About senior living at Brightwater Senior Living of Highland in Highland

About Us

The Brightwater team, including our office members and on-site staff, are talented and unique individuals who share some common core attributes, namely, warmth, compassion, and an instinctual drive to assist and improve our community. We strive together to plan, build, and maintain aesthetically rich and stimulating environments that encourage and facilitate optimum wellbeing for our senior residents.

Pay us a visit. We are eager to introduce you to our vibrant and creative community at Brightwater Senior Living of Highland, CA.

Jennifer Lee, NHA – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jennifer Lee - Executive DirectorJennifer Lee was born and raised in the Philippines, received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Adamson University. She started her career in healthcare in 1999 in a Skilled Nursing facility. Throughout those years, Jennifer worked in different areas culminating as California state licensed Nursing Home Administrator of both small and large facilities.

Additionally, Jennifer has worked as a consultant for a transitional care unit in an acute care setting bringing in her expertise in State, Federal, and local regulatory compliance. She has prided herself on positive Department of Public Health Services survey outcomes. These results transferred directly to excellent patient care and satisfaction.

As a Nursing Home Administrator, she managed facilities that catered to residents with different levels of care. Jennifer recognized the importance of being knowledgeable of elderly diseases, wound management, and prevention. She has a strong understanding of the needs of the elderly, to include those with problem behaviors and nutritional requirements. Jennifer firmly believes in getting to know the residents with the help of their families. This allows the team to be able to customize a senior living lifestyle, assisted living services, and memory care program that reflects the needs and interests of each resident.

Jennifer’s passion in enriching the lives and care for seniors had extended to her team members by promoting teamwork and positive work environment. It is imperative to foster a team environment in order to achieve the common goal of enriching the lives and care of our seniors. Jennifer steadfastly believes residents and their families come first and treating each one with love, kindness, respect and most of all dignity.

Julieanna Taylor – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Julieanna Taylor - Assistant DirectorJulieanna Taylor likes to be called Julie. She is a City of Highland local, attended Cal State University of San Bernardino and received a Bachelors of Science with emphasis on Healthcare Management. While in school, she worked as a caregiver for elderly. Her experience as a caregiver inspired her to pursue a promising career in healthcare. Very early on, she realized the importance of compassion and became service oriented focusing on individual needs of residents and every staff. As an Assistant Director, Julie is fully committed to enriching resident’s life and at the same time giving their families peace of mind for the safety and happiness of their loved ones.

Victor Duran – EXECUTIVE CHEF

Victor Duran - Executive ChefMr. Victor Duran is a great addition to Brightwater Highland team. His excellence in the dining services never fails to make our residents happy, satisfied, and well nourished. Victor attended the Culinary Art Institute of San Bernardino as well as Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Prior to joining our Highland team, Victor was an Executive Chef for a large retirement company where he earned the company’s “Touch of Excellence” award for 2 consecutive years. He also worked as a Regional Chef for 7 years in a senior retirement company, overseeing the entire food service operation of multiple buildings. Victor is popular to residents and his peers as a person who will go an extra mile to ensure the quality of his service and satisfaction of every resident and their families.

Becky Hawk, LVN – RESIDENT CARE MANAGER

Becky Hawk - Resident Care ManagerMs. Becky Hawk joined Brightwater Highland team on November, 2014. She went to Cal State University of San Bernardino but later on graduated from Summit College to be a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Becky is an exceptional nurse with extensive long-term care experience and is passionate about assuring quality care for all our residents. Her nursing career began in 2001 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her vast healthcare knowledge and skills helped her to appreciate the lifelong learning and nurturing of the field and its merits. As a Resident Care Manager, she firmly believes in the importance of building a strong foundation of trust and good communication among residents, their families, and staff.

Helen Williams, LVN – RESIDENT CARE MANAGER

Helen Williams - Resident Care ManagerMs. Helen Williams was born and raised in Belize. In 1981, she got her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Belize but made her way to U.S. in 1985. Helen attended and graduated from Chaffey College with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science while working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a Skilled Nursing Facility setting. Her strong passion in taking care of the elderly drove her to gain more knowledge in elderly care and their different health conditions to be able to give quality care. Helen’s objective is to provide optimum quality of life to every resident that is entrusted in her care. As a Resident Care Manager, Helen put an emphasis on having the complete understanding on the importance of proper nutrition, skin integrity, behavioral and pain management will help achieve the goal of providing quality care and life for every individual.

Tamara Perez, LVN – RESIDENT CARE MANAGER

Tamara Perez - Resident Care ManagerMrs. Tamara Perez had been with Brightwater Highland since it opened its door to the first resident. She began her nursing career right after she graduated from Summit Career College in 2003. On that same year, she received her California state license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings like acute hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facility, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, home health, and hospice. As a nurse, her passion is to ensure that residents under her care are well taken care of and their individual needs are met. Tamara has a real love in working with seniors with the understanding that each resident had their own unique needs which helps her create an individualized plan of care. It is in her belief that all residents deserve dignity and respect in their twilight years.

Erika Rodriguez – Community Relations Coordinator

Erika has been a lifetime resident of San Bernardino. Since her youth, she’s been passionate about helping others and volunteering in the community.  After Graduating from Cal State University of San Bernardino with a degree in Public Relations Erika began working with non-profit organizations immediately. While working in Orange County, Erika was given a Congressional Award by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for being part of the Latino Alzheimer Conference Committee. Working within the senior industry for many years Erika decided she found her calling and she realized she had so much passion for working with seniors. Erika has continued the community involvement at Brightwater Senior Living of Highland by reaching out to local senior centers and other non–profits who cater to the senior community. Erika truly enjoys what she does and it shows.

Brightwater Senior Living of Highland

(909) 742-7569

28807 Baseline St Highland, CA 92346