Rhonda joined the Waterstone on Augusta family in March 2017 as our Memory Care Concierge. After some time in the position, however, she showed a desire to work as our Business Office Coordinator.
Rhonda brings with her over 20 years of experience in office management, sales, and financial services. Rhonda has a true servant’s heart and loves building special connections with residents and their families.
Santino joined the Waterstone team in May of last year. Originally from New York, he has lived in Greenville for three years now and worked in customer service for the past ten years. He was beyond excited for the opportunity presented by Waterstone on Augusta. Changing to a new field of work is always nerve racking, but he has loved every minute and respects our residents so much. He says that working with a community as exciting as Waterstone fills him with constant joy. He now knows his purpose in life and wants to continue making a difference in others’ lives.
Santino had this to say about working at Waterstone on Augusta: “I’ve had the pleasure to work with amazing leadership and learn a lot about holistic wellness. I feel it’s most important to have balance in one’s life, no matter the age. Focusing on the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of our residents’ well-being. I specialize in holistic wellness and create many opportunities to engage and promote the full wellness umbrella. What’s most important to me is being creative and engaging. My passion to serve seniors comes from the relationship I have with my grandmother, whose journey with Alzheimer’s has just begun. Learning about Alzheimer’s has given me more understanding and opened my eyes. I want to give that knowledge and attention to our community.”
Measha joined our team in Jan 2020 as the ADON and was recently promoted to the DON role in June. She is adapting and learning the southern way of life as she is originally from the midwestern area of Illinois. She has been here for a little over 5 years.
Healthcare was ingrained in Measha very early on, as she followed in her Mother’s career steps and became a nurse as well. She has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years and over 10 of them as a nurse. Taking care and providing our seniors the best last years is her main goal. It is an honor and privilege to hold their hand and listen to the amazing stories of our residents lives.
Amanda Doan joined the team July 2020 as our ADON. Amanda was born and raised in Greenville, SC and has worked with the elderly for going on 10 years as a nurse. She is ready to handle anything thrown at her.
It has always been her passion to care for others and the reason why she became a nurse. The elderly hold a very special place in her heart and their family as well.
Chef McAlister spent his childhood watching his mother and grandmothers cook. After high school, he started his own barbecue catering business, Professor’s BBQ, to help fund his college education. Twenty-six years later, Chef McAlister is still serving up favorites as owner and pitmaster.
Chef McAlister took a nontraditional route to becoming a chef, first teaching high school and college- level chemistry and physics. Ten years ago, he decided it was time for a career change and entered the field of Food and Beverage Director in assisted living. For his prior company, Chef McAlister was quickly recognized as not only an innovative chef, but a proven leader. He was asked to teach a culinary arts mini-session at Sysco Columbia as well as being called upon to be the special events chef traveling throughout South Carolina spearheading several events of up to four thousand people. Chef McAlister is excited to bring his love of the elderly and food to Waterstone on Augusta and intends to change morale through food.
He is looking forward to interacting and ‘having fun’ with the residents as while serious about his job, he realizes the importance of a positive and cheerful atmosphere for all.
“I truly love what I do and creating food our residents will enjoy is what it’s all about.” -Chef McAlister
Veronica Payne is the Director of Environmental Services. She has over 20 years’ experience with Environmental Service, CNA, and as a mentor. She is heavily involved in her church and loves people of all ages, especially seniors. She is very dedicated to her residents and motivated to do anything to help make their lives easier. You will constantly find Veronica helping those in need and giving out positive energy to all around her. She is a delight to have on any team!
She is a mother of three beautiful children, and seven amazing grandchildren that keep her on her toes. She loves to travel, but most importantly loves on her grandbabies. She believes in living life to the fullest, love God and his people!
Mikael has a true passion to serve others, especially the senior population. He has been with Waterstone On Augusta since October of 2019. He has 10+ years experience in senior healthcare. He started out at 18 years old as a CNA and then quickly promoted to a Med-tech. After a couple of years of hard work and dedication he moved into the maintenance department. We quickly learned his true value at Waterstone and his efforts to complete any task thrown his way and ensuring the comfort of our residents by making him a Maintenance Director.
Mikael looks forward in growing within his career with Waterstone On Augusta while serving our residents daily.