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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Julie Cantu

Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager, Julie Cantu has worked in the Senior Living Industry for over Twenty-eight years of which she has had the pleasure of spending Eighteen of those Twenty-eight here at Morada Friendswood.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time working with Seniors, Volunteering at Homeless and Animal Shelters in my hometown of Alvin, Texas. I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Elmer Chavez

Director of Operations

Started in this industry in 2005 as Maintenance Director for a Senior Living Community in the San Francisco, CA. bay area. He brings many years of maintenance experience to Morada Senior Living. I have successfully helped in the past creating maintenance programs, schedules and plans for keeping their buildings up to code with the City and State.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading the Bible and traveling with my wife. Together we have visited over 40 countries and plan on visiting many more countries. As a hobby I like to take landscape photography and flying drones. Happily living in Texas since 2018.

Nora Conner

Senior Lifestyle Coach

I have been living in the Friendswood area since 2000. I absolutely love this wonderful and charming town. My professional background has been in the New Homes Sales, Community Association Manager for Homeowner Associations, and most recently as a Leasing Consultant for families and for over 55 Active Independent living. The reason why I wanted to join the Senior Living industry is both personal and professional as my mother is in a Memory Care facility, it really helped put my older brother and I feel at ease that our mom would be well taken care of. I know that being your new Senior Lifestyle Counselor, I will be able to help families place their loved ones in a great senior living community and give them peace of mind. I find that my new title and job description is extremely rewarding and I’m so pleased to be your Senior Lifestyle Counselor.