus on church and para-ministry organizations desiring to enter the senior housing industry. In 2006, he and Bryan Cook formed Legacy Senior Living to manage related and third-party retirement facilities. Under Barry's leadership, Legacy Senior Living now owns or operates multiple retirement communities across the southeast United States.

Barry is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN, a member of Westmore Church of God and a member of several nonprofit boards. He and his wife, Iris, have three children.

Photo: Carrie Workman Photography