Servant Leadership

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

    Marc Vorkapich - Principal and Chief Executive Officer
    Principal and Chief Executive Officer Faith

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

  • JOAN T. WILLIAMS

    Joan T. Williams - Principal and Chief Financial Officer
    Principal and Chief Financial Officer Genuine

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

  • ROSE PIETRAS

    Rose Pietras - Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Vice President of 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."

  • Michael Marlow

    Michael Marlow - Vice President of Sales Education
    Vice President of Sales Education Service

    "There is no greater usage of our time and talents than to be in service to others. Serving others is not just a way of life, it is a way to live life fully."

  • JULIO TREJO

    Julio Trejo - National Director of Culinary
    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"

  • JEREMY CAIRNS

    Jeremy Cairns - Vice President of Construction Management
    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."

  • STEPHANIE L’HEUREUX

    Stephanie L’heureux - Senior Accountant
    Director of Accounting 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."

  • Johnita Jackson

    Johnita Jackson - Regional Director of Clinical Operations
    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."

  • SHEENA JEFFRIES

    Sheena Jeffries - Regional Director of Engagement
    Regional Director of Engagement 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."

  • Shannan Rhodes

    Shannan Rhodes - Sales Specialist
    Regional Sales Manager Happiness

    “Happiness is a choice that’s available to everyone. The key is to be grateful of each and every thing, every moment good or bad, living in the present and serving others along the way.”

  • Kayla Holloway

    Regional Accountant Dependability

    "Dependability is always being there for those who need us, following through on commitments, and consistently accomplishing tasks to the best of our abilities."

  • Greg Medlock

    Greg Medlock - Regional Accountant
    Regional Accountant Integrity

    "Ensuring that our team members at our communities understand all aspects of their accounting information translates to members that can effectively help run their communities with a greater confidence."

  • Darlene Wirag

    Darlene Wirag - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Accounts Payable Specialist Kindness

    "Kindness improves our quality of life in the workplace as well as in the community. It brings people together"

  • MERRILYN HALE

    Merrilyn Hale - Payroll Systems Manager
    Payroll Systems Manager Perseverance

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

  • JESSICA DESJARLAIS

    Jessica Desjarlais - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST DETERMINE

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

  • Alexsis Riles

    TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST Resilience

    "Believing you can overcome anything means that you will"

Community Team

  • Jennifer Butler

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SARASOTA Genuine

    "Leading with compassion, sincerity and transparency creates a community culture that everyone is proud to call home!  Surrounding ourselves with love, life and laughter, makes those impossible moments possible."

  • Marsha Sottung

    Executive Director - Richmond, VA Service

    "My mission in life is to be kind, caring, compassionate, and to be of service. Over the course of my career, I’ve discovered that the happiest people are those who do the most for others."

  • Nat Watkins

    Executive Director – Macon, GA Attentive

    Being compassionate and thoughtful begins with being attentive to their needs.

  • Hunter Weaver

    Executive Director – Myrtle Beach, SC Passion

    "Every day I will lead with my passion for senior living to fulfill a greater purpose."

  • Matthew Stephen

    Executive Director – Buena Vista, FL VISIONARY

    "When you open the door to possibilities, there is no force equal to a team that is determined to capture that vision."

  • Kathy Wiederhold

    Executive Director – Spanish Springs, FL Commitment

    “It is a blessing to create joy and new experiences for both our residents and our associates every day. Everyone wins on a team that is committed to serve.”

  • Kim Haddon

    Executive Director – Santa Rosa Beach, FL Dependable

    "Be the reason someone feels seen, heard, valued, loved, and supported."

  • Bobi Kruemberg

    Bobi Kruemberg - Executive Director – St. Lucie West, Fl
    Executive Director – St. Lucie West, FL Purpose

    "The only times that matter are the times we spend making a difference in someone else's life"

  • DAWN OSTERWEIL

    Dawn Osterweil - Executive Director
    Executive Director – Naples, FL 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!!!"

  • MaryAnn Howell

    Maryann Howell - Executive Director – Winter Park, Fl
    Executive Director – Winter Park, FL Servant Heart

    "Servant leadership elicits peak performance because participation, ideas, and feedback keep you focused on what really matters – the residents, the families, the associates, the people. It's a leadership style that builds a strong culture since it builds respect, trust, and loyalty. This builds optimal responses to the highest possible outcomes for all."

  • Tammy Mullins

    Tammy Mullins - Executive Director – Watercrest Fort Mill Indian Land
    Executive Director – Fort Mill Indian Land, SC Integrity

    “The ultimate responsibility to both residents and staff is to assure actions are consistent by always not only choosing right over wrong but courage over comfort. Be the one person that by leading with integrity can make a difference in someone’s life.”

  • Joan Cisneros

    Executive Director – Columbia, SC Servant

    “I have one goal, and that’s to help bring out the very best in people. Most times, all it takes is being a good listener and taking the time to explain the why.”

  • JANELL DUNN

    Janell Dunn - Executive Director Market Street Palm Coast
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARKET STREET PALM COAST Love

    "You never know what someone is going through and how a simple gesture such as a smile can change the course of someone’s day. Be that reason why someone’s life is changed today."

  • Sheila Kynion

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARKET STREET EAST LAKE Compassion

    "A good leader role models the behavior they want to see in their team and encourages them to follow that example to make a positive difference is someone’s life."

  • Kim Sviben

    Kim Sviben - Area Director of Operations
    Executive Director Market Street Viera Humanity

    "All human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of the shoes they walk in. I am lucky enough to be able to help people every day and have fun along the way."