Executive Director of Independent and Assisted Living
Jeny Knight graduated Magna Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University with double majors in Marketing and Business Management. She is a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) from The University of Texas Center on Aging and is also a Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA) from Southwest Texas State University. She has a passion for serving senior adults with over twenty-six years of industry experience to her credit. Jeny has served in the capacity of Executive Director at The Abbey since January, 2005 and has never missed a day of work. She loves her job and looks forward to coming to work every day!!
Barbara McMahan first joined The Abbey in 2005. She enjoys spending time with her family of 8 siblings, children, grandchildren, and of course, her husband Don Cage. Barbara worked for 25 years with Ogilvy & Mather advertising and Houston Community Newspapers. She has been in the Senior Care Industry for the last 10 years. Her friendly smile will make you feel welcome and at ease from the moment you meet her!
Manuel joined The Abbey in April, 2008 after serving as the Maintenance Supervisor for another retirement community for 23 years. Our residents enjoy Manuel’s BBQ-ing and DJ-ing for them. Manuel has three sons and two daughters that he is extremely proud of. He enjoys playing golf, barbequing, and music. He has also played bass guitar for 36 years and the last 21 years have been with his own band. Manuel is excited to be on board with The Abbey and is looking to be here 23 years, too.
Rhonda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. In 2006, after a 20 year teaching career, she decided to use her skills to enrich the lives of seniors in the Senior Living Industry. She joined The Abbey in May of 2015. Rhonda is married and has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren, who are the light of her life. She enjoys bowling, square dancing, and going on outings with residents.
Imrai Sanvicente graduated from the Superior School of Tourism with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in Culinary Arts. Imrai holds a stellar record of 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry and he is the newest addition to the Abbey’s team. Chef Sanvicente’s career started as an apprentice at five diamond-five star hotels in Mexico City, directed mostly by European chefs. Shortly after graduation in the year 2000 he decided to move to the United States where he worked at Arcodoro for Efisio Farris, in the Galleria Area. During that time he met his mentor, Chef Joe Mannke (also Rotisserie for Beef and Bird). Imrai learned about the opportunity to open Bistro Le Cep, where he served as the Executive Chef for the past 13 years. Imrai’s work has been displayed in local TV segments, newspapers and magazines. Through his cuisine Imrai has delighted diners all over Houston and now he brings his expertise and passion to The Abbey residents for years to come where he will always greet you with delicious creations and a warm smile. Imrai and his beautiful wife have an amazing son and a precious daughter.
Health and Wellness Director
Kathi Hill became part of the Abbey family in 2016 as an Health and Wellness Director. In January, 2019, she became the Health and Fitness Director for the Abbey. Kathi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Lamar University. She spent 36 years in the Education field before bringing her bright smile and endless energy into the lives of our seniors! She loves to sign, especially patriotic songs, and will spontaneously break into some dance moves for the residents at a moment’s notice! She has two children and 5 grandchildren who are her whole world. She and her husband, Glen, have been married for 46 years and are looking forward to the next 46! Kathi is beyond excited to be able to bring quality fitness/wellness programs to the residents of the Abbey in order to improve their quality of life and extend their longevity!