Watermark Hires Executive Director, Membership Director for Upcoming Community in Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. — Watermark Retirement Communities has hired two executives to lead The Watermark at Napa Valley, a luxury retirement community scheduled to open in Napa in the summer of 2020.

Heidi Charette was named executive director. She previously served as executive director of Solstice Senior Living in Santa Rosa, Calif. Her two decades of senior living managerial experience include general manager and administrator positions with Merrill Gardens at Oceanside, Silverado Senior Living in Calabasas, Oakmont Management Group in Santa Rosa and others.

Karen Orlando was named membership director. Prior to joining The Watermark at Napa Valley, she was senior sales director for Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa, Calif. With seven years of senior living experience, she previously held marketing, sales and communications director positions with Oakmont Senior Living and Varenna at Fountaingrove, also in Santa Rosa.

The Watermark at Napa Valley will provide 173 independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments in California’s wine country.