Meet the Team

Deedra Moats, Executive Director

Deedra Moats

Executive Director

Deedra Moats is the executive director at The Capstone at Centerra in Loveland, Colorado. Her career spans over 25 years in the health and human services industry providing residential care for a wide variety of people in need.

She was born and raised in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in psychology. (Hook ’em, horns!)

Deedra moved to Colorado in 2011 with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family discovering new hiking trails, visiting state parks, watching college sports and planning as many beach vacations as possible.

Deedra’s passion is helping people live their best lives in a comfortable and safe environment. Contact her now to learn how she and her amazing team can make The Capstone at Centerra the most vibrant and engaging lifestyle that fits your and your family’s needs.

Shannon Barker, Director of Sales and Marketing

Shannon Barker

Director of Sales & Marketing

Shannon Barker comes to The Capstone at Centerra with over 29 years of experience in operations, financial management and nursing. Shannon has previously served as the executive director for three different senior living communities and has a background in nursing and medical billing. She takes pride in her clinical management, quality assurance and team leadership skills and looks forward to helping make The Capstone at Centerra the best senior living environment it can be.  
Catherine Lanza, Generations Program Director

Catherine Lanza

Generations Program Director

Catherine Lanza has been involved with caregiving since 2012 and approaches her role as Generations Program director with a deep understanding of patient care due to her work as a licensed practical nurse. Catherine has experience supervising client care and managing employee and client satisfaction. She has also taught caregiver classes for several years.  

Catherine loves working as a nurse, especially in the Generations community, and she recently became a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Some of Catherine’s accolades include the Exceptional Performance Award at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Best Bedside Manner Award from BOCES.  

Gloria Tempesta

Gloria Tempesta

Resident Care Director

Gloria Tempesta, the Resident Care director at The Capstone at Centerra, brings over 35 years of nursing experience to the position. She has previously worked in hospitals, surgical centers and family practices, and has specialized in senior living for over a decade.  

Gloria hails from Ohio but has lived in Colorado for most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, riding her bike, and spending time with her two daughters and grandson, all of whom also reside in Colorado. 

Haley Russell

Haley Russell

Vibrant Life® Director

Haley Russell joins The Capstone at Centerra team as the Vibrant Life® director. She brings 18 years of management experience along with a lifetime of artistry. Originally from Alabama, Haley has dedicated herself to learning and education, receiving her master’s degree in business administration in 2019. Afterward, she moved to Colorado and began pursuing her career in the health care industry.

Haley has also taught several art classes with mixed media and is excited to share her talent with the residents. Artisanal handicrafts are her specialty, and she believes that anyone can make something out of nothing. She has a passion for working with seniors and is grateful to share her big heart and creativity with them!

In her free time, Haley loves to paint, make arts and crafts, scrapbook, thrift, fish, camp, go on road trips, go to the skatepark with her son, and cook for her family. 

Haley Russell

Carla Schmidt

Business Office Director

The Capstone at Centerra’s Business Office director is Carla Schmidt. She has spent nine years serving the senior living community in the Denver Metro area. Working in a variety of positions has shown her how an entire community can come together to care for its residents. Carla’s drive for learning continues to propel her forward in her professional endeavors. 

Carla is a Colorado native, born in Westminster, but has also spent a few years living in Las Vegas and the Houston area. When her nose isn’t stuck in a book, she loves spending time with her family, finding new places to photograph, enjoying Colorado’s beauty and road tripping to her next great adventure. 

Neil Enright, Culinary Services Director

Neil Enright

Culinary Services Director

Neil Enright joins The Capstone at Centerra Senior Living team with over 20 years of experience in various industries ranging from luxury hotels and casinos to senior living. What he enjoys most about cooking is the open creativity his team of professionals can produce with food for residents and families to enjoy every day. Neil pulls from all cultures and flavor profiles to create his menus and recipes. When cooking for seniors, Neil strives for consistent meals with flavor profiles that appeal to the tastes of the residents. He finds that, when we sit down for three meals per day, we want to eat what is familiar and tastes great with the occasional surprise thrown into the mix. He runs his culinary programs with quality and consistency and places a continued emphasis on providing food that satisfies the majority. 

Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years and his 14-year-old son. He loves the outdoors and going camping, golfing or just relaxing in the fresh air. Since he grew up in the Mountain West, Neil likes to watch the Rockies, Broncos, Avalanche and Nuggets. 

Ray Jepson

Ray Jepson

Building Services Director

Ray Jepson, the Building Services director for The Capstone at Centerra, has over 20 years of experience in maintenance and remodeling. He is the premier resource when it comes to repairing anything around the community. Ray has managed several teams over the years and places high importance on customer service, and we appreciate that he always brings a smile and positive attitude to our community.  

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