Our Team at Parsons House La Porte in La Porte, Texas

Our Team

The leadership team at Parsons House La Porte embodies the idea that working here is anything but just a job. A strong dedication to providing our residents with the best possible service and care is what our talented team of professionals does best, and they strive every day to inspire and lead through their actions.

Parsons House La Porte


8727 W Fairmont Pkwy La Porte, TX 77571

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!

Rebecca Amrhine - Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Rebecca Amrhine, CDP was born in Victoria, Texas on “Parsons” Road. After Victoria High School, she furthered her education at Victoria College, Citizens Medical Center, then Columbia College. Since 2002, she lived the military life with her husband and 2 daughters - McKayla and Jorden while working in the medical community. She’s grown from Business Office duties to Marketing and Community Relations with a passion to serve seniors and be a resource to healthcare professionals. With a strong family history of Dementia, she furthered her education with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners in 2017 to be able to help families and seniors in need of support. After living in the country on Parsons Road, she is forever grateful to be serving Parsons House La Porte as it feels like home. 

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.

Kaitlyn Parker - Assisted Living Director

Kaitlyn is a true born and bred Texas girl, born in Baytown, TX. She attended Robert E. Lee High School and Stephen F. Austin University. Kaitlyn is married with two sons, Foster and Nolan, and has made her home in League City, TX. Kaitlyn has worked in many areas of Assisted Living since 2008, including Dietary, care, med-tech. Kaitlyn was promoted to Assisted Living Director in 2018. Kaitlyn strives every day to ensure the highest quality of care is given to our residents and their families. Kaitlyn leads her care team with excitement and great attention to detail, ensuring that respect, dignity, and quality of care is the team’s focus. Kaitlyn spends her time away from Parsons House concentrating on her family. Her hobbies include crafting, camping, and sports.

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!