VERO BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Watercrest
Senior Living Group celebrates the outstanding achievements of Shannon
Morelli, Director of Quality Services for earning her Registered
Nurse (RN) License and Associate Nursing Degree, graduating with high
honors from the Rasmussen College School of Nursing. Morelli was
selected as the ADN Graduate Speaker for the 2016 spring graduation
ceremony, delivering an inspirational address to her fellow graduates
and clinical partners.
Morelli completed the two-year nursing program while simultaneously
serving as Director of Quality Services for all Watercrest
Senior Living communities. Graduating on the Dean’s List, Morelli
also acted as Vice President of the Rasmussen Student Nurses
Association, Captain of the Rasmussen Students Relay for Life team and
as a member of the Rasmussen Leadership Academy.
Morelli joined the Watercrest team in March of 2013, drawn to the
organization by a shared passion for serving seniors and delivering the
highest standards of care. The Watercrest
culture, a primary focus for owners, Marc
Vorkapich, CEO and Joan
Williams, CFO celebrates the God-given talents of associates and a
commitment to invest in their servant hearts, developing value-centered
leaders who enable others to realize their full potential. “We are
nothing as a company without our amazing and dedicated associates who
have a passion to welcome, care and serve our residents and families. It
is a privilege to support each of our team members in their personal
growth and career development and we celebrate Shannon for her passion
and determination,” says Marc
Vorkapich, CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group.
Watercrest associates are recognized for their achievements and
empowered to pursue their goals and share experiences with their peers.
“This is my lifelong dream come true. After obtaining my LPN license
fifteen years ago, I felt it would be impossible to return to school
while juggling a family and career. Marc and Joanie recognized my true
potential and stepped forward, offering to send me back to school and
make my long-term goal a reality,” says Shannon Morelli, RN and Director
of Clinical Services.
As Director of Quality Services, Shannon oversees the clinical aspects
of all resident care, while managing the talented team of resident
wellness directors in each community. In October of 2015, Shannon was
instrumental in the opening of the premier Watercrest
of Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. In a feat of
proficiency, the 76,000 square foot, 80-unit senior living community
passed their initial AHCA survey deficiency free, just two days after
receiving their Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Orlando.
Senior Living, located in Vero Beach, specializes in the development
and operations of assisted living and memory care communities. With
nearly a dozen communities under development nationwide, Watercrest
principals, Marc Vorkapich, CEO and Joan
Williams, CFO are setting new standards of quality for seniors and
their families in the development of upscale senior living communities
with exceptional amenities such as private label Watercrest wines,
locally grown organic fare, cultural programs and distinctive
opportunities for enrichment.
Partnering with a wide variety of stakeholders such as land owners, real
estate developers, investors, financial institutions, and REITs, Watercrest
Senior Living Group focuses on its core strengths, operations
management of assisted living and memory care communities and the
development of servant leaders.
Kathryn Vorkapich, 772-539-4553