Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Mountainside Team

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

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Jerry McDonald

Executive Director

"My name is Jerry McDonald and I am the Executive Director of Brighton Gardens of Mountainside. Although I recently joined the team at Mountainside, I have 21 years of experience in serving seniors. I hold a Nursing Home Administrators license in Texas and New Jersey and have worked in communities with Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing services. I worked with Sunrise in Dallas from Dec. 2005 thru June 2008 as the Executive Director at Sunrise of Hillcrest which is in north Dallas. 

My favorite part of my job is when I can make something happen to bring joy and comfort to a resident and/or family member. I like to be a part of a solution. The best part of working at Sunrise is the friendly and warm environment that they have created that supports their team members in doing their very best each day. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends." 

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Maria Marte 

Medication Care Manager

Maria has been with Brighton Gardens of Mountainside team since 2006.  She loves to make her residents feel safe and happy, and Maria says that the best part of the day is when a resident or another team member smiles back at her.  

Outside of work, Maria spends time with her friends and family and loves to watch movies that make her laugh.


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Marline France

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

Marline joined the Brighton Gardens of Mountainside team in 2008. She says that the reward of seeing the smiles on the residents’ faces is priceless. According to Marline, Sunrise understands that activities are the key to keeping the mind and body challenged and stimulated during the day.

In her spare time, Marline enjoys playing tennis and spending as much time as possible with her loved ones. She also likes music, reading, and learning about history and other cultures. 

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