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Sterlann Brown

Executive Director

Sterlann Brown is a seasoned Executive Director with over 31 years of experience in Senior Living holding leadership roles in Wellness, Sales, and Operations.

Sterlann has lived in Texas for 30 yrs, was born in Bermuda and lived most of her childhood up until high school graduation in New Jersey.  Sterlann then attended Hampton University in Hampton VA.

Outside the office, Sterlann is a Certified Notary Public and an Ordained Minister. She treasures her family time with her Husband, 4 sons and 2 dogs in their Richmond home.

Sterlann finds it enjoyable and an honor to serve our seniors.

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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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Adrea Young

Director of Health and Wellness

I am currently employed at Morada Friendswood and started here a little over a month ago. I have worked in the medical field for 14 years now and still love what I do. I am passionate about the elderly and making sure they enjoy life to the fullest. I Graduated from Kaplan College, in Corpus Christi TX. I started out as a Charge Nurse on the floor doing wound care where I was certified to do wounds regularly. From wound care I moved into Assisted Living and Memory care where I learned the different regulations. I quickly moved from the floor nurse to the Director of Health and Wellness. It has been an amazing journey and I know there is so much more growth to come. Being a nurse is not a job, it is my passion.

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Elmer Chavez

Maintenance Director

Started in this industry in 2005 as Maintenance Director for a Senior Living Community in the San Francisco, CA. Bay area. bringing many years of maintenance experience to Morada Senior Living. I have successfully helped in the past creating maintenance programs, schedules, and projected plans for keeping communities and 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. As a hobby I like to fly, DJI, drones and landscape photography. Happily living in Texas since 2018.

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Julie Cantu

Business Office Manager

Business office Manager, Julie Cantu has been in the Senior Living Industry for over 35 years.

Julie’s experience started out in the Senior Independent Living for 10 years, then she transitioned over to the Assisted Living Industry for the past 25 years. Julie has been with the Morada Friendswood team since 2003.

Outside of work Julie is a proud Texas native. In her spare time, she does Volunteer work with Elderly, Homeless and Animals in her home town. She donates to the Alvin Hope origination which provides medical equipment (wheel chairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc.)  free to the elderly and homeless.

She donates to all the local food pantries and blessing boxes in the area. She is an advocate, volunteer, and makes donations to the local animal shelters and rescues in the area.

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.