Susan C. Cwieka is the new executive director of Watertown Square, a 90-apartment senior community, in Watertown, MA. The Residence at Watertown Square is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

“I could not be more thrilled to become part of this community,” Cwieka said in a press release. “The need for quality senior housing in this market is enormous, and we are looking forward to being a resource that local families can rely on.”

Cwieka has worked with seniors for more than 27 years. She previously worked at Hillhaven, Inc., Essex Enterprises and Benchmark. She’s operated licensed nursing homes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as serving on the board of Massachusetts’ Assisted Living Facilities Association.

Her undergraduate degree in nursing home administration is from Simmons College, and her Master’s of Public Administration with healthcare concentrations is from Suffolk University. She is also a certified nursing home ombudsman.