Merrilyn brings to Watercrest a quality track record, reputation of integrity, and a payroll career span, in Healthcare and Senior Living, of more than 15 years. She has processed payroll for small and mid-large size companies, successfully on-boarded associates through numerous acquisitions, completed several payroll system implementations and conversions. She achieved significant cost savings, and upheld high payroll documentation standards, all-the-while continuing in the oversight of multi-million dollar payroll operations. She brings an extensive knowledge of payroll systems, and the ability to integrate those systems with Watercrest’s goals.
Merrilyn’s calling to care for seniors began at an early age, having been strongly influenced by her own relationship with her grandparents. At age fourteen, this was further confirmed during a summer volunteer experience at a local nursing home. In high school, she enrolled in the Health Occupations program where she graduated as a CNA/HHA and went to work for a nursing home. Merrilyn also worked as a doctor’s assistant, before going to work at a Home Health Agency. It was there that she was promoted as an office assistant, and again as a Financial Coordinator, where she began her career in payroll. Prior to joining Watercrest, Merrilyn enjoyed much success, growth and development as a Payroll Specialist at a regional operating company.
Merrilyn is a member of the American Payroll Association and is looking forward to obtaining her CPP through the APA in the near future. She is an active member in her church congregation.
Merrilyn has one daughter, Daisy. She and her daughter Daisy are native to Florida and to the Treasure Coast. Daisy enjoys art, history, is a drawing enthusiast, and has a voracious appetite for reading books. In their free time, they enjoy going for walks, spending time playing with their cats together and traveling whenever they can.