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Nora Lucero

Executive Director

Nora has worked in senior living for going on 17 years in June. She worked in almost every position available in Senior communities, making her way to Executive Director. Some of what she enjoys includes, teaching and helping others to grow in their positions. Originally being from Texas she moved to New Mexico to take care of her grandmother. Nora has 3 beautiful children, 2 boys and a girl. She spent many years serving on the board for Cystic Fibrosis foundation New Mexico chapter as her oldest son has CF. She is elated to be a part of the Morada Albuquerque team so that she can continue to make a difference in the lives of Seniors and those that serve them.

Darika Trujillo

Darika Trujillo

Director of Celebrations

Darika has been with Morada (came on with Atria) for 3 years and has worked in the medical field for a total of 18 years to which most has been at Presbyterian Hospital and has worked throughout the hospital setting. From Scheduling to Medical Assistant to creating new program software for Presbyterian for NM facilities. She grew up in Monterey/Ft. Ord (CA) and graduated from Davis, California and moved to NM in 2004-2005. Darika has been blessed to have lived all around as her parents were in the military. Favorite of course, Hawaii. She has 4 brothers, 1 daughter and is engaged to her fiancé, Michael  T. as of Christmas eve 2021, for a total of 3 years.

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Sarah Kay Francisco

Memory Care Director

Hello everyone, my name is Sarah Kay Francisco and I am the new Director of Memory Care for Morada Albuquerque. Born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada I started working in the health care field fresh out of high school when I was given the opportunity to work for a non-profit organization assisting individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Since then I have worked in many settings including the school, homecare, group homes, and assisted living with individuals as young as three years old and the oldest at 105. All my spare time are dedicated to my three rescue dogs Harley, Quinn, and Davidson. Other than keeping myself busy with my children and work, I also enjoy playing the alto saxophone as well as travel, preferably long drives when time permits. I am looking forward to serving the community of Morada and if you ever get the chance to see me around, please feel free to say hi.

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Felicia Pacheco

Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager, Felicia Pacheco, has 9 years of experience in the Senior Living industry. Engaging with the residents in activities and social events is what stole my heart, she enjoys working with the elderly community especially Memory Care residents, she started off as a Caregiver then Med Tech, Activities Coordinator, Memory Care Director and in her current role as Business Office Manager.

Gary Madrid

Director of Operations

Rusty Uayan

Senior Lifestyle Coach

Derell Williams

Director of Culinary Services