Tammy Goodman, Administrator
Tammy joined the Watermark team in July 2019 with more than 30 years of experience in the medical field ranging from cardiology, geriatrics, patient care experiences, employee engagement, and best practice outcomes. Having spent the last 20 years in management, she truly enjoys teaching and learning from her team. Tammy was born in East St Louis, Illinois and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana where she attended Ivy Tech College and J. Everett Light Nursing Program. In March 2019, she was added to the 2019 Edition of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare followed by the Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition in August 2019. Tammy's passion is making a difference; not only in her residents' lives, but in everyone she meets.
Rhonda Despaux, Executive Marketing Director
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.
Shannon Pettus, Life Enrichment Director
Shannon has worked for Watermark since 2016 and was the activities director before becoming the Life Enrichment Director. Shannon loves her job because she loves her residents. She appreciates that the administration and Board of Directors’ biggest goal is to help residents remain active and independent for as long as possible. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in Family Psychology and post baccalaureate work in Elementary Education. She spent several years working in education and ministry. Her time as a hospice chaplain and running activities in camps helped prepare her for her passion at Watermark. She tries to get to know each resident personally and in engages them in life where they are. She plans activities that involve as many residents in as many areas as possible. Shannon loves seeing their zeal and honesty about life, laughing with them every day and watching them form relationships that are like family.
Director of Environmental Services
Director of Nursing
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!!