Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody Team

Meet the members of our team here at Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, Georgia. 

hunter keithKeith Hunter

Executive Director

"I have been with Sunrise since August of 2016. With a M.B.A in Human Resources and 15 years of healthcare experience, it brings me pleasure to be able to utilize my experience to brighten the day of my residents and Team Members. Prior to Sunrise, I worked with Traumatic Brain Injured patients for several years as their Program Manager.

My favorite part of the job is interacting with the residents to champion their quality of life through person-centered interactions. The best part of working at Sunrise is having the ability to have fun with the residents and doing activities such as karaoke and trivia. 

In my spare time, I enjoy doing yoga, archery and taking spontaneous trips."


Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody Team Member Lauren SagaasLauren Sagaas

Director of Sales

Lauren joined the team at Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody in October of 2014 as the Director of Sales. 

“A large part of my job is getting to know each new resident and helping them, along with their families, become a part of our community. My favorite Sunrise Principle of Service is Celebrating Individuality. Each and every senior has an amazing story to share.”


marcia heltonMarcia Helton

Resident Care Director

Marcia joined Sunrise in 2009. She has been a nurse since 1982 and has dedicated her entire nursing career to serving seniors. She holds a nursing specialty in assisted living and spent 20+ years of her career in skilled nursing facilities before moving into the assisted living field in 2006. 

Marcia’s favorite Principle of Service is Involving Friends and Family.According to Marcia, if one is surrounded by a strong support system, healthcare decisions can be made without as much stress.


mary elizabeth gaspardMary Elizabeth Gaspard

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I joined Sunrise back in 2017, but I have been working in the healthcare industry for 20 years and have a Degree in Business Management. 

It gives me great joy everyday knowing that I am providing the needs of my residents. I have a serving heart and perform my job duties with purpose. I am a firm believer that in order for a Leader to lead a team to success, you must lead by example.”


samantha branchSamara Branch

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"My career with Sunrise began in 2002. I first started as a Dining Room Hostess and eventually worked my way up to my current position as the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator. 

I enjoy coming to work every day and engaging with each one of the residents in activities. I proudly wear many hats in the community. My favorite part about my job is interacting with the residents, their families and, my fellow team members. I love building special bonds and learning so much about our residents' pasts. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my three children."

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