Brighton Gardens of Columbia

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Columbia Team

Meet some of the talented team members at Brighton Gardens of Columbia, MD.

Veola Smith team member profile

Veola Smith

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I have worked for Sunrise Senior Living for 11 years. I love putting a smile on residents’ and family members’ faces. When family members see their loved ones getting the best care, their smile means so much to me.

At Sunrise, I love the feeling of home, working with a good team and caring for seniors.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and going shopping.”

Marvin Williams team member profileMarvin Williams

Dining Services Coordinator

“Before rejoining the Sunrise team nearly a year ago, I worked at other assisted living companies and in a hotel. The best part of my job is interacting with the residents. At Sunrise, the family atmosphere truly makes a difference.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my family, read, and go to movies and museums.”

Darlene Morrow team member profileDarlene Morrow

Business Office Coordinator

“I’ve worked at Sunrise for 18 and a half years. I have held many positions, including activities assistant, lead concierge, healthcare admissions assistant, sales associate, accounting assistant and business manager. 

I really enjoy visiting with residents and listening to stories about their lives. I love making our residents smile by planning special events, such as the Summer of Sunrise and our Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony. 

Throughout the years, Sunrise has given me the opportunity to grow and develop my natural talents. I appreciate all the things I have learned from our residents and team members.  I use this knowledge to help team members grow professionally, and I enjoy being a positive mentor for them. 

In my spare time, I am a volunteer member for Fox Company 128th BSB Maryland Army National Guard, FRG (Family Readiness Group).  I also volunteer as the Vice President of the Executive Board of the PTSA at Linganore High School.  I love to travel.  I enjoy various outdoor activities such as skiing, gardening, horseback riding, biking and running.  Most of all, I enjoy experiencing new adventures with my husband, Brian, and our two boys, Carson and Michael.”

Sheila Kiani team member profile

Sheila Kiani

Activity and Volunteer Coordinator

“I’ve been with Brighton Gardens for 17 years.  When I started here, there were a total of 12 residents.  It was very exciting watching the community grow.  Prior to Sunrise, I worked with both teens and children, but I have found my passion to be seniors. 

My favorite part of my job is my daily interactions with the residents and learning from them.  My life has been greatly enriched by getting to know these people who have experienced so much in their lives, both good and bad. 

The best part about working for Sunrise is that I believe in our mission, to champion quality of life for all seniors. 
In my spare time, I enjoy the theatre, street festivals and fairs, wine festivals, live music and volunteering in the community.”

Robert Kioli team member profile

Robert Kioli

Maintenance Coordinator

“I have worked with Sunrise for 13 years. My favorite part of the job is the residents’ smiles and appreciation. Helping them with something as simple as turning the heat on or up makes my day because I know it means a lot to them.

At Sunrise, there is a homelike feel. Interacting with the residents all day takes me back to the days when I was around my grandparents.

My spare time is spent with my family. I have two boys and we love to ride our bikes. When I’m not with the boys, I enjoy going out with my wife for dinner and sharing some good moments.”

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