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Tanya Wood

Executive Director

Tanya began her career in senior living after a successful career in magazine publishing. She felt that she didn’t want to always be in the “books,” she enjoyed working with people much more than just sitting behind a desk. Tanya wanted to work in an industry where she felt like she could “make a difference” in someone’s life. Tanya says it was a blessing when her new career began in the senior industry because it wasn’t long after that her father had a stroke and their family was faced with all kinds of questions. In her present position, she can most definitely relate to the family members as well as the residents.

Celesta Howell

Director of Celebrations

Director of Celebrations Celesta Howell brings more than 11 years of specialized activities and events experience to her role at Morada Meadow Lakes. Prior to joining our leadership team, she served as Child Care Director at a local church, a role in which she planned engaging activities, field trips, crafts and created and distributed the monthly newsletter.

In her current role, she encourages residents to join in for any number of activities, whether exercising, line dancing, playing table games or being on a beanbag baseball team. A proponent of both variety and diversity of activities, Celesta take a comprehensive approach, ensuring that physical, social and spiritual wellness opportunities are available to every resident, every day.

Christi Escano

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Christi Escano began her career in senior living more than 25 years ago, working as an Activities Director at the community level. She switched emphasis in 2004 and has held sales and marketing roles.

A proud graduate from the University of North Texas, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Gerontology in 2000 and has since devoted her life and career to senior living and care.

Outside of work, Christi is recently married and has two teenage boys whose ballgames and regular social events keep the family on the move. In her spare time, she enjoys being among family, and loves karaoke, Mexican food and the Dallas Cowboys.

Lorie Doyle Disinski

Director of Culinary Services

Director of Culinary Services Lorie Doyle Disinski has dedicated more than 19 years of service to the residents of Morada Meadow Lakes, having led our culinary department since 2002. Prior to joining the Morada team, she worked in management for the Orange Bowl, the Wyatt family and Lane Bryant, and spent about 20 years in early childhood development and even pro wrestling promotional sales.

Originally born in Dallas, Chef Lorie has worked all over the world, including Mexico and Japan. However, she remains a proud Texan, and to this day resides here in the area, very close to Morada Meadow Lakes.