Memory Care Staff

Lead by our Gardens Memory Care Director, our memory staff is devoted to the safety, comfort and quality of life of every individual. We strive to provide a structured, secure environment that allows our community members with memory-related impairments to engage in life, connect with others, preserve cognitive abilities, and experience the dignity they deserve. Our goal is to help you continue to enjoy the time you spend with your loved one, while supporting you during this journey of transition for you and your family.
Memory Care Director  Patricia Perez

Memory Care Director

Patricia Perez
Patricia has been a part of the Rowntree Gardens family since 2011, the year she joined Gardens Memory Care as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Her genuine love for our community members was obvious from the start, and she continues to be a daily blessing to all she encounters as the Gardens Memory Care Director. In that role, Patricia oversees day-to-day operations, meets with family members, and ensures that each community members’ plan of care is being followed. She’s also been instrumental in implementing our Montessori-inspired lifestyle that promotes purpose and independence among people living with memory issues. Patricia feels blessed to work in a community where every individual is cherished and appreciated, through every season of life. An avid pottery collector, Patricia enjoys spending time with her family which includes two lovable bulldogs.
Memory Care Activities Coordinator  Carolina Salas

Memory Care Activities Coordinator

Carolina Salas
Carolina began working with seniors when she was in high school and found herself drawn to their wit and wisdom. Even after high school, Carolina chose to continue working with seniors in many different roles. She helped meet the nutritional needs of older patients at a community hospital, served as a private caregiver, and provided compassionate care for individuals living with cerebral palsy, autism, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. She calls on this diverse experience as the Activities Coordinator for the community members in our Gardens Memory care. In that role, Carolina focuses on creating a calendar of activities that help keep our community members engaged, stimulated, and as independent as safely possible. Carolina is Montessori for Dementia Care Certified, and is working toward her college degree in Sociology. She finds inspiration from our community members who face every day with courage, heart, and a smile. In her free time (when she’s not doing homework), Carolina enjoys watching Disney movies with her daughter, who is also her biggest source of pride.
Health & Wellness Clinic Director  Veronica Vasquez

Health & Wellness Clinic Director

Veronica Vasquez
Veronica has been caring for people since the age of 18, and has loved every minute of it. She joined Rowntree Gardens in 2010, and she was quickly promoted to Receptionist while she finished nursing school. Learning under the mentorship of the experienced nurses at Rowntree Gardens, Veronica was hand-selected by her predecessor to become the Health & Wellness Clinic Director. While embracing her added responsibilities — including supervising all caregivers and nurses in her department, managing the doctors’ schedules, creating care plans, and providing monthly care assessments — Veronica still cherishes her interactions with community members, whom she considers family. A Licensed Vocational Nurse, Dementia Care Specialist and Certified Administrator, Veronica is pursuing her RN degree in her free time. Her family at home and at Rowntree Gardens is very proud of all she’s accomplished.
Community Development Director  Tiffanie Ward

Community Development Director

Tiffanie Ward
Tiffanie began her tenure with Rowntree Gardens as a Life Enrichment Nurse before making her transition to Community Development Director. In this role, Tiffanie leads the sales team, assists families in need of memory care, facilitates cross-departmental communication, and builds relationships with key partners to bring our community members a full range of services. Tiffanie calls on her past experience working in hospice to ensure all community members and their families receive compassionate, personalized care. A Licensed Vocational Nurse, she also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Child and Adolescent Development, holds certifications both as a Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator and Social Services Designee, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Her personal philosophy includes striving to make everyone feel valued, and living Rowntree Gardens’ mission to be a daily blessing to all she encounters.
Community Life Director  Elias Rodriguez

Community Life Director

Elias Rodriguez
A Registered Nurse, Elias earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and has been caring for people ever since. As Rowntree Gardens’ Community Life Director, Elias calls on his training to ensure that our community members and staff continue to thrive physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. He collaborates closely with departments across Rowntree Gardens to meet the needs of community members. This includes providing enriching programs as well as responsive service from a staff that shares a genuine passion for bringing joy to people’s lives. Elias enjoys working with a team that shares this passion. He’s most proud of his faith, his family and his country.
Transition Liaison  Roz George

Transition Liaison

Roz George
Roz joined our family in 2007 as the front desk receptionist. Today, she works closely with our new community members and families, introducing them to the wide range of services, amenities and activities available to help them feel at home. During their first few weeks and months at Rowntree Gardens, she makes sure all their questions are answered and their needs are being met. She also helps our community members transition to different levels of care. An avid gardener, she enjoys the beautiful grounds of our community and stopping to chat with the people she encounters.

"I have nothing but praise and admiration for your entire staff who meet the resident’s needs with gentleness kindness and expertise."  — Barbara

One of the area’s few licensed, faith-based Continuing Care retirement Communities (CCRC), Rowntree Gardens provides a full range of integrated onsite services to meet the changing needs of active seniors.
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