Meet the Team

Zade West Watts

Executive Director

Zade West Watts is the executive director at Fountainwood at Lake Houston and has over a decade of experience working in the senior living industry. He attended the University of North Texas, Denton. Prior to this role, Zade was a Culinary Services director. He said, “I came into this business through the kitchen doors and never looked back.” 

Outside of work, Zade enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  

Karen Humaran

Director of Sales and Marketing

Karen Humaran brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the Fountainwood at Lake Houston team. She’s a born helper and problem-solver and has found senior living to be the perfect combination of those skills and her marketing background. Karen loves the relationships this industry has afforded her the opportunity to make and grow.

Karen, originally from Virginia, has been married for over 30 years and has three daughters and a grandson. Karen and all her children are fluent in Spanish after living in Mexico for 10 years. She hopes to apply the company culture motto “take something ordinary and make it fun” to her new role at Fountainwood at Lake Houston.

Polly Hill 

Director of Sales and Marketing

Polly Hill is a director of Sales and Marketing at Fountainwood at Lake Houston Senior Living. She comes from a long line of caregivers in her family and has over a decade of experience and success in the senior living industry. Prior to this position, Polly owned and operated a home-care franchise in Beaumont, Texas. She is passionate about serving others and is grateful to all the seniors she has met over the course of her career. Polly enjoys community outreach and has a creative soul and a flair for robust events.

Polly is a Louisiana native, and one of her favorite sayings is “le joie de vivre,” which translates to “the joy of life.” Outside of work, she enjoys cooking Cajun food and spending time with her fiancé, Sam, and their two cats, Sophie and Littles the Cat. Polly has three children and six grandchildren.

Emily Horne

Business Office Director

Emily Horne, Business Office director at Fountainwood at Lake Houston, brings with her years of experience in senior living, previously serving in roles including office manager. During the course of her career, she has developed a passion for senior living and is dementia care-certified. Memory care holds a dear place in Emily’s heart and is where her true passion lies.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and cuddling with her dogs.

Roy Mauricio

Culinary Services Director

Roy Mauricio serves as the Culinary Services director at Fountainwood at Lake Houston. He studied culinary arts in New Mexico and has experience working as a sous chef and executive chef in several states. Some of his favorite dishes to prepare are seafood and barbecue.  

Outside of work, Roy enjoys taking road trips and exploring Texas.  

Joseph Suarez

Building Services Director

As Building Services director at Fountainwood at Lake Houston, Joseph Suarez ensures our maintenance staff performs the proper repairs and preventive maintenance needed to keep our building’s infrastructure running smoothly.

Both Joe and his wife, Gloria, have each worked in health care for more than 10 years. Together they have five children from previous marriages and eight grandchildren. Time away from work is usually spent relaxing with family, writing poetry or watching a good football game.

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