Lisa Powers

– 2021 Wellmore of Daniel Island Supernova Winner –

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year. One individual on the leadership team at Wellmore of Daniel Island is voted by their colleagues as the community’s Supernova based on an assortment of criteria. Each year during the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting, the winner is revealed and given a customized crystal award at the company’s formal Supernova Awards Evening. The criteria for voting is based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members, families, and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves, and embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Director of Human Resources, Lisa Powers as the recipient of the 2021 Wellmore of Daniel Island Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed at the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 5th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. As the Human Resources Director, Lisa is the heartbeat of the community. She welcomes new Team Members with open arms, is dedicated to all Team Members’ career paths, benefits management and work health.

“Lisa never gives up, she works her tail off day-in and day-out which is what you need for someone in her position. She’s dedicated to no end.”

– Ryan Niven, Assistant Director of Healthcare at Wellmore of Daniel Island

Lisa is originally from Connecticut, and relocated to Charleston 7 years ago. She has worked in various settings over the years, including education, retail, and most recently senior living where she feels that she has found her true calling.

While her two daughters were young, she spent a lot of time volunteering on the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at their school. Prior to COVID-19, she volunteered with Seacoast Church with their ReStart Program. When she’s not working or volunteering, Lisa and her husband love going on their boat, frequenting local breweries with friends, and spending time with their daughters and granddaughter.

Interview with 2021 Director of the Year, Lisa Powers

What’s a quote or inspirational words that influence/impact you?

“It may not be easy, but it will be worth it”

Congratulations on being chosen as a Supernova! How do you feel?

I am honored to have been chosen for the Supernova. It makes all the long hours and craziness at times all worth it. I am honored to be part of the Wellmore Daniel Island team.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

My favorite part of my position is helping the staff whether it be onboarding, orientation or just being there for anything they me need. They know that even if they need to “vent” or just come and get a piece of candy, my office is always open!

What do you want people to know about working in a retirement community?

Working in a retirement community is extremely rewarding to me. I love being able to sit down and talk with the Members and learn about their lives and be able to put a smile on their faces.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Move-In Coordinator, Social Director, Activity Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).