Meet the Team

Margaret Rodriguez, Executive Director

Margaret Rodriguez

Executive Director

Bio coming soon.
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. 

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

Building Services Director

Andrew Watson, the Building Services director for The Capstone at Centerra, has been involved with hospitality and residential maintenance for over 10 years. He is passionate about being a part of the Capstone community and enjoys spending time with the community’s great staff and residents. 

Andrew enjoys music and creative projects, as well as outdoor activities such as camping and paddleboarding. He loves spending time with his two sons and his girlfriend. 

Andrew Watson

Nancy Diefenderfer

Culinary Service Director

Nancy Diefenderfer brings over 30 years of culinary experience to The Capstone at Centerra through her role as executive chef in retirement and senior living communities. She has a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Originally from Minnesota, Nancy has lived in Colorado since 2008. She has been married to Dan, an Army veteran, for 18 years and is also a proud mom of two stepsons, one of whom is currently serving in the military. In her spare time, she raises chickens and turkeys, and enjoys their fresh eggs. She is very involved with the American Legion Auxiliary and recently learned the craft of stained-glass art. 

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