Management & Corporate Staff
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.