Caruth Haven Court Team

Our community has the greatest staff members around, whose daily desire is to make TODAY a wonderful day for our residents. As energetic as they are fun to be around, our staff at Caruth Haven Court really enjoy working together! Afterall, when working together is fun, the joy is contagious! The energy created by our team is what breathes life into our community… and what a difference we make! We live for the opportunity to make our residents feel noticed and special.


Eilleen Aldridge - Executive Director

Eilleen Aldridge is Executive Director of Caruth Haven Court.  Eilleen is a compassionate and experienced leader with a heart for seniors.  She has a proven track record, having held numerous director positions at Caruth Haven Court, including Activity Director, Director of Resident Services and Marketing Director.  Most recently, Eilleen was Executive Director for another 12 Oaks Senior Living community.

Eilleen is well-versed in all aspects of Assisted Living and Memory Care, and enjoys leading a staff that makes it their daily pursuit to meet the needs of our Residents and the families we serve.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Eilleen attended Alvin Junior College and Houston Community College.  With a wonderful history within our community, Eilleen looks forward to sharing the many benefits we have to offer to the families of North Dallas, Preston Hollow and the Park Cities.

Jamie Gavin - Director of Marketing

Jamie Gavin moved to Dallas in 2000. Before joining our team as Director of Marketing, Jamie gained extensive experience in a variety of customer service, community outreach and marketing positions in the senior healthcare communities. After a stint as Healthy Generations/ Resident Services Director for a premier healthcare community, she transitioned into admissions and marketing where customer service and customer relations became her top priority.

At Caruth Haven Court, Jamie is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy and branding campaigns. Jamie loves working with seniors and fostering new relationships. She embraces each new day as an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.


Linda Dudley - Marketing Assistant

Helping families and residents in transition is a big part of what makes Linda Dudley special. Her cheerful attitude and sincere love for people instills a welcomed confidence as she introduces new Residents to our Caruth Haven Court family.

Linda is a long time Dallas resident, with over 25 years experience in Health/Life Insurance sales, as well as Real Estate/Apartment locating. She attended Richland Community College, studying business and marketing. Linda cares about people, sharing her love for children as a volunteer for CASA for the past 10 years.


Melanie Lusk - Director of Resident Care Services

Our Resident Care Services are led by Melanie Lusk.  She has over 20 years experience in healthcare, including 15 years in nursing. 

Originally from Oklahoma City, OK, Melanie moved to Dallas in 2012 from Portland, OR.  She earned her Bachelor degree in Biology from University of Houston, then a degree in Nursing from Wright State University in Ohio. 

Whether it’s accompanying a Resident to a community event or helping with activities of daily living, Melanie brings a smile and an eagerness to help others to work with her each day.

Alicia LaRosa - Food Services Director

Peruvian-born Alicia La Rosa serves as Caruth's Food Services Director. Like many professional chefs, Alicia's love of food was fostered during her childhood. As a six year old, she began learning to cook at home and baking desserts for her family. She loved food and aspired to be a Chef.

At age 17, Alicia moved to Texas to enroll at the University of Houston where she would earn a bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While in Houston, she met and married her husband, Cruz Rodriguez from Venezuela, and began her culinary career at River Oaks Country Club as a chef and manager trainee. She later worked as a pastry chef at Post of Grill, La Grillia, and other restaurants in Houston.

Presented with an opportunity to train under Chef Douglas Rodriguez, now globally acclaimed as the Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine, Alicia and her family moved to Coral Gables, Florida to work in Rodriguez's first Yuca restaurant. Alicia and her husband moved back to Texas in 1994 to open a Ninfa's franchise in College Station, which was a tremendous success. In 1996 they opened their own eatery in College Station, working very hard for six years before selling the restaurant. Alicia's career path then led her to Dallas, where she was part of the opening of a new senior community in Plano. While there she discovered a passion for working with seniors... a passion that would lead her to Caruth Haven Court. Alicia has been a member of the Caruth team since March of 2008.

Alicia and Cruz have two sons, Andres and Esteban.


Kadie Tejan-sie - Activities Director

Working with the elderly is a passion for Kadie Tejan-sie, who serves as our Activities Director. With certifications in Activities and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care/Programming, Kadie thrives on creating environments that bring joy to the lives of our Residents.

"What I do is not a job that I go and perform a task and my day is done. It's deeper than that. I love the fact that I can contribute to someone's life and make each day a meaningful one," says Kadie. "Helping Residents with whatever they need gives me the pure satisfaction to see a smile, get a hug and sometimes a 'thank you' when love and care is given."

Originally from Sierra Leone, Kadie has a B.A. in Sociology from University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia. She has worked in senior living since 2005 and sees coming to work each day as an opportunity to bless those she's around. Kadie and her husband will celebrate 20 years of marriage in May 2015. They have three children, Kadia, Malieka and John Malik.

In her free time, Kadie loves to read, journal and watch the history channel. She enjoys politics and serves as chairperson of her country's local political group.


Annette De Luna - Business Office Manager

Providing exceptional service to our Residents and their families is at the heart of what Annette De Luna enjoys most about her work as our Business Office Manager.  “My love for seniors keeps growing every day,” says Annette, who has also been with 12 Oaks communities in El Paso and more recently in Forney.

Caruth Haven Court is dedicated to providing top-knotch senior care

Caruth Haven Court

5585 Caruth Haven Lane Dallas, TX 75225
T: 972-587-7544 T: 214-449-1992 Email Us