Meet the Team at The Village of River Oaks in Houston, Texas

Our Team

Welcome to the The Village of River Oaks! Our team of professionals look forward to greeting you and your families. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and welcoming community for our residents and their guests. From our leadership team, to our dining staff, to our caregivers and support personnel, we are always prepared to meet the needs of our community and residents.

Kristen Jordan, Executive Director

Kristen Jordan, Executive Director

Kristen has worked in the hotel and hospitality industry since 1996.  She brings significant experience in the service industry encompassing 5 hotel openings, multi property and as a full-service general manager.   Achievements included the Hospitality Impact Award (2013), Sales Director of the Year (2011) and the President’s Award (2008).   Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).  She also has her certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.  She is excited to apply her expertise in resident, customer and team member satisfaction. 

Kristen and her husband, Bill, have lived in Houston for 6 years.  Previously, Kristen was raised in Ohio and has also lived in Venezuela, Virginia, Florida and New York.   Kristen is the proud mother of 2 adult daughters, Melissa and Angelica, as well as a chocolate lab named Brownie and a Plott Hound mix named Dallas.    Bill and Kristen volunteer their time with Mile High Lab Mission in Colorado and Rescued Pets Movement in Houston.  Kristen supports Mile High as a Foster Coordinator ensuring pets get to their fur-ever home.  

Debbie Jenkins - Melancon, Assistant Executive Director

Debbie Jenkins - Melancon, Assistant Executive Director

Debbie is the Assistant Executive Director at The Village of River Oaks. Debbie is responsible for making sure that each Assisted Living and Memory Care resident is receiving the optimum level of care, engagement, and compassion. Debbie enjoys calling the Assisted Living and Memory Care area as the “wild side” because all the fun happens there.

Debbie and her husband Larry are proud parents to daughter Avery. She is a proud Louisiana native and enjoys playing softball in her free time.

Monica Romero, Business Office Manager

Monica Romero, Business Office Manager

Monica is responsible for overseeing the general administration of the human resource and accounting control systems, functions and procedures for the property. In addition, Monica leads a team of concierge and driver professionals to ensure resident satisfaction.

Monica is married and has two beautiful children, Carlos and Erika.

Ted Bowen, Director of Sales & Marketing

Ted Bowen, Director of Sales & Marketing

A veteran of the Hospitality industry, Ted serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Village of River Oaks. In his role, Ted works with families and prospective residents to find the perfect home to get the most out of their Senior Living transition. By being a great listener, Ted is able to get the appropriate feedback to identify each resident’s unique care level and paint the picture of living in our premiere luxury community.  

A seventh-generation Texan, Ted held previous Sales and Marketing roles with Houston First Corporation at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Visit Houston (Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau) and Marriott Marquis Houston. His unique background helps him always think differently, developing meaningful relationships and putting a creative spin on tours to our beautiful and unique community. Bowen is an active participant in the city and has a passion and interest in what makes our location unique.

Felizciana (Fifi) Archibold, Director of Business Development

Felizciana (Fifi) Archibold, Director of Business Development

Felizciana Archibold is the Director of Business Development at The Village of River Oaks.  Felizciana is responsible for developing new and maintaining professional business to business relationships through daily outreach in the Houston community.  Part of her role includes serving the community and local organizations, as well networking with local businesses and care partners.  Felizciana is very positive, and enthusiastic about representing The Village of River Oaks by sharing with others how we Live Life Well!  Felizciana has over 20 years of experience working in the geriatric care and retirement industry. 

In her free time, Fifi enjoys volunteering, her hobby as a disc jockey, and roller skating. 

Jennifer (Jenn) Bezdicek, Director of Life Enrichment

Jennifer (Jenn) Bezdicek, Director of Life Enrichment

Jennifer Bezdicek (Bez-de-check) is the Director of Life Enrichment at The Village of River Oaks. Jenn and her team are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing individual and group programs for our wonderful residents, making sure that they have a variety of programs to keep them engaged and living their best lives.

Jennifer comes from the Hospitality Industry where she learned and enjoyed planning events for various locations between Hotel and Spa Industries. She is passionate about meeting new people, building and cultivating relationships, and creating memorable experiences for everyone to enjoy.  Jenn has also served in the Air Force as Military Police.  In Jenn’s spare time she likes following the Oklahoma Sooners basketball team, spending time with her daughter Lillian and her rescue dog Daisy Mae.

Jequita Thompson, LPN/LVN, Director of Resident Care

Jequita Thompson, LPN/LVN, Director of Resident Care

Jequita Thompson is a LPN/LVN in geriatrics with a clinical backing. Geriatrics is her passion and she has 13 years of experience ranging from LTC, skilled, assisted/memory care.  Starting as CNA, caring for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s, her passion for the elderly has grown over the years of her career.  She strives to learn and work aside those with the same passion for the elderly. 

In her spare time she loves to volunteer with various non-profit organizations. She is excited to be a part of the great care team within the RCM community.

Charvelle Perkins, Optimized Care Supervisor

Charvelle Perkins, Optimized Care Supervisor

As our Optimized Care Supervisor, Charvelle Perkins ensures that our residents continue to age in place through our higher level of capability with our Optimized Care services.  Charvelle is an 11-year Army veteran from Meridian, Mississippi. She currently serves as a Human Resource Non-Commissioned Officer and Rehabilitation Nurse in the Army.  She is a proud alumnus of Southern Mississippi University and an honor graduate from Meridian Community College.  

In her spare time, Charvelle enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children and reading.  Charvelle’s passion is to help others and to serve her community.

Carlos Guevara, Director of Plant Operations

Carlos Guevara, Director of Plant Operations

Carlos manages daily facility operations and provides supervision of any maintenance staff and housekeeping.  He has been in Senior Living since 2007 and holds a Basic Firefighter Certificate and is HVAC certified. 

Carlos is married with two young children.  In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and is a fixer upper at home.

Victor Moreno, Director of Dining Services

Victor Moreno, Director of Dining Services

Victor plans and supervises activities of Dining Services to provide service for residents, employees and guests.  He is a graduate of University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  He comes to us from Hotel Zaza where he was Director of Food and Beverage, Banquet Manager and Housekeeping Manager.  Victor was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo León México. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and doing a lot of outdoor activities. Victor is blessed to be a father of 4 kids, Sebastian, Alessandro, Luna & Alicia.

In his spare time, he is a soccer coach, and he really enjoys the opportunity to share some of his knowledge with the kids. He loves coffee and wine, especially Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels.

Darius King, Executive Chef

Darius King, Executive Chef

Chef Darius is responsible for all food production including resident meals, activities and marketing events.  He has had a passion for cooking since he was nine years old due to his fond memories of watching his Mom make her famous salmon croquettes for Sunday Brunch.  His love for cooking has grown over the years and he has experience in a variety of styles from food trucks to hotel dining and banquet events to fine dining restaurants. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and cooking his specialties for friends.

Live Life Well®

Our community is managed by Retirement Center Management (RCM) which is privately-held and based in Houston, Texas. RCM was founded in 1996 and is known for the exceptional quality of life and gracious living experience enabling all its residents to Live Life Well®. Today, RCM manages twenty-two communities around Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

The Village of River Oaks

281-719-9783

1015 S Shepherd Dr Houston, TX 77019