The Villas at Presbyterian Village North

Where people come to thrive.

Exceptional lifestyle, services and amenities,
and care in a faith-based environment.

That, in a nutshell, is life at Presbyterian Village North. It is, in fact, why we exist.

As a not-for-profit senior living community, we believe the right moral decision is the right business decision. That philosophy leads to this being a friendly place, where residents truly enjoy each other’s company and regard each other with respect. Here you’ll find a physical environment that truly does present itself as a village, with winding walkways, green spaces and a variety of residential options in view, all beautifully situated within 66 wooded acres. It is a place designed and built to help those who live here thrive, no matter what phase of life they are in. 

We invite you to look closer when you have the chance. You’ll always be welcome at PVN.  

Campus Map

Use this handy bird’s-eye view to survey the landscape of our community campus.

Leadership Team

Dustin Allen, Executive Director

As Executive Director of Presbyterian Village North, Dustin brings more than 16 years of senior living leadership experience to the Forefront Living family.

Prior to joining Forefront Living, Dustin held various leadership roles at Tradition Senior Living in Dallas, Texas, including executive director, regional director of healthcare, and healthcare director. His responsibilities encompassed multi-site operations for the entire Tradition community and oversight of more than 350 residents and 200 employees. Additionally, Dustin’s creation of a COVID response program during the pandemic was instrumental in improving the communication process between leadership and the Tradition communities.

Long passionate about quality of care and maintaining a strong sense of community between residents and teammates, Dustin looks forward to thoughtfully building a strong rapport with the members of Presbyterian Village North family. An Oklahoma native, Dustin enjoys watching sports, especially football, and baseball, and working in the yard. He and his wife, Lili, are newlyweds and were married in April 2022.

Lisa Englander

Lisa Englander, Director of Residential Services

Lisa entered senior living only 11 years ago after her dad passed away from lung cancer. During the last weeks of his life, she saw how wonderfully the caregivers and then the hospice “angels” took care of her dad and her family. It was in those final moments with her dad that Lisa realized she had to make a career change from retail management to helping seniors.

“The residents truly nourish my soul and fill my heart with joy each and every day.”

As the director of residential services, Lisa oversees the life enrichment department and the receptionists. Most importantly, she has wonderful interactions with the independent living residents and their families. “I truly learn from my residents each and every day — it touches my heart when I give them a hug and they say thanks for just listening to them. I truly feel blessed that I was called to this role, and am thankful every day for this opportunity to truly make each moment matter!”

Lisa is married with two grown daughters and one adorable grandson. She loves playing mah-jong, reading and cooking, and her favorite pastime is traveling.

Joni Watson, Director of Healthcare Operations

Currently Director of Healthcare Operations at Presbyterian Village North, Joni joined the Forefront Living/PCS Team in June 2011 as a Clinical Liaison/Business Development Manager. Since then, she has enjoyed an evolving role supporting Presbyterian Village North, Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the Forefront Living Foundation. Through this evolution, Joni has become increasingly familiar with the various levels of the organization’s care continuum and developed a growing passion for supporting patients, residents and their families as they navigate health and age-related transitions. “Recognizing the unique goals and needs of each individual and family, my goal is to educate, empower and provide connection to necessary resources, both within and outside our community.”

Joni began her career in healthcare as a Physical Therapist working in the acute care environment and then, following a few years as a stay-at-home mom, entered the specialty area of clinical sales and marketing as a Clinical Liaison. She holds an MPA in Healthcare Administration and, most recently, earned her Nursing Facility Administrator license. Additionally, Joni is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and LeadingAge Texas.

Joni is the mother of three children—now young adults in their 20s. “They continue to amaze, amuse and humble me, sometimes all in one conversation. They are, by far, my greatest accomplishment,” she says.

Shannon Radford

Shannon Radford, Director of Wellness

With over 17 years in the health and fitness industry, Shannon is passionate about helping residents maintain quality independence as long as possible. As Director of Wellness, she oversees the Jim and Bess Blanchette Lifestyle Fitness Center, the Lifestyle Spa and Clinic, and the fitness and wellness programs throughout Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing.

Throughout her career at Presbyterian Village North, Shannon has grown the Fitness and Wellness program from three group exercise classes per week in Independent Living to over 75 classes per week across the entire campus. She also brought the “Get Fit” program to life by offering individualized cognitive and exercise maintenance plans to residents, as well as personal training services. Under her leadership, PVN received the 2019 ICAA NuStep Pinnacle Award for Top 5 Wellness Programs in North America and the 2020 LeadingAge Texas Innovative Care and Services Award.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University with a focus in Applied Exercise Physiology. She also holds various group exercise certifications, including water fitness. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Assistant Living Manager.

Outside of Presbyterian Village North, Shannon enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two children.

Heather Porch

Heather Porch, Director of Sales and Marketing

As Director of Sales and Marketing for Presbyterian Village North, Heather oversees all efforts in engaging new residents to the community. With more than 17 years of experience in the senior living industry in both Oklahoma and Texas, Heather began her career in senior living as the Concierge Coordinator for a Life Care community in Oklahoma City. There, she excelled in hospitality and managing first impressions of the community.  

In 2013, Heather moved back to the Dallas area, where she was born, and began working for PVN as a marketing assistant, working her way up to sales counselor, then sales manager, and now to her current position. “What I love best about my work are the people and the community itself,” she says. 

When Heather is not working, she enjoys singing and has, in fact, sung many times at PVN. She spends much of her free time with her family, friends, and her orange tabby cat, Penny. Additionally, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

Estee Cahani

Estee Cahani, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation

Born and raised in New Orleans, Estee received her bachelor’s degree in Exercised Physiology from the University of New Orleans. In 2008, she moved to Dallas to attend the Texas Woman’s University Doctor of Physical Therapy program. It was while there, through completing a clinical at the former Grace Presbyterian Village, Estee became familiar with Forefront Living. “I fell in love with their culture and mission and vowed that I’d work there someday after I graduated,” she said. Upon earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 and after gaining experience, Estee returned to Grace as an Outpatient Physical Therapist in 2014. In 2017, Estee was named Assistant Director of Rehabilitation at Presbyterian Village North and then Director of Rehabilitation in 2020, a position she still holds today. Estee is married and is the mother of 2 young and energetic sons that keep her extremely busy!