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Meet Lionwood Senior Living

Our Senior Care Staff

At Lionwood Senior Living, we know it's our caring, compassionate staff that make all the difference. Many have been with us for over 15 years, and the longevity of our staff means that we can get to know your needs and preferences and make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. We delight in getting to know our residents, and consider Lionwood Senior Living an extension of our own families.

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Arrianne Rodriguez

Community Relations Director

Arrianne has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cameron University and her master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She had been a part of Lionwood since 2001, and loves being the first person potential residents get to meet when they’re deciding on a senior living community. Arrianne is passionate about fitness, nutrition, salsa dancing, traveling, and working with senior adults.



Rudy Avelar

Building Services Manager

As the Building Service Manager, Rudy oversees and coordinates all building and unit repairs. He is the father of 8 children, seven boys and one beautiful girl, and husband to his beautiful wife Jenny. Rudy enjoys coaching his kids in football, baseball, and basketball over the last 15 years and, with his youngest being an infant, he will continue coaching for years to come. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers while firing up the grill and cooking for family and friends.



Jeanie Hill

Business Office Manager

Jeanie has worked in the medical field for over 23 years including senior living as well as corporate offices. She’s been a part of the Lionwood team since 2011. She loves her job because of the residents, and feels as though they and her fellow employees are part of her extended family. To her, the job is more than just a business – it’s about caring for each and every person she comes in contact with. When she's not at Lionwood, Jeanie loves to draw, cross stitch, and spend time with her husband of 26 years and her two sons, Ryan and Joshua.


Jordan Ball

Dining Services Director

Jordan, also known as Chef J, utilized the GI Bill he obtained by serving 10 years in the United States Army, to receive his culinary education at the West Virginia University Culinary Academy. He takes pride in the food he puts out of his kitchen and will always go the extra mile to ensure every single guest is happy. Jordan moved 1500 miles to be closer to his family which gave him the great opportunity to be a part of the Lionwood family. When he is not in the kitchen, he enjoys bowling, golf, playing music, watching sports and fast cars!



Zewditu Woldedawit

Housekeeping Supervisor

Zewditu has been with Lionwood for 16 years. As the housekeeping supervisor, she is responsible for the staff that clean the community and each resident’s private apartment. Zee, as she is known within the community, has relationships with residents as far back as 2002. She also serves as the Lionwood host for all new residents. She meets with them their first day, assisting in making sure they understand the routine, introducing them to their neighbors and other residents in the dining room. Zee has a grown son who just finished medical school and is currently investigating his options of where to complete his residency. She is happy to work with a group of wonderful people and residents.



Pattie Waggoner

Executive Director

Prior to joining Lionwood, Pattie had over 30 years of experience in the senior living field. Pattie is a Registered Nurse and a licensed administrator. She loves working with seniors and their families. Pattie is married to Jim and together they have four children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, Pattie enjoys fishing, fast cars and the outdoors.


April Dinger

Activities Director

April has a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her philosophy about activities is simple – make every single day a day to remember. The sky is the limit! Enriching the lives of the residents of Lionwood is her heart’s desire. In her spare time, April loves to spend time with her husband and two children.

Lionwood, An Active Senior Living Community

The wonderful staff at Lionwood Senior Living are dedicated to making each and every day a fulfilling one for our residents. From birthday celebrations and holidays to game nights and book clubs, we offer a tailored calendar of events designed around the preferences of our residents.

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