Brighton Gardens of Northville

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Northville Team

Since 1998, Brighton Gardens of Northville, MI, has continued the more than 30 year tradition of providing the highest quality resident-centered care. Backed by the experience of our Brighton Gardens leadership team, residents of our larger community enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a place they are proud to call home!

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Mazie Pilut-Garbarz

Director of Operations

Mazie came to Sunrise in 2007 with more than 20 years of health care administration experience. As Executive Director, Mazie has demonstrated her skills in both Operations and Care Management by overseeing the active days here at Brighton Gardens. With more than 100 residents, their families and friends, she has proven to be a problem solver and a compassionate listener to those in need.

Mazie is the mother of four active, sports-minded children. In her free time, she coaches sports and attends many games. Mazie received her degree from Madonna University where she was awarded a scholarship in volleyball.

Patricia Deleeuw | Director of Sales

Patricia DeLeeuw

Director of Sales

Patty began her career with Brighton Gardens of Northville in 2003 as a concierge. She fell in love with the senior care industry and realized she had found her calling. Sunrise quickly promoted Patty to a sales position. Patty is the usually the first contact families have with Brighton Gardens. Her sincere desire to help these families is evident. Patty’s compassion and empathy makes new faces comfortable immediately. She is very proud of Brighton Gardens and all it has to offer in Assisted Living.

Also, Patty is eager to share that she chose Brighton Gardens as a home for her own mother. Patty has degrees in communications and psychology. Prior to Sunrise, she worked in the advertising industry.

Michael Samulak | Business Officer Manager

Michael Samulak

Business Office Manager

Mike joined Brighton Gardens of Northville in 1998 before the building was even built. He was a member of the team that opened this community. Among Mike’s responsibilities, he ensures the business side of our community operates efficiently and smoothly. However, he brings so much more to the table. His love of seniors is evident with every exchange he has with our residents. His door is always open.

Mike’s education is in health care management, but he spent years in the automotive and marketing fields. His interest and love for seniors brought him to Brighton Gardens and he has never regretted that decision. Mike has five children and 10 grandchildren and tries to get a round of golf in whenever he can.

Maria Bumbuts | Reminiscence Coordinator

Maria Bumbuts

Reminiscence Coordinator

Maria joined the Brighton Gardens of Northville team in 2004. As a Care Manager, she consistently exhibited her devotion to our residents. She soon became a Lead Care Manager and helped other team members appreciate the importance of this position. Within time, Maria was promoted to her current position of Reminiscence Coordinator. Her neighborhood is a nurturing, stimulating environment for our residents with memory loss. They experience the joy of living every day with activities such as gardening, music therapy, exercising and outings.

Maria played professional volleyball in her native homeland of Romania. She is the mother of two adult sons, who live in Romania today.

Sarah Gonzalez | Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Gonzalez

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah joined our Brighton Gardens of Northville team in 2005. She has held four positions during her time at Brighton Gardens, beginning her career as a Care Manager.  She then became a Medication Tech, and subsequently spent time in our marketing group before accepting her current position as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator.  Sarah spends her days planning activities that our residents truly enjoy.  Art classes, exercise groups and music appreciation classes are just a few of our in-house activities.  Museum visits, boat rides and trips to the movie theater are some of our outside activities. Sarah is committed to enriching our residents’ lives. 

Sarah earned her degree health care administration.

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Erin Bloch

Assisted Living Coordinator

Erin began her journey with Sunrise in March of 2014 as a care manager. In this role, she learned of her true passion for providing quality care for seniors. Soon after starting, Erin was promoted to Assisted Living Coordinator. Her nurturing and sensitive approach make her perfect for a career at Sunrise. Coming from a large family, Erin prides herself on creating an atmosphere similar to her own home.

Erin and her husband are the parents of an energetic young son who loves to come to Brighton Gardens of Northville to spend time with our residents as well.

Brighton Gardens of Northville Team Member ChevonChevon Saftern 

Resident Care Director 

Chevon has been a nurse since 2009 and has worked in both pediatrics and geriatrics, allowing her to understand the healthcare of both very young and senior populations. Since 2013, Chevon has focused on neurological and rehabilitation nursing. 

In 2016, Chevon completed her MSN at the University of Toledo. She returned to her first passion, long-term care, because she enjoys interacting with residents and their families on a long-term basis. Chevon also loves working as a member of the interdisciplinary team to promote high quality care.

When not at work, Chevon enjoys watching movies and documentaries with her husband and spending time with her dog, Snowflake.

Brighton Gardens of Northville team member John

John Kowalik

Dining Service Coordinator

John began his career with Sunrise of Troy in May of 2008 and was promoted to run the kitchen at Brighton Gardens of Northville in August of 2016.

After attending culinary school, John trained under the Executive Chef at the Detroit Athletic Club. Gaining experience in restaurants and clubs, John sought to further his career somewhere with a more personal touch; he found that at Sunrise. John has made it his mission to give residents and their families a wonderful dining experience, filled with healthy and nutritious meals.

As a father of two boys, John spends his most of his free time with them. He also enjoys hiking and yoga.

Brighton gardens of Northville team member Scott

Scott Morgan

Maintenance Coordinator

Scott served in senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities for more than 15 years prior to joining Sunrise. He joined the Brighton Gardens of Northville team in 2016 as our maintenance coordinator. 

Scott is the father of a grown son. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, and working on cars.

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