Tamarin Cooley

Executive Director

Tamarin began her career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Oncology more than 16 years ago. She has long devoted her career to serving patients and resident seniors right here in Abilene, the place where she initially developed and cultivated her passion for nursing. Tamarin first joined the team at Morada Abilene in 2019 as the Director of Health and Wellness. Tamarin’s commitment and “service from the heart” leadership for her team, residents and community has led her to the Executive Director position with Morada Abilene, allowing her to continue to serve a community she has helped develop and come to love. Outside of work, she spends the majority of her free time socializing and entertaining family and friends.

Sierra Gonzales

Director of Celebration Services

Director of Celebrations Sierra Gonzales has proudly served the residents of Morada Abilene since 2017, planning and orchestrating innovative and wide-ranging, daily activities and social events throughout that time.

A proud product of our native Abilene, Sierra married her high school sweetheart, and now has three children (and a fourth due in 2021!). In her spare time, Sierra enjoys attending church and spending quality time in the company of her beloved family and friends.

Lorena Gomez

Culinary Director

Culinary Director Lorena Gomez has served the residents of our community since 2014, a tenure which includes leadership roles across multiple departments. She began her career as a Care Manager in 2014, and proudly spent five years meeting the personal and healthcare needs of our residents.

In 2019, she assumed the role of Dietary Director, one in which she more closely assessed the nutritional needs and culinary preferences of our resident population. Today, as Culinary Director, she oversees menu creation and development and leads our culinary team as it works together to hand craft memorable and nutritious meals and provide friendly, attentive service on a daily basis.

Outside of work, Lorena enjoys spending time with her family and attending church.

Alysha Wooten

Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager Alysha Wooten is an experienced administrator who has served the residents of our community and their families since 2019. She began her career managing key business and operational functions for companies outside the healthcare space, but has quickly developed an affinity for partnering with area seniors and cherishes the personal satisfaction it provides. Supremely dedicated, she’s always working to broaden her knowledge and understanding of our community and its residents, as well as effectively address financial and other challenges in the most timely manner.
Outside of work, Alysha enjoys family time with her husband and their three children, traveling to different places, and collecting new memories along the way.