Kevin Defayette has devoted his entire 30-year career to improving the lives of seniors, children and families in need.
As Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle, Kevin is responsible for overseeing daily operations and ensuring our residents and their families are treated to every luxury, service and opportunity that our premier senior living community in Boston is known for. Kevin listens to and appreciates what active seniors desire – and expect – for a rewarding, carefree life. His dynamic leadership inspires our team to go above and beyond to deliver exceptional experiences for our residents every day.
Kevin is an experienced case manager, clinical coordinator and program manager who previously served as State Director of Residential Resources of the Empire State, Inc. and Executive Director and CEO of an independent living community in upstate New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Associate of Science in Individual Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Canton, respectively.
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.
With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, and over 10 of them being focused in senior living, Kathleen has the expertise and knowledge necessary to connect area seniors with the urban lifestyle, amenities and culture that Waterstone at the Circle has to offer. Her upbeat, dynamic personality allows her to build relationships and deliver on the high level of customer service that residents at The Circle expect.
Kathleen enjoys being part of the Waterstone team and providing area seniors and their families with resources, support and information to ensure a smooth and positive senior living experience. She says caring for others, and especially seniors, is simply in her nature, as she comes from a family with many members in the service and senior living industries.
Kathleen was born and raised in Massachusetts and, although she has lived in Los Angeles and North Carolina, she has come back home to Boston with her husband Kevin and her Chihuahua, Murphy – her very own beloved senior dog.
Life Enrichment Director
Michelle Collins injects enthusiasm, professionalism and creative thinking into all that she does to help residents be active and engaged. For the majority of her career, she was an educator in higher education and as Life Enrichment Director, her experience and knowledge of the importance of social and intellectual engagement helps residents live to the fullest each day.
Michelle has worked for almost thirty years in higher education as a basketball coach, leader, mentor and educator. Most recently, she has worked as part of the life enrichment team at one of our sister communities, creating vibrant and engaging programming for residents. Michelle’s passion for helping seniors stay active as well as her ability to connect with everyone she meets makes her perfectly matched for this role.
Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from Siena College and her master’s degree from Concordia University Irvine.
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.