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Donna Hansen

Executive Director

Donna began her career in senior living seven years ago after retiring from her civilian position in hospitality for the United States Coast Guard. She had the pleasure of living in Hawaii and California before returning to her home town of Pasadena, Texas. She considers it a privilege to serve the seniors in her own community. She enjoys spending time with her three grown children, swimming, the beach, and driving her classic Jeep.


Tamara Chesney

Director of Celebrations

Director of Celebrations Tamara Chesney enthusiastically engages her residents in social activities with her keen sense of humor and quick wit. Tammy, as friends and residents call her, shares her love and passion for the seniors on her sleeve. She was born and raised in Michigan, and says her biggest accomplishment was successfully raising four boys alongside her husband of 26 years. In her free time, she can be found on hiking trails, on the shores of Galveston Island or elsewhere exploring the great state of Texas.

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Derek Brown

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Derek Brown has been in the real estate industry for 16 years and has a passion for helping people find the next place they will call home. He was raised in Mont Belvieu and is currently a proud resident of Deer Park. Derek is an Eagle Scout and enjoys many outdoor activities including backpacking, camping and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his one son.



Cathrine (Cathy) Anthony

Culinary Director

Culinary Director Cathy Anthony began working in the culinary and food service industries at the tender age of 11, when she proudly worked washing dishes at her grandparents’ restaurant while cultivating her love for cooking.

A proud graduate of the University of Houston, Cathy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as an Associate’s Degree in Dietetic Technology with a certificate in Dietary Management from San Jacinto College. Cathy has since worked in fast food, casual dining, fine dining and catering, and still loves having the ability to be creative when preparing dishes.

Outside of work, Cathy has been married for 42 years to her high school sweetheart. The couple have 3 children and 14 grandchildren.