Meet the Team


Rhonda Despaux, Administrator

Rhonda enjoys her career with all her heart. She is fulfilled when she is giving care and compassion to Watermark’s seniors. Rhonda was born in New Orleans and relocated to Florida. She came to Watermark in April 2018 and has more than 30 years in the medical field ranging from home health care to behavioral health. She attended Okaloosa Community College and Wallace College in the Associates Nursing Program. She enjoys making a difference with Watermark’s seniors, and she hopes she brings joy and happiness with a bit of sunshine to all the residents. Rhonda loves to motivate and encourage them daily.


Joshua, Healthy Lifestyles Director

Joshua became the Healthy Lifestyles Director for Watermark in 2021, and offers a variety of experience in hospitality, public relations, and services in local communities of faith. Joshua enjoys making every day count as he offers a wide range of activities for a healthy mind, body, and soul. Joshua comes with an extensive background in residential care and we believe that the best is yet to come in our Activities Department. Joshua hit the ground running and has implemented several new clubs and outings which the residents enjoy on a weekly basis. Joshua believes that every resident has purpose, as he makes it his personal mission to build relationships here at Watermark. Joshua has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and 18 years of leadership experience within local and national communities of faith in which he has served faithfully over the years. Joshua enjoys planning activities that engage physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and leisure areas of residents lives at Watermark. You can find Joshua bright and early serving our residents coffee and breakfast while spreading cheer amongst our residents. Be on the lookout for exciting new changes to our community as Joshua embraces the mission of Watermark, adding Joy and Value to senior living!


Christy Richmond, Director of Nursing

Christy applies her 24 years of experience in healthcare to ensuring every resident of Watermark receives the best care possible. Her passion is senior living, and she is dedicated to providing exceptional care and customer service to every resident and their families. She attended Arkansas State University where she graduated with distinction as a Licensed Practical Nurse. As Director of Nursing at Watermark, Christy oversees the nursing care available to residents and makes sure every resident’s healthcare needs are met immediately. Additionally, Christy is responsible for maintaining Watermark’s compliance with state regulations and healthcare laws, managing nursing staff and keeping resident assessments updated. Christy takes great care of our seniors and provides invaluable peace of mind for their families.


2017 & 2018
Readers Choice Award Winner

Thank you for voting Watermark of Gulf Breeze as the Best Senior Living Community in Best in Pensacola 2018 with VIP Magazine and VIP Pensacola for the second year in a row!!