Staff and Senior Living Residents Meeting at TidePointe a Vi Community

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 Executive Chef Jim Mcclain

Jim McLain Executive Chef

Executive Chef Jim McLain oversees the culinary program for TidePointe, including menu creation and food preparation. With over 30 years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Jim brought a wealth of experience and imagination to the kitchen when he joined TidePointe in 2018. His experience includes opening and working in fine dining and exclusive club venues on resort sea islands in the Lowcountry of South Carolina including Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Spring and Callawassie Islands as well as the Bluffton mainland.

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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.
Joy Lawson LIfestyle Director

Joy Lawson Lifestyle Director

Joy is the center of everything social at TidePointe, a Vi Community. She creates and arranges activities like educational lectures, fitness classes and interesting trips to unique,  local attractions on and around beautiful Hilton Head Island. Joy also teaches Total Brain Health classes and manages the numerous resident-led clubs and events that keep TidePointe Members engaged and active. 

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.

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.

Carrie Rodriguez Director of Resident Services

Carrie assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident’s health. Additionally, Carrie oversees wellness and fitness amenities, and manages our concierge services.
Broadcreek Care Center Administrator

Frazier Jackson Care Center Administrator

Frazier Jackson is the Administrator of the Broad Creek Care Center at TidePointe. He oversees each care center department – from dining service to nursing care – and provides a quality experience to our residents. He works closely with his team of nurses and support staff to develop a personalized approach for every care center resident. He has over 20 years of experience across various areas of healthcare administration. Frazier earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Public Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is licensed by the South Carolina Board of Long Term Care Administrators as a Nursing Home and a Community Residential Care Facility Administrator. He is also Board Certified in Healthcare Management by the American College of Healthcare Executives.