Management & Corporate Staff
E. DeAnn Eaton
Chief Executive Officer
E. DeAnn Eaton, CPA, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, began as Controller for La Vida Llena in 1994, was later promoted to
Chief Financial Officer, and then to Chief Executive Officer of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group (HCLG), the parent company of
La Vida Llena Life Plan Retirement Community. Since becoming CEO, HCLG has grown by the acquisition of assisted living communities
in Oklahoma City, OK, and Arvada, CO, the construction of The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho (NM) Life Plan Retirement Community, and
the acquisition of a Hospice program based in Santa Fe, NM. Ms. Eaton has also represented
the senior living industry in drafting and proposing legislation at the state level; providing valuable representation to New Mexico
seniors. Eaton has also spoken at the national Leading Age conference as well as numerous other industry related conferences and
events, and she is actively engaged with numerous volunteer organizations and professional affiliations. 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.
Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing
Dave Walbright, Corporate Director of Marketing, joined Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group 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.
Corporate Director of Human Resources
Lynne Carlberg joined Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group 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 Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group,
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 Senior Professional
Human Resources Certification (SPHR) and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).
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, before attending the General Theological Seminary in New York City where he earned his Master of Divinity in 1991.
Mr. Goodman has served several parishes since ordination, including as Canon Liturgist at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati,
Ohio, rector of Trinity Church in Hamilton, Ohio, and Director of Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. 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.
Executive Director, La Vida Llena
Linda Givens, NHA, has been the Executive Director since January 2008 of La Vida Llena, Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group's flagship
community. Prior to joining La Vida Llena, Ms. Givens has worked in the healthcare field, both for acute and long-term care
facilities totaling over 30 years' of experience. Ms. Givens received a Bachelor's in University Studies from the University
of New Mexico and is a licensed administrator.
Executive Director, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Chrissy Akes, NHA, began her career with La Vida Llena as the Director of Administrative Services in October of 2007 and was promoted to
the position of Corporate Director of Business Development with Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group in 2017. She moved into the position
of Interim Excutive Director at The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho in early 2018 and was promoted to Executive Director in January 2019.
Ms. Akes attended Hendrix College and went on to complete her undergraduate education at the University
of Phoenix with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She earned her Masters of Organizational Management degree from the
University of Phoenix. Ms. Akes received her New Mexico Nursing Home Administrator's License in December 2015. Prior to joining
Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group, she worked for the State of New Mexico and at a non-profit medical/senior living organization.