Lori Griffo - Executive Director
Lori Griffo serves as the Executive Director at Parsons House Preston Hollow and is responsible for the day to day operations. With over 20 years of experience in operations and marketing, Lori provides our community with a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and a genuine love and compassion for the generation we serve. “It is an honor and a privilege to care for those who have cared for us. The opportunity to spend time with our elders is a gift and always brings me joy,” says Lori. She is a native Texan and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, music and theater. She also loves to curl up with a good book. Lori lives in Mansfield with her husband. They have five adult children, two grandsons and one granddaughter. Of all of her passions, she says spending quality time with her family is at the top of the list.
Chaitali Patel - Social & Community Service Manager
Chaitali graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a special education degree, and has always had a passion for teaching. Growing up, Chaitali loved her grandparents and was a very spoiled grandkid. That’s one of the reasons she loves to serve seniors; she always enjoys helping people. Her parents are her inspiration. Chaitali has been with Parsons House since 2017. She feels blessed to work with such a great team. There is a learning experience every day at Parsons House, a new beginning every day, holding great significance, which contains boundless potential for new insights and greater vision.
Mario Lopez - Dining Services Director
Mario joined Parsons House Preston Hollow in 2012. Mario has over ten years of experience in the restaurant industry. He has served as Head Chef at Nordstrom Cafe and Sous Chef at the acclaimed Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus.
Suzy Ruiz - Resident Services Coordinator
Suzy has been with Parsons House Preston Hollow for over 6 years. She started working on the weekends at the Front Desk. Since then, she was worked in almost every department! Suzy was promoted to Resident Services Director in 2015. She enjoys caring for, teaching, and interacting with residents every day. Her favorite part of her job is the loving and close relationships she has built with many wonderful residents and their families. Suzy has been married for 27 years, has 3 sons, and 2 grandchildren.
Jose Amaya - Maintenance Supervisor
Jose was been with Parsons House Preston Hollow since 2014. Before he joined our team, he was Maintenance Director at John Paul II High School for ten years. Jose helps to keep our community safe every day. Jose is the master chicken tender and sees to their every need, his saying being, “Happy chickens, happy life.” If you see him around, be sure to say hello!
Jasmine Blinks - Memory Care Program Supervisor
Jasmine Blinks joined Parsons House in the Summer of 2019 as our Memory Care Program Supervisor. Jasmine graduated from Grambling State University in December 2012, and moved to Dallas in 2013. Growing up, both of Jasmine’s grandparents were diagnosed with Dementia, and both passed due to complications of Dementia in the early 2000’s. Jasmine has a passion to learn more about Dementia and work in the field, contributing to the cause and helping to educate people about Dementia. In her spare time, Jasmine is enjoying her 1-year old daughter, her fiancée, and her family. Jasmine also loves to cook, and her favorite hobby is reading. Jasmine enjoys being on Parsons House Tea, and feels grateful to continue enriching the lives of seniors and bringing them joy every day.
KaTrece Lee - Business Office Supervisor
Prior to moving to Texas at the end of 2018 from Mansfield, Ohio KaTrece worked at a national non- profit organization that served low income individuals and families with all their basic needs. She was a supervisor of the Social Services department for 6 years after being an office assistant for 1 year. She enjoy's working with children and seniors. The my most rewarding task for her was working with seniors facilitating a senior nutrition program. She always makes it a point to take care of others the way she would want someone to treat and take care of her loved ones and herself and this is what interested her in Parsons House, the quality of life that is provided to the seniors. She enjoys watching documentaries, reading, and learning something new daily.
Sasan Hadavand - Director of Marketing
Sasan Hadavand joined Parsons House in the Fall of 2019 as our Director of Sales and Marketing. Sasan graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in December of 2016. He then went on to get his Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, graduating Summa Cum Laude in April of 2019. Sasan has a passion for healthcare and helping people every day. In his spare time, Sasan participates and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He enjoys being able to talk and help people out in any way he can and is grateful to be a part of the Parsons House Team.