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Watercrest Senior Living Group Presents Dana Ryder with the Watercrest Servant Leadership Award for Outstanding Service

VERO BEACH, FL–Watercrest Senior Living Group principals Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, presented the Watercrest Servant Leadership award to Dana Ryder, executive director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Ryder joined the Watercrest team in 2015 as community relations director of Pelican Landing, quickly advancing to the role of executive director having earned the admiration and respect of his residents, families, associates and partners.

The Watercrest Servant Leadership Award recognizes a team member who exemplifies the Watercrest mission ‘to welcome, to care, to serve,’ by championing a culture which nurtures relationships in the interest of acting as a trusted advisor.

“In both his spirit and his actions, Dana epitomizes the servant heart which Watercrest was founded upon,” said Vorkapich. “He has grown and flourished as a dedicated leader, touching many lives along the way. We are honored to present Dana with the Watercrest Servant Leadership Award, and know that he will surely leave a lasting legacy within our organization.”

Watercrest Senior Living Group associates answer a calling to serve seniors and their families every day.  They are recognized for their achievements and empowered to share their vast experience with their peers. By continuously investing in these servant hearts, Watercrest Senior Living Group develops value-centered leaders who deliver personalized service.

As executive director of Pelican Landing, Ryder brings 25 years of experience in the healthcare field with over 20 years of leadership expertise in management, sales, community relations and business development with a proven record of census growth. As a Licensed ALF Administrator and Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner, he leads with a diverse and well-rounded skillset focused on honoring and caring for seniors.

“I am honored to accept the Watercrest Servant Leadership Award and humbled to be recognized amongst our extraordinary team of talented associates,” said Ryder. “I am dedicated to the continued growth of Watercrest Senior Living in creating a culture of exceptional service and care which impacts our seniors and associates for generations to come.”

Developed, owned and operated by Watercrest Senior Living Group, Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care offers 63 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with gracious accommodations and outstanding care in Sebastian, Florida.

Pelican Landing received the 2016 Indian River County Architectural Recognition Award from the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 Commercial Development and Beautification Award from the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.