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Providing Senior Care For Over 35 Years

We've devoted 35 years to refining our resident-centered care, building the most passionate and skilled teams who get to know our residents, and filling every community with the special touches of home.

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Meet the Team!

Meet some of the extraordinary members of our team here at Bedford Court in Silver Spring, MD.

Bedford Court Team Member JanetJanet Bradley
Executive Director

"I started at Sunrise Senior Living in September of 2000 right here at Bedford Court as the food and beverage director. In 2010, I was promoted to an executive director position and have worked at Montgomery Village, Fox Hill, and The Jefferson for seven years.

I am so happy to be back home at Bedford Court. I love working with our residents and families to help make a difference in their lives, from influencing our dining and recreation programs to hiring the best team members for our community.

I love working at Sunrise because this is a company that truly understands seniors and their needs. Sunrise’s regional support and visionary initiatives put us at the top of the senior living field. Sunrise’s mission to, 'champion quality of life for all seniors' says it all.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband George and Shih Tzu, Dakota. I also love cooking and entertaining, dancing, reading, going to movies, and traveling.  

Elena Benedetti Price
Director of Sales and Marketing
“I have worked at Bedford Court since January 2011. Prior to coming to Bedford Court, for more than 20 years, I worked as a sales/retirement counselor for other continuing care retirement communities.

I love meeting and helping families and customers each and every day. I believe in the idea of senior communities; I have seen firsthand how they have the power to kindle friendships. It is my pleasure to help our customers and families find joy here at Bedford Court!

The best part of working at Bedford Court is the relationships that we have with our residents, families, and team members. For me, it’s not just a job. I am here because I love working with older adults, just as the rest of the team does. It’s a joy to serve them and come to work every day.

When I'm not at Sunrise, I like to spend time with my husband, son, and family. I love to cook! Every Sunday, my Italian heritage comes out and the whole family gets together for dinner—even my dog Nikki, who has to have a meatball. I also love to bake, read, walk the dog, go to the movies, and get together with friends.”

Affrana Dillon
Director of Sales
"I have worked at Sunrise since 2010. I started as a Concierge at Sunrise of Silver Spring and shortly after, I transferred to Bedford Court. A year later, I was promoted to a Sales Associate and was later promoted to Director of Sales and have worked in this role since.

I love that I get to interact and build relationships with the residents and their families whom chose to make Bedford Court their home. I enjoy learning from our residents and listening to their life experiences. The best part about working at Bedford Court is my work family. It makes a big difference to work alongside supportive, compassionate, and genuine people.

Outside of work, I juggle a number of things like trying to keep up with my daughter whom keeps me on my toes, spending time with my family, staying abreast with my education, obsessing over doing house chores, and catching some sun rays whenever the weather permits. I love to travel, work out, read quotes, bake, cook, and listen to reggae and soca music."

Jim Elchynski
Director of Sales
"I have worked at Sunrise since 2011 and have been in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. I enjoy helping families find a healthier solution to their current living conditions. Every day, we come to work to enhance the quality of life for all of our residents at Bedford Court.

I like to spend my free time with my family and watching my daughters play soccer.”

Oladipo Ikuomola
Resident Care Director
"I enjoy meeting and interacting with residents and their families. At Sunrise, we have a professional team that loves working together.

When I’m not at work, I like to go to the beach.”

Yenny Dawson
Assisted Living Coordinator
"I have worked at Sunrise since October 2015 and in the senior living industry since 1992. Throughout my career, I have also worked in various healthcare settings, specializing in operations, management of personnel and staff development, human resources, marketing, customer service, and financial management.

At Bedford Court, I love cultivating positive relationships with everyone I come in contact with—the residents, their families, and my fellow team members. This includes defining expectations, mentoring team members, and motivating my peers to achieve and deliver the highest quality of care and customer service with compassion and purpose. I love being part of an organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents and empowering its team members.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, engaging in Theocratic-educational activities, cooking, event planning, drawing, and sketching.”

Melissa Edmunds
Skilled Nursing Admissions Director
“I have worked as a skilled nursing admissions director since 2010. I enjoy working with residents during times of need; it’s fulfilling to see them go from the hospital to walking out of rehab smiling, looking and feeling like a brand new person. I am proud to work with wonderful team members at Sunrise.

When I’m at home, I like to spend time with my husband, Scott, and my three-year-old, Jack.”

Sterling Wilde
Director of Recreation
"I have been a certified activity director for 11 years and have worked with seniors since 2004.

Planning activities that our residents enjoy and seeing them engaged in those activities is always rewarding. I enjoy being surrounded by coworkers who are passionate about working here!

In my spare time, I like to play the flute, spend time with family, create art, go to church, exercise, and spend time outdoors in parks.”

Elizabeth H. Glazer
Activities & Volunteer Coordinator
"I've been part of the activities profession since 2006 and was trained as an Activity Director Certified with a specialization in memory care through the National Certified Council for Activity Professionals. I have loved applying that experience to my role at Bedford Court.

My typical day has many favorite parts: when I walk around the neighborhoods and receive a smile from Mike or a hug from Annie; a kind word from Elaine; a ‘thank you for everything you do’ from Molly. Bedford Court is unlike any other place I’ve worked—I genuinely enjoy waking up in the morning and going to work!

I also get to share my dog, Bindi, with our residents. Bedford Court believes in the value of pet therapy, so Bindi is here daily! We also have a house cat, Eddie, and 3 aquariums in our building. Bedford Court has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of team members, positively affect the daily lives of our residents, and find fulfillment in my own life.

When not working, my husband and I delight in travelling to visit our families in Virginia and New Jersey, especially our three perfectly precious (and precocious) nieces. We love antiquing, art/crafts shows, and spending time with our friends. We enjoy playing trivia games, bike riding, and going to movies. I’m an avid reader—favoring mysteries, suspense, romance, travel, and biographies. I also love cooking and baking and collecting cookbooks."