Community Leadership

Meet the Waterstone at the Circle
Community Team

Waterstone communities are known for our premium locations, beautiful designs and thoughtful amenities – as well as 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 at the Circle recruits only the best personnel, and once you meet them, you’ll understand why they are part of our exceptional team.

Kevin Defayette

Executive Director

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.

Deirdre Wirtanen

Area Community Advisor

Deirdre Wirtanen brings a wealth of experience to her role as Area Community Advisor, where she builds meaningful relationships with seniors and their families, providing them with the information and resources needed to help them to make informed decisions. In this position, Deirdre shares the benefits of the Waterstone lifestyle – from its wellness-focused culture and enriching services to its impressive amenities and premier residences.

She will primarily serve as Waterstone at the Circle’s Senior Advisor, connecting seniors and families to the exceptional offerings at our Boston location. Deirdre will also share her expertise to support and assist other EPOCH Senior Living sister communities in the local area as needed.

In her career, Deirdre has been focused on enhancing client experiences and nurturing relationships throughout various hospitality and senior living roles, including her most recent position as Senior Advisor Specialist for EPOCH Senior Living.

Deirdre earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Roger Williams University.

Jason King

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.


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