The Texas Assisted Living Association’s
2015 Annual Conference

“Lights! Camera! Action!: The Spotlight is on Assisted Living”

April 7-9
Grand Hyatt Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas


TALA Celebrates Assisted Living Heroes

The Texas Assisted Living Association recognized outstanding examples of excellence at the Heroes Breakfast at the 2015 Annual Conference on April 8th in San Antonio. TALA providers nominated staff members who have gone the extra mile and given award winning performances during the course of their daily work.

2015 Award winners are:

Activity Director –Edward Esguerra, Autumn Leaves Cy-Fair. Nominated By: Leah Miller

Nurse –Anitra Myers Sherman, Elmcroft Senior Living. Nominated By: Brook Hlavinka.

Chef –Patrick Cortes, Autumn Leaves. Nominated By: Nicole Gasaway.

Aide –Willie Lusk, Belmont Senior Living. Nominated By: Jerry Lentjes (Family Member with Belmont in Houston)

Administrative Assistant –Helen Gughis, Silverado Senior Living Nominated By: Pamela Jones and Jeanette McMackin.

Director of Sales/Marketing –Beth Nixon, Autumn Leaves. Nominated By: Gretchen Kropp.

Executive Director –Tracy Rose, Sodalis Senior Living. Nominated By: Shawn Corzine.

Regional Director of Nursing – Gwen Wilburn, Brookdale Senior Living. Nominated By: Britta Edwards.

Regional Director of Operations – Jonathan Westbrook, Brookdale Senior Living. Nominated By: Britta Edwards.

Advocate of the Year – Kendal Nelson, Sagora Senior Living. Nominated By: Diana Martinez.

Advocacy Champions – Company Recognition went to Sodalis Senior Living for their outstanding participation in TALA’s 2015 Advocacy Day on March 3rd.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Click on the link below for pictures of the Heroes.

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A special THANK YOU to our 2015 TALA Annual Conference Sponsors:

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