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Management & Corporate Staff

E. DeAnn Eaton

E. DeAnn Eaton Chief Executive Officer

E. DeAnn Eaton, CPA, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, began as Controller for La Vida Llena in 1994, was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and to Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Prior to joining La Vida Llena, Ms. Eaton was the Controller for The New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation, a firm with approximately $500 million in bonds outstanding during her time as Controller. Ms. Eaton has been an adjunct accounting professor for 21 years at two local colleges. Ms. Eaton received a Bachelor's in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and a Master's of Business Administration from the College of Santa Fe in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, she holds a Qualifying Real Estate Broker's license in New Mexico.

Andre Hawkins

Andre Hawkins Chief Financial Officer

Andre Hawkins, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, joined La Vida Llena in November 2011. Before joining La Vida Llena, Mr. Hawkins worked five years at Air Force Village, a continuing care retirement community in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as the Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer and Controller. He also held accounting management positions with Texaco Inc. and Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. and has worked in public accounting. Mr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dan Chavez

Dan Chavez Corporate Director of Development and Plant Operations

Dan Chavez, Corporate Director of Development and Plant Operation, began his association with La Vida Llena in May 2004. Mr. Chavez has over 30 years' experience in plant operations, engineering, maintenance--including preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance--safety management, security, transportation, budgeting, code compliance and construction. Mr. Chavez has been in management for the past 20 years. He is a licensed general contractor, electrical contractor, master electrician, certified boiler operator, pipe fitter and lock smith in the State of New Mexico.

Dave Walbright

Dave Walbright Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

Dave Walbright, Corporate Director of Marketing, joined La Vida Llena in January 2012. Mr. Walbright previously worked at Life Care Service Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa as a marketing and sales specialist. Mr. Walbright has a career of over 30 years in marketing and sales for senior living communities. He worked at National Church Residences, the nation's largest non-profit provider of low income senior housing, and was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at First Community Village, both communities being located in Ohio. His experience includes pre-sale of communities under development in Ohio and Maryland, redevelopment of older communities in Washington, D.C. and Ohio and marketing analysis of communities in North and South Carolina. Mr. Walbright has also worked with consulting companies, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and Irving, Texas, which collectively manage communities in over thirty states.

Lynne Carlberg

Lynne Carlberg Corporate Director of Human Resources

Lynne Carlberg joined La Vida Llena as Corporate Director of Human Resources in 2014. Ms. Carlberg brings over 20 years of recruiting and human resource expertise from government and commercial contracting environments. Her focus has been in the fields of environmental safety and remediation, civil engineering, and information technologies. Prior to joining La Vida Llena, Ms. Carlberg served as Senior Human Resources Generalist at Los Alamos Technical Associates corporate office in Albuquerque, NM. She earned her Bachelor's degree in German Studies from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, and holds a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR) and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).

Chrissy Akes

Chrissy Akes Corporate Director of Business Development

Chrissy Akes, NHA, Corporate Director of Business Development, began her career with La Vida Llena as Director of Administrative Services in October of 2007 and was promoted to her current position with Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group in 2017. Ms. Akes supervises the corporate administrative support staff, supports the CEO, coordinates due diligence efforts of new opportunities to grow business and grow services, coordinates special projects, chairs the Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Corporate Community Outreach Committee, oversees contract management and is the Corporate Board liaison. Ms. Akes attended Hendrix College and went on to complete her undergraduate education at the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She earned her Masters of Organizational Management degree from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Akes received her New Mexico Nursing Home Administrator's License in December 2015. Prior to joining Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group, she worked for the State of New Mexico and at a non-profit medical/senior living organization.

Linda Givens

Linda Givens Executive Director, La Vida Llena

Linda Givens, Executive Director/Nursing Home Administrator, has been the Executive Director of La Vida Llena since January 2008. Prior to joining La Vida Llena, Ms. Givens has worked in the healthcare field, both for acute and long-term care facilities totaling over 30 years' of experience. Ms. Givens received a Bachelor's in University Studies from the University of New Mexico and is a licensed administrator.

Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Executive Director, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho would like to introduce the Executive Director, Bob McDonald. Mr. McDonald has successfully directed senior living communities in California, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, and here in New Mexico. With experience at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital and Los Alamos Retirement Community, Mr. McDonald has already established himself in our community. Having spent his childhood in Roswell, he is excited to be back in the state he loves. His philosophy is simple; focus on having the right people, high expectations, being accountable, following through, and celebrating your success.