Staff at Tidepointe

Meet Our Staff

We have top-notch service because we have a dedicated staff. These are the people who work tirelessly to make TidePointe, a Vi Community, a more comfortable place for you.

Thomas Jones Executive Director

As Executive Director, Thom oversees every aspect of the community, which includes the quality of service, amenities, care, and programming for each and every TidePointe resident. Thom has served as TidePointe’s Executive Director since 2002, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Dene Wilmot Sales Director and Broker-in-Charge

Dene directs all of our sales efforts at TidePointe. She also manages each sales team member, and represents TidePointe to the larger Hilton Head community. A resident of Hilton Head Island since 1986, Dene has worked at TidePointe since Vi acquired the community in 1998.
TidePointe, a Vi community

Lisa Malkewicz, SPHR Director of Human Resources

Lisa works to enhance both resident and employee satisfaction through oversight and management of human resources at TidePointe. She came to TidePointe with 15 years of experience in human resources, with a specialty in recruitment and selection.

Sandra Gilliam Director of Accounting

Sandra is responsible for all accounting operations for TidePointe. Sandra has more than 20 years of accounting experience in the health care and older adult living sectors.

Stephan Stewart, CEC, CDM, CFPP Executive Chef

Executive Chef Stephen Stewart oversees the culinary program for TidePointe, including menu creation and food preparation. Originally from Ohio, Stephen has more than 25 years of culinary experience, and is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Certified Dietary Manager, and a Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP).

Kevin Meredith, CFBE, CDM, CFPP Director of Dining Services

Kevin makes dining an experience. He manages our dining room from table reservations and plate settings, to the personalized service each resident receives. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the dining industry, including more than 12 years in senior living. Kevin is a certified food and beverage expert (CFBE), Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), and a CFPP.
David Chidboy

David Chidboy, CEOE Director of Engineering

David is responsible for maintenance of the community’s physical plant, and the numerous buildings on our 63-acre campus. He joined the TidePointe team in 1990 and has extensive experience in construction and facilities management. 

Susan Wolfe Director of Resident Services

Susan assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident’s health. Additionally, Susan oversees wellness amenities, and manages our concierge and valet services.

Octavia Fain, RN,CNE Director of Nursing

Octavia helps to manage the quality of care and services provided to residents of the Broad Creek Care Center, which includes assisted living, and skilled care. Octavia works closely with the Care Center Administrator, the residents' personal physicians, and the consulting medical director to provide care for each resident. Octavia is a registered nurse  and a certified nurse executive.