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Leadership Team

Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle.

Jake Quigley

Executive Director

With more than 12 years in the senior living industry, Jake truly understands what active seniors want in an independent senior living experience and knows just how to inspire our team to go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional experience for our residents. As Executive Director, Jake is responsible for overseeing daily operations and ensuring our residents and their families are being treated with the high levels of customer service that our senior living community in Chestnut Hill is known for.

Jake has served in various Executive Director roles prior to joining Waterstone at the Circle’s team. For the past several years, Jake has filled the Executive Director role for other senior living communities throughout Boston, Chestnut Hill and Newton. He simultaneously works as an Adjunct Professor for Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, where he mentors and instructs students on the subjects of Gerontology, Health Care Management and Public & Health Care Policy.

Jake has a genuine love of education and a deep understanding of the needs of active seniors. His expert knowledge and positive leadership approach inspire our team to provide the absolute best service to our residents, making Waterstone at the Circle the Boston senior living community of choice for independent seniors.

Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services and has also earned a Master's of Science in Gerontology, Master's of Science in Community Development all from Kansas State University, and a Doctorate in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University. Jake is also a veteran of the United States Navy.

jquigley@waterstoneatthecircle.com

 

Scott Weissman, Assistant Executive Director at Waterstone at the Circle

Scott Weissman

Assistant Executive Director

Scott brings over 12 years of experience in the senior living industry, with a background as a Life Enrichment Director and Director of Business Administration, including for Waterstone at the Circle. With the skills he has acquired over the years, Scott works alongside Executive Director Jake Quigley to oversee the daily operations of the community.

He is dedicated to supporting the entire Waterstone at the Circle team in providing outstanding hospitality and service to all residents. He also takes great pride in putting team members in positions where they can be successful and experience personal and professional growth. His leadership and passion for helping others is evident in everything he does.

Scott greatly enjoys the personal interactions and relationships that he has fostered since joining Waterstone at the Circle and looks forward to building connections with new residents and the greater community.

sweissman@waterstoneatthecircle.com

 

Mary Zabian, Senior Advisor at Waterstone at The Circle

Mary Zabian

Senior Advisor

As Senior Advisor, Mary Zabian connects area seniors with the dynamic lifestyle, amenities and culture that Waterstone at The Circle offers. Mary's wide range of experience in the sales, management and marketing fields within a variety of senior living settings, coupled with her passion and energy, makes her a natural fit for this role.

Mary has devoted her entire career to helping seniors make difficult decisions. By expertly providing the resources and services they need while considering their desires, goals and emotional needs, she makes the journey to senior living a smoother and more positive experience than many new residents and their families expect.

Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island.

mzabian@waterstoneatthecircle.com

 

Greg Lazzaro Life Enrichment Director

Greg Lazzaro

Life Enrichment Director

As a leader, Greg strives to inspire staff and consumers alike, providing them with experiences which will enrich their lives and help them explore new opportunities that will aid in their quest of lifelong learning. In this role, he easily does just that. 

Greg started his career in the field of customer service where he served as a manager in a variety of settings. Most recently, Greg has served as the program manager of a senior living center providing life enrichment programs to seniors in the Philadelphia area. This experience has given him a broad outlook on what it takes to provide an outstanding customer service experience and dynamic social programming.

Greg earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and master’s degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In 2013, Greg earned a certificate in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University and a board-certification in Music Therapy from the Certification Board for Music Therapists. 
 

Jason King Senior Dining Service Director / Executive Chef

Jason King

Senior Dining Service Director / Executive Chef

Jason King, our Senior Dining Services Director and Executive Chef has been formally trained under several James Beard award winners at two renowned Boston restaurants – Abe & Louie’s and The Tuscan Grill – prior to joining the team at Waterstone at the Circle. 

Jason says his love of food developed while cooking with his family, which he has carried over to Waterstone at the Circle. Each day he prepares menus, incorporates residents’ feedback, cooks and uses his talents to make dining a pleasure at our community.

He enjoys creating and preparing food for our residents and team, and often feels as though he is cooking for family. He states that one of his greatest rewards is when someone tells him how much they truly enjoy something he and his team have prepared.