Steve Lewis

– 2021 Brightwater Supernova Winner –

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year. One individual on the leadership team at Brightwater 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 Dining Services, Steve Lewis, as the recipient of the 2021 Brightwater 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 Director of Dining Services, Steve oversees a seamless dining operation which consistently serves attractive and delicious food in a prompt and gracious manner. Additionally, he maintains compliance with federal and state requirements and promotes a person-centered approach to dining.

“I just can’t say enough about his hard work and dedication that he provides to Brightwater on a daily basis. Him and his team always step up and face challenges head on.”

– Michael Fink, Executive Director at Brightwater

Steve is a veteran of the hospitality industry. He attended culinary school in New York and has held a variety of positions throughout the industry.

Interview with 2021 Director of the Year, Steve Lewis

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

Leadership – Individuals setting and promoting standards of excellence

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

I was not expecting this award. I am very honored to have been chosen.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

My favorite part is making our Members happy.

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

I want people to know that it’s a fun atmosphere and we are always on the move. I would highly recommend a position in this industry.

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).