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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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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 21 years 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!

Shay Wallace
Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

Shay Wallace joined Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group on May 9th, 2022. He brings with him 12 years of experience in Senior living, both in Operations and Marketing. He started his career as a Marketing Director with a CCRC community in Amarillo, TX and then took over the marketing for a Lifeplan community in Corpus Christi, TX.  Following his successful marketing stops, he went on to become and Executive Director for two different Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities in Texas.  He considers working in Senior Living to be a calling in life and one he is extremely passionate about. Mr. Wallace considers it his mission to help Seniors actively engage back into their own lives.

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).

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