Watercrest Senior Living Group Announces Kelly Hazlett as Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development

VERO BEACH, FL–Watercrest Senior Living Group welcomes Kelly Hazlett to the leadership team as director of human resources and organizational development. Hazlett brings over 15 years’ experience in human resources, emphasizing a people-first focus on integrity and respect.

As director of human resources and organizational development for Watercrest, Hazlett provides expertise in business management, recruitment, goal-setting, and mentoring, while further establishing Watercrest’s Common Unity program and Platinum Standards across multiple markets.

Watercrest Senior Living prides itself on providing an outstanding work environment, promoting associate growth and talent development, and championing a culture which nurtures relationships in the interest of acting as trusted advisors. By continuously investing in these servant hearts, Watercrest develops value-centered leaders who deliver personalized service.

“Kelly possesses an inherent ability to lead with integrity, promote associate growth with enthusiasm, and model the compassion and servanthood Watercrest was founded upon,” said Marc Vorkapich, principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “Kelly displays her unique understanding of the HR function as a foundation for a collaborative and successful organization. Her impact solidifies our recruitment of top talent in our industry, as well as the care and growth of our associates and their families.”

Hazlett most recently served as human resources manager for a medical services organization managing multiple primary care physicians’ offices. She successfully supported over 150 employees as the sole human resources professional and business partner during a period of expansive growth and change.

“Watercrest is an organization who truly values the unique purpose of each of their associates in building a company who models their culture through their actions,” said Hazlett. “I am honored to join the Watercrest leadership team to uniquely impact the lives of our seniors, associates and their families. If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it. Be good to people for no reason, work hard, remain humble, smile often and be grateful always.”

Hazlett holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, is an active member in the Treasure Coast Human Resources Society, and long-standing member in the National Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

With multiple senior living projects in development throughout the southeast, Watercrest specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities, market repositioning and advisory services.