Daniel Bautista

Juan “Daniel” Bautista

Executive Director

Born and raised in east Texas, Daniel relocated to the DFW area to study at Dallas Baptist University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Daniel has been with Morada Senior Living since September 2021. Starting as an office manager, he worked his way up to becoming the executive director for Morada Pantego. Daniel dedicates his time and skills to serving the residents and employees at Morada Pantego.

If Daniel is not in his office, he is cleaning, fixing something, or spending time with the residents.

Outside of work, Daniel loves to read, spend time with his family, and spend time with his lovely fiancé, Tracy, who is a frequent visitor and helper to Morada Pantego.

Culinary Director

Deidre “Dede” Stewart

Culinary Director

Director of Culinary Services Deidre (Dede) Stewart is a 20-year culinary professional who specializes in diverse cuisines. Her career includes multiple tenures in restaurants across the country and working with several illustrious chefs along the way.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1992, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where she worked in the kitchens of several, new-concept restaurants as a Chef and Manager. She started in the senior living industry in 2002 and has since served as Executive Chef and Culinary Director for multiple, industry-leading providers. She joined the team at Morada Pantego in 2017.
Outside of work, Dede is a proud native of Arlington, Texas and enjoys being among family and friends.

Gina Manire

Gina Manire

Sales Director/Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Sales Director Gina Manire brings 17 years of senior living industry Sales and Marketing experience to her role at Morada Pantego. She joined our team in 2017 and regularly advises area seniors and families as they navigate the search for quality senior living solutions.

Gina graduated from Tarleton State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She then worked in the health and fitness industry before transitioning to senior living sales, and has since served high-profile communities and provider organizations in both local and regional capacities.

A proud Texan, Gina is eligible to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), a lineal association dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the founding families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas. The DRT organization once served as caretakers of The Alamo.

Director of Celebrations

Erin McKenna

Celebrations Director

Erin McKenna has been with Morada for 6 years. Two of which have been spent here at Morada Pantego. She started her career in 2004 right next door at the Ogle School of Hair Skin & Nails in Pantego TX, but her talent and passion as an artist is what brought her to our community. Erin began her journey in senior care as a volunteer teaching monthly art class and assisting activities. With an endless supply of creativity and ideas to bring to the table, she’s delightfully made her mark here as Director of Celebrations at Morada Pantego. Erin has pridefully self-titled herself the “fun police” in our community. Engaging our residents with daily activities & outings, commuting residents to doctor appointments, keeping the community festive, and hosting a variety of events that help foster new friendships are just a few of her duties. You’ll be sure to see her around the building if you’re visiting.

At home Erin is a loving mother to one son Levi (19), and two fur babies (Lucas & David). Her mother, Grace, is also a resident at Morada Pantego… so you’ll be sure to see her visiting the community on weekends as well. Outside of work she enjoys music, drawing, painting, attending concerts & museums, and playing her guitar.


Leanne Sanders

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Leanne Sanders brings more than 25 years of professional experience to her role at Morada Pantego. She began her career as an educator within the Arlington Independent School District, where she worked with special needs children. She later became a caregiver at one of Fort Worth’s most respected senior living communities, and joined the Morada Pantego team in early 2021.

Ever cheerful and high-spirited, Leanne imparts daily joy and inspiration in the lives of residents, whether through diverse and immersive activities and social events, planning fun, local excursions, or even donning an unexpected costume to spread laughter and cheer throughout the halls of our community.

Outside of work, Leanne is a loving mother to three, wonderful children, and a devoted wife to her husband, Brian, who himself is a popular and frequent visitor to Morada Pantego.

Denise Morris

Denise Morris

Commercial Office Manager

Denise Morris, Morada’s Business Office Manager since 2021, is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of our company’s HR and Accounting and ensuring our resident’s bills are correct and payments are made. As a member of the executive leadership team, she seamlessly integrates a wealth of financial expertise honed during her remarkable 20-year accounting career into her current position. Prior to joining our team, Denise served as Business Office Manager at MHMR of Tarrant County for 5 years, and before that was Business Office Manager at Bana Box for 6 years and Accounts Payable for Double Eagle Electric for 5 years.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Denise is a devoted spouse of 26 years and a proud parent to two exceptional children. A true Dallas-Fort Worth native, she discovers happiness in the simple pleasures of life — whether it’s diving into a good book, knocking down a few pins at the bowling alley, playing board games, or corralling her lively pack of five dogs. She loves spending time with her friends and family.

Denise aligns seamlessly with Morada’s core beliefs, exemplifying a perfect blend of professionalism and warmth. Her wealth of experience and vibrant personality contributes significantly to our mission of providing exceptional senior living experiences.

Dustin Fudge

Dustin Fudge

Director of Facility operations

Dustin was born in Dallas, Texas and was raised around the construction business. Dustin has over 20 years of experience in construction and maintenance. He was worked for several contractors as well as school districts and apartment complexes. Dustin attended Paris Jr College where he studied set designs. He came to Morada in March of 2021. Dustin always likes to lend a helping hand and nothing makes him feel better than solving a problem. Outside of work he loves playing darts and trivia, watching football and spending time with his family. He has been married for 21+ years and is the proud father of 2 boys.