Meet the Parsons House La Porte Staff

Colleen Moody

Executive Director

Colleen brings to Parsons House La Porte a true calling to serve seniors, and the dedication to teamwork it takes to provide the best care possible. Throughout nearly 25 years since she began her career in Long Term Care, Colleen has grown her expertise, leading to her promotion to Executive Director in 1998 and joining Parsons House in 2001. From her start in direct care to positions as Activities Director and Assisted Living Business Manager, each experience has fueled her passion for serving seniors. Colleen finds great satisfaction in making a difference in the lives of so many individuals, from helping Parsons House residents maximize their living and sustain their independence, to seeing her team of employees grow in their own lives. And as a Texan since moving from her native New York in 1979, Colleen understands how important it is for residents to enjoy the 'Texas' lifestyle that Parsons House fulfills!

Kendra Havard

Assisted Living Director

Kendra joined the Parsons House Team in the summer of 2016, bringing with her over 8 years of geriatric experience spent mostly in skilled rehab centers. She has a genuine compassion and huge soft spot for the geriatric community. This is Kendra’s first position working in assisted living, and she loves her current role with Parsons House. Kendra was raised in a very small town in Oklahoma with a population of less than 900 people, and has been in Texas for the past 7 years. She loves to spend all of her extra time with her three beautiful children and wonderful husband. Kendra is a country girl to the core, and her family spends free time on their ATV’s mudding or other outdoor activities. Kendra is a diehard Oklahoma Sooners football fan; she holds season tickets and attends nearly every game.

Krista Adams

Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Director of Marketing and Community Relations Krista brings a 'world' of experience to Parsons House. She was born in Okinawa and traveled extensively as a child of a military family. She and her husband, also in the military, were happy to settle down near his hometown of Baytown. Krista has now lived in Texas for over 27 years and joined Parsons House in 2001. She began her career in senior care in an administrative role, then in resident care in Assisted Living. She is filling her potential through her role at Parsons House, where she does marketing and community education, and hands on with residents including assessments in hospitals, and community event coordination. Krista finds a real sense of community throughout Parsons House as residents and their families feel at home and health professionals feel comfortable referring them. Krista is proud of Parsons House as a community treasure, inviting the public in for unique services like their Parkinson's Physical therapy sessions and Diabetes for Life expert speaking series. Krista treasures being a resource for residents and for the entire La Porte community.

Jaime Suarez

Dining Services Director

Jaime has had a passion for cooking and traveling since he was a little kid. He was always at his Grandmother’s and Mother’s sides while they were in the kitchen, eagerly watching them cook. He took a backpacking trip through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, to learn about other cultures and cuisine. From there he moved to New York City, where he worked in a commercial kitchen starting at the bottom and working his way up the ladder, learning everything he could about the industry. Over the years, Jaime has traveled to Spain, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Puerto Rice, England and Israel. He brought his knowledge of culture and cuisine with him when he settled in La Porte, Texas, to open his own restaurant with a diverse International menu. Jaime has two small beautiful children that are his life. Today, it is Jaime’s satisfaction and goal to give Parsons House residents a pleasant, tasteful dining experience.

Kenneth Porter

Maintenance Director

Kenneth has been with Parsons House for over five years. He was born in Beaumont, Texas. Kenneth inherited his grandfather’s carpentry skills and general maintenance abilities. He began his career in maintenance in 1996 at Heritage Manner Nursing Home in Dayton, Texas. After three more nursing homes and one assisted living community, Kenneth found Parsons House. Every day he helps to keep our community safe and functioning.

Dawn Razo

Business Office Supervisor

Dawn was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but has lived in Texas for most of her life. Her childhood was spent in Arlington, Texas, which is still very dear to her heart. Dawn came to Parsons House La Porte in September of 2008. She started with the company as a caregiver, then worked in Resident Services, and is now the Business Office Supervisor. Dawn has several years of schooling including an Associate of Arts in Healthcare Administration. She enjoys spending time with her family and her kids who are her absolute pride and joy.

Jaimie Salmon

Activities Director

Jaimie is from Houston, Texas. Graduating top 10 in her high school class a year early after high school, Jaimie started her career at a home health agency as a receptionist while also attending College. Jaimie completed General Studies at Lee College and obtained a Certificate in Swedish Massage at Texas School of Massage. Jaimie carried out her 10-year career at Select Health Care where she was promoted to Clinical Account Executive and then again as Director of Marketing. Jaimie joined us as Activity Director in 2017. Jaimie is married to her best friend and has three amazing children that are the loves her life. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, being outdoors, Jazz and Ballet. 

Melody Light

Activities Director

Melody Light comes to us from the great state of Arizona! Melody has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for more than 24 years. Originally starting out in bodybuilding and post-partum workouts for women, she transitioned into senior fitness where she found her niche, and has been training seniors for the last 7 years. In 2012, Melody obtained a specialized senior certification through the National Association of Sports Medicine to further her knowledge and better assess the health needs of older adults in order to achieve a safe, solid workout. Melody also specializes in balance and fall prevention classes to help address the issues that come with aging. Melody is a married mother of 3 sons and thoroughly enjoys working with seniors and making them happy in a fun and safe environment!

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