Brighton Gardens of Middletown

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Middletown Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Brighton Gardens of Middletown, NJ.

MIchelle team member profile

Michelle Ionno  

Assisted Living Coordinator 

“I have worked for Sunrise since 2012. I started out at Sunrise as a Reminiscence designated care manager, which led me to the role of lead care manager in assisted living. I also had the opportunity to serve as a medication care manager. Wanting to further my experience within Sunrise, I accepted a stretch assignment in Middletown as the Assisted Living Coordinator, where I am grateful to have remained.   

There are so many rewarding parts to my position here at Brighton Gardens. First and foremost, I work with a team of people whom I consider to be my family. Together, we are able to provide our residents with a home away from home where they will be loved and cared for as if they were our own parents or grandparents. We are also able to provide families with peace of mind and resources to ensure a smooth transition to Brighton Gardens. 

The best part about working at Brighton Gardens of Middletown is being able to interact with families and residents on both a professional and social level. Joining together to celebrate with families and residents provides us the opportunity to come together, celebrate life and create memories.”

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Angela Henri-Mundle 

Lead Care Manager Medication Care Manager

“I have worked for Sunrise since 2000. Prior to working for Sunrise, I helped seniors in other capacities. 

My favorite part of my job is interacting with my residents and their family and friends. I care for our Alzheimer’s and dementia residents with great love, passion and joy. Giving our residents the respect that they need and deserve brings me happiness and fulfillment. 

The best part of my job is the joy in service that I feel when I care for my residents. This is not just a job; this is my life. I give my all each and every day and embrace Sunrise’s mission to champion quality of life for all seniors.”

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Terry Walby 

Life Enrichment Manager 

“I have been with Sunrise since 2009. Prior to working for Sunrise, I worked in preschools and ran a youth group. My prior experience taught me the art of patience and how to explain things more clearly and concisely. These skills help me in my day-to-day interactions with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. 

My favorite part of my job is working closely with the residents and building meaningful relationships with each Reminiscence resident. Although the residents’ memories are not perfectly clear, I enjoy joining their journey. By listening to stories from their past and dreams for their future, I am able to provide our residents with meaningful days.”

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Royl Taylor 

Dining Room Supervisor

“I joined the Sunrise team in 2013. I worked at the same capacity at my other job for more than eight years. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our residents. Each resident has a unique way about them, and it is worthwhile to learn each resident’s individual story.  

The best part about working at Sunrise is working with my fellow team members. My team is my second family and our bond grows each day. Working with a team that has the same mission (to provide our residents with a carefree dining experience) makes the process fun and worthwhile.”

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Joan Mustilli

Lead Concierge 

“I have been a member of the Brighton Gardens of Middletown team since 1998. Working with people and caring for them fulfills me. Prior to Sunrise, I worked as the office manager for a pain management doctor. This job helped me develop the skills that I use every day at Sunrise.

I love to make the residents smile each day. I like to make sure they have their independence, dignity, and feel loved and needed every day. I enjoy seeing the friendships that form between the residents (and sometimes a romance or a rekindled love from long ago). It is heartwarming when a married couple moves into Brighton Gardens; their love and devotion for each other is a beautiful thing to see. 

The best part of working for Sunrise is being part of a professional and caring team. Every day our team goes above and beyond for our residents and their fellow team members.”

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