Community Leadership

Meet the Waterstone on High Ridge
Community Team

What makes Waterstone communities so special isn’t just our premium locations, beautiful designs and thoughtful amenities – it’s our people. Our dedicated staff of care professionals draws on their compassion and experience to manage every detail and ensure all residents are active, healthy and engaged. Waterstone on High Ridge recruits only the best personnel, and once you meet them, you’ll understand why they are part of our exceptional team.

Wendy Kaufman

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Wendy will draw upon her 25 years of experience in senior living as she oversees daily operations at Waterstone on High Ridge. Her primary responsibility will be to ensure that residents have exactly what they need to feel healthy, engaged and secure.

Wendy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and comes to us from Sunrise Senior Living. She has a Connecticut Nursing Home Administrators License and is affiliated with many senior care organizations, including the Senior Providers Network, Partners in Elderly Services, and the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. Having lived in Stamford for most of her life, Wendy is familiar with what Fairfield County can offer to seniors.

Sara Philpott

Senior Advisor

Sara Philpott has been a successful sales director at several senior living communities in Connecticut. At Waterstone on High Ridge, she will be responsible for helping seniors understand the benefits of living here, and providing them with the best resources and services to support their emotional and physical well-being.

An experienced sales leader, Sara understands the needs of seniors and their families looking for the highest level of independent and assisted living, and memory care opportunities. In her time as a senior real estate specialist with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, she helped guide her clients through the downsizing process. Sara lives in Stamford, where she enjoys visiting with nearby family and hiking the area’s many trails with her golden retriever.

Jeanie Ricci

Senior Advisor

Jeanie Ricci brings significant experience to the role of Senior Advisor at Waterstone on High Ridge. With her knowledge and expertise, Jeanie is an ideal resource for seniors and their families, helping them to make informed decisions. Whether seniors and their families are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, Jeanie will share how the Waterstone lifestyle, culture and services can provide an enriching, wellness-focused life.

Previously, Jeanie served as Senior Advisor at Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk, also part of EPOCH Senior Living, and in various sales and marketing roles for other senior living communities in New York and Connecticut. Jeanie earned her BS degree in Business Administration and Marketing and graduated with outstanding honors from CW Post – Long Island University.


Find out more about what living at Waterstone on High Ridge is like. Our welcome center for sales and information is now open. We’d be happy to answer your questions and arrange an in-person (or virtual) tour.