The Courtyards people are amazing! It starts with you, of course – our residents and neighbors. And, our staff is experienced, compassionate, and professional. Our nurses, activity directors, housekeepers, professional chefs, therapists, office managers, maintenance folks – all are here to serve you. But our most cherished employees are our caregivers – you can count on these fine people to take care of your every need.

Our Executive Directors are trained assisted living professionals. But we go beyond what is mandated by the State – our management and nursing personnel are exposed to rigorous training and continuing education.

Your transition to The Courtyards promises to be a smooth one. Our staff has worked with numerous families to assist during this important transition. We work closely with every new resident to ensure their move goes as smoothly as possible, from settling into their new home, to meeting new friends at meal time, and everything in between.

Our Amazing Staff

Dennis Rivera

Community Executive Director

Dennis Rivera serves as our Executive Director here at The Courtyards. Dennis takes pride in serving families and our residents. He has worked for over 30 years in the hotel industry, 20 years as regional director of operations for Accor Hotels, G6 Hospitality, and Extended Stay America. He has been married for 20 years and has 3 wonderful children of the ages 17, 14, and 11. During Dennis’s free time he enjoys spending quality time with his family and watching sports, primarily the Cowboys and Red Raiders!
Courtyards Community Relations Director
Beatriz Molina

Community Relations Director
Beatriz Molina serves as our Community Relations Director here at The Courtyards. She thoroughly enjoys working with families and is passionate about the residents she serves every day.

Beatriz holds an Associate Degree in Psychology and is currently working towards her degree in Business Management.

Beatriz enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves attending baseball games with her son. She enjoys going to the lake and simply being outdoors.

Marissa Villegas, LVN

Community Wellness Director
Marissa has extensive experience in assisted living and memory care, she started out her career in health care over 10 years ago as a caregiver/CNA/med aide and has been a nurse for 5 years. She is originally from Arizona and enjoys fishing and spending time with her family.

Jody Arnold

Life Enrichment Coordinator

My name is Jody Arnold, I have lived in Odessa for three years now. I am originally from Tulsa Oklahoma , I have two children a son and a daughter and my daughter now has her own daughter. For fun my husband and I like to eat at nice restaurants and take in a movie, I also like scrapbooking. I do this job because I love this type of work, it’s not just a job to me. I absolutely love our residence and my coworkers around me.

Courtyards Dietary Services Supervisor
Caroline Chavez

Dietary Services Supervisor
Caroline has a huge responsibility. Some would say she has the most important job in the Courtyards community. Our residents love her, and you can guess why. For over five years, she has brought her 20-plus years of senior living experience to her vital role in Dietary Services – in other words, she ensures that our residents are happy and well-fed by offering delicious, nutritious meals and snacks. It is not easy to cook for a room full of people, but Caroline pulls it off, and the food at the Courtyards is amazing. Caroline has a son and a daughter and she loves them both dearly.

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