NEEDHAM— Wingate Residences at Needham recently appointed Caitlyn Mark director of memory care services. Prior to Wingate, Mark was a program manager and partner at Brookdale Cushing Park, a senior living community in Framingham, Mass. There, she trained and mentored new program managers throughout the northeast region, and ensured that the communities were meeting standard operating procedures. Since the age of 15, Mark has worked with seniors, beginning at a skilled nursing facility where she ran evening programs and conducted one-on-one visits with residents. By 16, she was working as a certified nursing assistant, which she continued to do throughout college. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in gerontology with a specialization in health care informatics from Ashford University and a master’s degree in health care administration. She plans to pursue a doctorate in gerontology and obtain a nursing home administrator license.