Team Members Receive Awards for Sunrise Services

Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 15, 2021

It’s often said that our team members are what continue to make Sunrise the best of the best in the industry. That is especially so during such a challenging, unconventional year. We are honored to reveal the 2020 recipients of Sunrise’s distinguished team member awards – individuals who remained grounded by our mission to champion quality of life for all seniors and tapped into their serving hearts more than ever.   

This year, a total of 46 team members received one of three awards: Joy in Service, Nightingale, or Sunrise Memory Care Leader. Read on for information about each of the awards, and take a look at our Facebook page to see a photo album of some of the winners.

Joy in Service Award

  • Recipients were nominated by their supervisor for championing Sunrise’s Principals of Service.: Preserving Dignity, Nurturing the Spirit, Celebrating Individuality, Enabling Freedom of Choice, Encouraging Independence and Involving Family and Friends.

2020 Joy in Service Award Recipients

  • Amadou Diallo, Sunrise at River Road, AZ
  • Anthony Amores, Sunrise of West Babylon, NY
  • Cynthia Page, Sunrise at Montgomery Village, MD
  • Estrellita Garcia, Sunrise of Lynn Valley, BC, Canada
  • Jackie Dominguez, Community Support Office, VA
  • Jean Delva, Brighton Gardens of Middletown, NJ
  • Mark Hunter, Sunrise of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
  • ​​​Robert Kapitan, Sunrise of Dollard des Ormeaux, QC, Canada
  • Andrew Sheppard, Regional Team Member, West Region
  • ​​​​Anthony Sumampouw​​​​​​​, Sunrise of La Palma, CA
  • Elaine Capistrano, Sunrise of Walnut Creek, CA
  • ​​​​​​​Fatiha Lehkim, Sunrise of Huntcliff Summit, GA
  • James Thomson, Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL
  • Joseph Wright, Sunrise of Cary, NC
  • Michael Pogue, Sunrise of Chesterfield, MO
  • Robin Frissora, Sunrise of Gahanna, OH
  • Victoria Nicolaisen, Regional Team Member, East Region
  • Ann Flynn​​​​​​​, Sunrise of Abington, PA
  • Becky Smith, Sunrise of Plano, TX
  • Ellen Hall, Brighton Gardens of Tampa, FL
  • Isaac Appiah, The Jefferson, VA
  • Jana Rakoci-Vena, Sunrise of Willowbrook, IL
  • Lusia Tyrell, Sunrise Villa San Jose, CA
  • Stasia Maziarz, Sunrise of Wayland, MA

Sunrise Nightingale Award

  • The Sunrise Nightingale Award recognizes excellence in nursing and is based on characteristics exhibited by Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

2020 Sunrise Nightingale Award Recipients

  • Ami Mehta, Sunrise of Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Elaine Daniels, Stratford Court of Boca Pointe, FL
  • Kathy Dunbar, Sunrise of Bloomfield, MI
  • Rahel Worku, Sunrise of Springfield, VA
  • Anu Osilesi, Sunrise of Bethesda, MD
  • Jennifer Gillen, Sunrise of Smithtown, NY
  • Kathy Rutledge, Sunrise of Flossmoor, IL
  • Tammy Felver, Regional Team Member, East Region
  • Baindu Mansaray-Smith, Sunrise at Montgomery Village, MD
  • Joana Ramos, Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ
  • Neha Patel, Sunrise Villa Bradford, CA

Memory Care Leader Award

  • This award is given to memory care leaders who provide extraordinary quality of life for our reminiscence residents.

2020 Memory Care Leader Award Recipients

  • Barbara Rago, Sunrise of Marlboro, NJ
  • Ida Eyongetah, Sunrise of Silver Spring, MD
  • Mary Vouloukos, Sunrise of East Meadow, NY
  • Charlene Padilla, Sunrise of Sandy, UT
  • Jastine Bautista, Sunrise Villa San Jose, CA
  • Maureen Charlton, Sunrise at Silas Burke House, VA
  • Zatania Bonner, Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit II, GA
  • Faith Vaughn, Sunrise of Scottsdale, AZ
  • Lisa Colburn, Sunrise of Cinco Ranch, TX
  • Nicole Branco, Sunrise at Parma, OH

Thank you to all of our Sunrise team members for championing quality of life for seniors every day. Heroes Wear Orange!