Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

Meet the Sunrise of Buffalo Grove Team

We are pleased to introduce you to just a few of our many essential team members. Each member of our group here at Sunrise of Buffalo Grove, IL, firmly believes in the Sunrise mission: to champion the quality of life for all seniors. We are honored to spend our days caring for the residents that we call family.


Nelanie Sampat | Lead Care Manager

Tamyra Miracle

Associate Director of Operations


Tamyra’s passion for seniors began when she was a teenager caring for her own grandmother. She joined Sunrise as a front line team member in November 2003. Now an Associate Director of Operations, she is continually inspired by the Sunrise mission and empowers her team to champion quality of life for all seniors each day.




Nelanie Sampat | Lead Care Manager

Angelica Parker

Director of Sales


Angelica joins our team at Sunrise with more than 10 years of experience in health care. Her top three professional goals are: to bring Sunrise to more families, to help act as an advocate for seniors’ loved ones and to create more pleasant days for our residents. Her belief in the Sunrise mission applies to both her time at our community and the way she conducts her personal life.




Mercelyn Taylor-Lyn | Lead Care Manager

Barbara Weidig

Lead Concierge


Barb has been a Lead Concierge and part of the Sunrise family for more than a decade. Barb has learned that each resident she has meets touches her life in their own way and gives her a memory that she will forever cherish. Barb says that her days at Sunrise are filled with laughter, good conversation, many chances to make a difference … and a history lesson or two!




Latoya Fairclough | Lead Care Manager

Becky Grabarczyk

Resident Care Director


Becky began her career with Sunrise in 2011 as a Wellness Nurse. According to Becky, treating the residents like family members is simple because her grandmother is a resident of Sunrise! Becky advocates for our residents and families by working with physicians and health care professionals. Becky’s compassion is evident in her interactions with our Sunrise family each day.




Latoya Fairclough | Lead Care Manager

Erika Laczko

Reminiscence Supervisor


Erika has done it all in Sunrise! Since joining the team in 2002, she has served as Care Manager, Lead Care Manager, Medication Care Manager and Reminiscence Supervisor. She uses the skills learned throughout her years to provide the best quality of life for her residents. She enjoys coming to work each day to see how she can touch a resident and/or family’s life for the better. Erika says Sunrise is her home away from home.



Latoya Fairclough | Lead Care Manager

Todd Roberts

Assisted Living Coordinator


Todd comes to Sunrise with a background in management and education. In his role as Assisted Living Coordinator, he is responsible for our residents’ care and quality of life. By creating a positive atmosphere at Sunrise, he fosters strong relationships amongst our residents, staff and family members. A proud Sunrise team member, Todd works hard to carry out the Sunrise mission and instill it in his employees.



Latoya Fairclough | Lead Care Manager

Sofie Balyasny

Dining Services Coordinator


Before joining the team at Sunrise in 2005, Sofie and her husband, Neil, spent more than 25 years as owners of a restaurant and catering business. In 2008, Sofie became Dining Services Coordinator and says she takes pride in preparing fresh food each day (and keeping one of the cleanest kitchens around!). She loves the challenges and rewards of cooking for our residents and enjoys helping with events such as brunches and parties. In her spare time, Sofie enjoys – what else? –  cooking for her husband.



Latoya Fairclough | Lead Care Manager

Vicky Aguilera

Activity & Volunteer Coordinator


Vicky joined Sunrise Senior Living of Buffalo Grove in 2011. According to Vicky, she knew she had found her “home” the day she came in for her interview. Vicky enjoys spending time with all of our residents and their families, and said she is always around if they need someone to listen, to share a hug, or to split a chocolate treat!

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