Servant Leadership

OUR VISION

Annually certified as a Great Place to Work, Watercrest stands as a beacon of quality senior living by creating a sense of family in a company where servant leaders collaborate to honor our elders.

OUR MISSION

To Welcome, To Care, To Serve.

Corporate Team

  • MARC VORKAPICH

    Principal and Chief Executive Officer Faith

    "Our collective values will determine the extent to which our collective vision is realized."

  • JOAN T. WILLIAMS

    Principal and Chief Financial Officer Genuine

    "Our associates are our greatest asset, therefore our most important investment is in them."

  • HOLLIE KEMP

    Chief Experience Officer Inspiring

    "Be a leader you are proud of. Be a person others aspire to be like. And if you ever find that you are not, have the courage to change, to begin again, and to be who you were created to be."

  • Whitney Lane

    Senior Vice President of Operations Excellence

    "When striving for excellence, you must remember to always listen, never stop learning, and to lead with the best version of yourself."

  • ROSE PIETRAS

    VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING Commitment

    "We have a responsibility to provide our seniors a respectful quality of life deserving of their contributions to our society and our life journey."

  • JUDI DONOVAN

    Vice President of Startup Operations Integrity

    "As a leader it's important to determine each day how I can continue to add value to the team. By casting a vision, communicating clearly defined expectations and listening to the ideas of others proves to be a solid recipe for team success. Inspiration, compassion and passion will keep a team engaged."

  • JULIO TREJO

    National Director Of Culinary DEPENDABILITY

    "Serving nutritious meals and caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy"

  • MARK CHILCOTT

    Vice President of Development Represent

    "Our call to honor and serve seniors fuels our passion to build the next generation of assisted living communities."

  • JEREMY CAIRNS

    Vice President of Construction Management Positive

    "I am honored to have the opportunity to transform a set of building plans into a home for our next Watercrest family member."

  • JONI ROZIER

    Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller Mentorship

    "By providing our communities with easy-to-use, cost-effective systems from our key partners, our associates focus on serving our residents."

  • NIC MONROE

    Director of Construction Management Innovation

    "Our commitment to consistently deliver the premier Watercrest platform, gives us the opportunity to deliver someone the home they deserve."

  • ANGELA BOWDEN

    Regional Director of Operations Partnership

    "Be a leader that partners, praises, and supports with a vision.  Strive daily to recognize talents and abilities in others and assist them in meeting and exceeding their goals."

  • KRISTEN DALRICK

    Regional Director of Operations Empathy

    "When we all freely and joyfully contribute our talents to the common goal there is simply no end to the miracles we can accomplish."

  • Johnita Jackson

    Regional Director of Clinical Operations Honesty

    "Honesty, Kindness, Compassion and Love are values we all must possess to ensure our seniors receive the best possible care during this most important time of their lives."

  • RIANE BERNARD

    Regional Director of Clinical Operations Integrity

    "When striving to live an authentic life, we must listen with interest, speak with sincerity, and operate with integrity and compassion. Deciding each day to make the lives around us better than before we arrived."

  • LAURIE VENDEN

    SALES SPECIALIST Integrity

    "Believe in yourself and all that you can accomplish. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
    Confidence on the outside begins by living with Integrity on the inside."

  • SHEENA JEFFRIES

    Engagement Specialist Collective Cooperation

    "My dementia background is rooted in the Montessori techniques for dementia care, which at its foundation holds to the principles of independence, environment, and engagement. What I seek to provide for my residents is a place where they can be themselves, judgement free. A place where they are encouraged and engaged in meaningful experiences where they are able to live, learn and thrive successfully."

  • STEPHANIE L’HEUREUX

    Senior Accountant Dedication

    "Success is loving and believing in a purpose. Caring for others how we want ourselves and families cared for is a truly fulfilling, lifelong commitment."

  • MERRILYN HALE

    Payroll Systems Manager Perseverance

    "By fulfilling our commitment to our associates; we provide the platform to fulfill our commitment to our residents."

  • CHRISTINE SCHROEDER

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Service

    "It is when we lose ourselves in the service of others that we discover our own purpose and our own happiness."

  • JESSICA PAYNE

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR DETERMINE

    "The most rewarding feeling is to serve others while making a difference in their life."

Community Team

  • LEISA CAWTHON

    Executive Director Newnan, GA Humility

    "Our value is not determined by our wealth or social status, but in our integrity, humility, compassion and our ability to positively affect those around us…."

  • ALICIA DIEKMAN

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ST. LUCIE WEST Joy

    "How can I make a positive impact in someone's life, today? Look for opportunities to lift each other up... Together, we can change the world!"

  • DAWN OSTERWEIL

    Executive Director – Naples Consistency

    "We are a reflection of what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. We need to strive for it daily and consistently in everything we do. Be present, treat people fairly, be consistent in your decision making, lead by example and have fun. Excellence will likely become your good fortune!!!"

  • JOY PATTERSON

    Executive Director – Columbia SC Dedication

    "One of my greatest joys as I go through my work day is to spend time listening to the stories of my residents. The best way to learn how to care for our residents is to truly know them. A smile, a hand to hold, a kind word, and listening ear is true quality of life."