Leadership

Colonial Oaks at Westchase

Stephanie Jones

Executive Director

Stephanie  Jones joined the Colonial Oaks Westchase Community in March 2020 as the new Executive Director.  Stephanie has over 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in academic healthcare, acute and chronic dialysis facilities, and senior living.  Stephanie began her career as a pharmacy technician in a local pharmacy in the South Houston area.  After that she spent extensive time working for both The University of Texas Medical Branch and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in various departments and roles.  Most recently, she has been in the Cincinnati, Ohio area for the last two years where she developed a passion for senior living and helping those with memory deficits.  Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences and a master’s degree in Quality Management from Texas A&M University in Commerce.  She also is green belt certified in LEAN and Six Sigma.  She has also been an active member of The American College of Healthcare Executives and the local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Clubs.  Stephanie has been working intermittently on a PhD in healthcare leadership from Northcentral University.  Stephanie is  the mother of 5 children ranging in ages from 9 to 26.  She has three grandchildren, all who reside in the local Houston area.  In her free-time she enjoys watching and participating in her childrens extra-curricular activities, as well as running in 5k and fun-runs.  She also enjoys attending church on a regular basis with her family. 

Rhaia James

Community Relations Director

Rhaia James, a native of Sugar Land, TX has been in the senior living industry for almost 10 years. All of her experience has been serving the senior population with eight years in memory care. She became a Certified Activity Director focusing on dementia programs in 2015 and shortly after decided to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Being familiar with various types of dementias allows her to stay abreast on new research and advancements. She has helped hundreds of families in her career, including her own make the sometimes difficult decision to transition into a memory care community. Her passion is helping those with cognitive impairments have a quality of life in a dignifying and purposeful manner.