Kristen has been a leader in the field of Senior Living for 19 years. Growing up, she was given opportunities to spend time with her grandparents. Whether it was playing Yahtzee and games after school or helping mow the lawn, tend the garden, shuck corn or can green beans, she always enjoyed spending time with them. Kristen’s family is who has influenced her to be the caring person she is today; her joy, patience and care comes through at Apex Oaks at Cypress. She truly feels it is her job to be the sunshine on a cloudy day.
You may find her whistling a tune, singing a song, leading devotional, or even making our residents feel special by painting their nails or sprucing their hair. Her dedication to knowing our residents from a personal level guides the community as a whole to provide the loving care and respect each resident deserves.
Kristen moved to Houston, TX in 1996 from Illinois. She loves the “community feel” within the big city. In her spare time, you may find her enjoying a round of golf, singing, traveling, and spending time with her family. You will most definitely find her cheering on the Houston Texans and the Astros’. Go TEAM!!
Finally, Kristen will be available to tell you more about our program at Apex Oaks at Cypress. Her door is always open and knows that communication is key to harmonious living. Please come by and meet our extraordinary Administrator. Thank you for your interest in our care at Apex Oaks at Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Community Relations Director
Zoi is the Community Relations Director at Apex Oaks at Cypress Assisted Living & Memory Care. She is very committed to the future development, growth and success of Apex Oaks. Her primary focus is on building and sustaining positive relationships with coworkers, the communities we serve, and even our competition in the field to help in achieving our goals. She knows the importance of working together!
Zoi has 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry within senior sectors including; independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, long term care, critical care and neurorehabilitation and mental / behavioral health and physical rehabilitation. As an experienced heathcare leader, she brings a broad industry view and a personal passion for effective community health to the team.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find Zoi enjoying life. She finds being around water gives her an immeasurable sense of peace. She enjoys photography, riding 4-wheelers, playing games, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
The Apex Oaks staff welcomes you to stop by and meet Zoi.
Our Registered Nurse, Rhonda Jjemba (Russell), leads our Health and Wellness Department with over 22 years of outstanding experience. She attended and graduated Cum Laude from Lamar State College.
Rhonda works as our Health and Wellness Director and Registered Nurse. During her years of experience, she has worked in several areas of Nursing and Management; Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, Medical Surgery/Telemetry, Staff Development, Pediatric and Pediatric ER.
Rhonda has always had a passion for seniors. As a young girl she longed for the wisdom and knowledge she acquired by sitting with and listening to the history and stories of her elders. Having an eye for nursing came for her at a very early age. You will see her at Apex Oaks sitting with the residents and still today listening to their stories. She uses her nurturing and sweet disposition to give care and valuable attention to our residents.
Rhonda is from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is married to her loving husband, Jacques Russell, who is also a Registered Nurse in Houston, TX. She is the mother of 3 children. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, collecting antiques, 5k runs, and attending church.
Finally, Rhonda will be happy to share more about our services and programs at Apex Oaks at Cypress. Her attention to the Health and Wellness of our Residents are a top priority and her expertise will assure a quality of life our residents deserve. Stop by and meet Rhonda.