Learn more about our great Flower Mound Assisted Living team at Flower Mound Assisted Living!
Nita Collins, Administratr
Nita joined the Flower Mound Assisted Living team in August of 2013. She is a native Texan, and grew up near Cedar Creek Lake. After graduating from Texas A&M, Nita moved to Dallas, and then finally to Lewisville in 1992. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, and volunteering at her church and with her daughter’s activities.
Nita has held various marketing positions before eventually becoming a Realtor. While in real estate, Nita became aware of how much she enjoyed working with older clients and their families while helping to guide them through their transactions. She finds it rewarding to help people and her belief that all people matter is at the heart of everything she does.
One of Nita’s favorite quotes is from Mother Teresa, “Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes; kindness in your smile.”
Priscilla Kendall, Director of Health Services
Priscilla “PK” Kendall is originally from Massachusetts. In 1977 she left for the Army and became a medic and a psychiatric tech. She remained in the service until 1985. After meeting her husband they relocated to Corpus Christi where she attended Delmar College. PK graduated from nursing school in 1983. She has one boy, Sean-Paul, and a daughter, Jennifer. She has been in Assisted Living Management for 15 years. “I have enjoyed assisted livings and will remain working in this area of nursing,” stated PK.
PK started as our Director of Health Services on September 11th.
Mark Derichsweiler, Dietary Manager
Mark was born and raised in Lewisville, TX. He attended Culinary Management classes at El Centro College in Dallas, TX. Afterwards, he worked for numerous full service restaurants, country clubs, hospitals and assisted living facilities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Mark’s last position was Food Services Director with Renaissance Village, an independent senior living facility.
Mark is excited to join Flower Mound Assisted Living.
Rachel Layne, Activities Director
Rachel Layne has worked in the assisted living field for over 13 years in a variety of positions, including assistant cook, resident aide, med aide, housekeeping, activity assistant and life enrichment coordinator. She joined Flower Mound Assisted Living in 2010 and has enjoyed getting to know all the residents and staff. Rachel has a passion for working with seniors and is excited about her opportunities and learning as much as she can in this field.
Rachel has been blessed with a wonderful husband and three beautiful children. During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and after school programs.
James “Nicco” Rios, Maintenance Director
James “Nicco” Rios is originally from Colorado but moved to Texas in 2016. He graduated from the University of Colorado. Nicco is a Marine/Navy Veteran of 15 years. He has two wonderful sons, Andy and Dante. Outside from working he enjoys baseball, football, fishing and camping. Nicco has a passion for senior citizens and animals.
Sandy Rasberry, Marketing Director
Sandy Rasberry grew up in a small town near Chicago and has lived in Elkhart for the last 24 years. She has two beautiful grown children who still live in the Northeast and has high hopes that both will join her in Texas soon!
One of Sandy’s favorite people was her grandmother, and she has always had a love for seniors. For the past 3 years she has worked in sales and marketing for other assisted living communities and has enjoyed working with the residents and their families.
“What I’ve enjoyed about Flower Mound Assisted Living has been the laughter in this building and the sense of joy,” said Sandy.
Sandy enjoys walking, golfing and shopping and is excited to explore the Flower Mound area as she begins her new adventures in Texas.