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Linda Givens
Executive Director

Linda Givens, NHA, was hired as the Executive Director of La Vida Llena in January of 2008. Prior to joining the La Vida Llena team, Linda worked extensively in the healthcare field, both for acute and long term care, totaling over 30 years of experience. Linda attended the University of New Mexico where she received a bachelor’s degree in university studies. She is currently licensed as a Health Care Administrator. Linda serves on the CNM board for Certified Dietary Managers.

Joe Gomez
Director, Plant Operations

Joe Gomez is the Director, Plant Operations. His department is responsible for Environmental Services, Maintenance, and Safety; he serves as the Risk Management Officer as well. Joe has been with La Vida Llena since 2002 and has over 16 years of experience Plumbing, Water Treatment, and HVAC. His certifications include Boiler Operator 1 & 2, Water Specialist 1, and Life Safety. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.)

Carolyn Rupert
Director, Nursing

Carolyn Rupert, Director of Nursing, has been with La Vida Llena since 2006. Carolyn manages our Health Care Department which is responsible for providing Skilled Nursing Care to our residents. Carolyn is a Registered Nurse (RN) and has over 17 years experience in her profession. Prior to joining La Vida Llena, Carolyn worked as a MDS Coordinator. Carolyn obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of New Mexico in 1993.

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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.

Angie Julian
Chief Financial Officer

Angie joined the Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group as its Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. She brings with her over 21years of extensive experience in accounting, auditing, operations management, operational controls and processes, and risk management. Her experience includes serving as the CFO of ARCA for over nine years. ARCA is a private not-for-profit organization serving children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and cognitive disabilities. Prior to that she was in public accounting for thirteen years at REDW, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest accounting and business advisory firms, and Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Angie received a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and New Mexico Society of CPA’s.

Laura Broecker
Corporate Director of Operations

Laura has joined Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group as Corporate Director of Operations. For more than 25 years Ms. Broecker has been serving seniors by leading her teams in resident satisfaction. Ms. Broecker’s career spans the healthcare gamut from skilled nursing to senior housing to continuing care retirement communities. With her wealth of senior living experience, she has held dual roles as regional director while responsible as executive director within a family owned retirement community. She has also held a district director of sales development with a national skilled nursing company. Through the years she has kept her vision clear, positively impacting seniors lives. Ms. Broecker earned her MBA in health care administration from Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio.

She is well suited to this profession, as it naturally fits in with her desire to help people and make a difference in their lives. When you meet her, you will see why enriching seniors’ lives is truly her passion!

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
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 Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR).

Mark Goodman
Corporate Director of Community Development

Mark Goodman joined Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group in October 2017 as the Corporate Director of Community Development and his duties will include serving as chair of the Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group Corporate Community Outreach Committee. He most recently served as The Very Reverend Dean Mark Goodman at St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque, New Mexico for ten years, having been elected in 2007. He also most recently served on the board of directors for Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group. Mr. Goodman attended Oklahoma University in 1976 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He pursued advanced degrees in botany, working briefly in that field before attending the General Theological Seminary in New York City where he earned his Master of Divinity in 1991. He was recently named a Fellow of Sinai and Synapses, an ecumenical and interreligious organization which seeks to promote research and dialogue into the interface between Science and Religion. He currently serves on the board of directors for the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center here in Albuquerque, and has served with a number of other boards.