DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Tracey Bates brings 17 years of Human Resource experience to Watercrest Senior
Living Group. Tracey feels her greatest asset is using her God given talent of
developing and sustaining human relations with her peers, her associates, and her
superiors. Although Tracey studied elementary education in college, her interest and
desire to work in the HR field began in 1994 when she was recruited as a Human
Resources Assistant in the corporate office of a large nationwide mortgage company.
With this position came the responsibility of guiding and coaching managers and
associates in 12 offices located across 5 states. Six years ago, Tracey transitioned her
HR career into Senior Living and enjoys the versatility it has to offer. It affords her the
opportunity to build relationships with our residents, their family members, and our
Prior to joining Watercrest Senior Living Group, Tracey excelled as the Regional
Director of Human Resources for a regional operating company serving 1,300
associates in 17 senior living communities. Recognized by her colleagues as a
trusted advisor, her expertise in performance improvement, career development, and
employee retention was paramount in creating a positive environment for associates
and residents alike. A recipient of the SERVANT Leadership award, Tracey was
recognized for her exemplary performance in creating a culture of service.
Tracey is a member of the national chapter of SHRM and recently received a Master
Certification in Human Resources Management from Villanova University. She and her
husband Mark were raised in Indiana and have enjoyed living in Palm Harbor, FL for
the past 15 years. Most weekends you will find them boating and enjoying all of the
outdoor water activities that Florida has to offer.
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