Angela Rousse

Angela Rousse

Executive Director

Twenty years ago, Angela had the pleasure of starting her career in Senior Living and Conventional Property Management. What she enjoys most is having the opportunity to listen to the Residents share their experiences that they have had in their lives and then passing on that wisdom and courage to others it is priceless. She’s a native Louisianan, moving to Texas over 26 years ago. She and her husband Lloyd enjoy spending time with their family, cooking hometown traditional Louisiana recipes, taking cruises and international traveling. Most of her time away from work is best enjoyed being spent with their three children and five grandchildren.

Michele Schiesler

Heath & Wellness Director

Director of Health and Wellness Michele Schiesler brings a wealth of nursing and senior living industry experience to her role at Morada Friendswood. She is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with more than 15 years of dedicated work in hospitals, hospice and assisted living and memory care community settings.

In her current role, Michele truly enjoys learning about current and incoming residents and interacting with them on a daily basis. She says she finds it especially rewarding to hear residents’ unique life stories and discuss with them facets of life including family, work, travel and formative experiences.

Outside of work, Michele is a proud, native Texan who enjoys spending her free time with her amazing twin daughters.

Julie Harrison

Director of Celebrations

Director of Celebrations Julie Harrison brings more than ten years of practical experience in senior living and Skilled Nursing home care to her role at Morada Friendswood. A proud graduate of Louisiana State University, Julie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies and is a Certified Activity Director in both Louisiana and Texas. Julie exhibits an everyday passion to provide an active lifestyle for residents of our community and relishes every opportunity to learn and grow alongside fellow team members.

Outside of work, she has been married to her husband, Rick, for more than 30 years. The couple has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, kayaking and spending quality time with her family.

Carla Gutierrez

Memory Care Director

Memory Care Director Carla Gutierrez has amassed more than 15 years of practical experience working in the senior living community setting, with more than half her tenure spent in the Memory Care Director capacity. Carla says her heart has long been called towards memory care, and she’s been a proud member of our Morada Friendswood family since 2019.

Outside of work, Carla is a proud Houston native with three, adult children and two French bulldogs, Penelope and Pierre. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming on the beach and in her pool and spending time with her children, family and friends.

Zeke De Leon

Director of Culinary Services

Director of Culinary Services Zeke De Leon has gained more than 25 years of experience in the culinary industry. He studied at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas and first trained with the seasoned experts at Marriott Hotels.

Chef Zeke has been working with the Morada Friendswood team since 1999, and loves crafting sensational menus and working with and alongside his wonderful culinary team.

Outside of work, he is a proud husband, loving father to one daughter, and in his spare time enjoys coaching sports as well as cooking for his family.