Laura Allegro

Executive Director

Executive Director Laura Allegro brings over 20 years of senior advocacy and care experience and holds multiple distinctions including Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator, Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner. Her primary experience is in Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, having worked many years in that role while in the Keller and Grapevine area. Laura’s genuine regard for seniors, desire to work closely with residents and their families, and drive to provide the highest level of personalized care create foundational beliefs that support the daily operations of our community.  

Having recently married and relocated to the White Rock Lake area in East Dallas, Laura enjoys family time with her new husband, two dogs and her still-working, still-driving 88-year-old mother-in-law, whose active lifestyle, she believes, is a true testament to the importance of enriched living and adult learning.

Cynthia King

Cynthia King

Director of Recreation and Events

Director of Recreation and Events Cynthia King has proudly served the residents of Caruth Haven Court for more than 17 years. Raised by her grandparents, she always felt a strong calling to the senior living space, and started out in our community by working as a Companion for a period of 10 years. She said that daily face time and providing the support and service her residents needed was deeply satisfying. Cynthia then continued her journey, becoming a Certified Activities Director in order to further enrich the days and overall lives of our residents. Recently promoted to her current Director role, Cynthia’s dedication to our community and its residents is genuine and straight from her servant’s heart.    

Kadie Tejan-sie

SHINE® Memory Care Director

SHINE® Memory Care Director Kadie Tejan-sie became a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) in 2007, and has devoted her life’s work to providing compassionate care and lifestyle quality to resident seniors. Her journey spans more than 16 years and includes tenures with five of the most prominent Memory Care provider organizations in the Dallas area and beyond. In addition to studying Political Science at Temple State University (Philadelphia), she proudly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Liberia West Africa. Outside of work, her interests and hobbies include reading, travel, dancing and staying informed on political news and current events.

Alicia La Rosa

Director of Culinary Services

Director of Culinary Services Alicia La Rosa learned to cook at home in her native Peru and often experimented while baking desserts for her family. She came to the US at 17 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management before beginning her culinary apprenticeship at Houston’s famed River Oaks Country Club. She later worked as a pastry chef at Post of Grill, La Grillia and eventually owned and operated her own restaurant. Alicia has trained under Chef Douglas and Chef Marisa Guilfo, both critically acclaimed culinary artists. Today, Alicia happily blends her passion for food with a love of caring for seniors, both of which have grown steadily stronger throughout her more than 10 years of service to Caruth Haven Court. 

Elizabeth Rivera-Tejada

Elizabeth Rivera-Tejada

Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager Elizabeth Rivera-Tejada has been with Caruth Haven Court for more than four years, and applied her many talents to multiple roles including Concierge, Healthcare Coordinator and even Memory Care Coordinator. Elizabeth is a proud graduate from Texas Woman’s University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She aspires to earn a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration in the near future. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her son and reading non-fiction books.