Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village Team


lanissa hillLanissa Hill

Associate Executive Director

"I have worked at sunrise for 13 years. I started out as a Designated Care Manager in Healthcare, became a Med Care Manager, a Restorative Aid, Staffing Coordinator and Assisted Living Coordinator before becoming an Associate Executive Director.

My favorite part of my job is being able to care for the residents and take care of family concerns to make sure my residents have the best day every day. I also enjoy providing hands on care as well.

The best part of working at Sunrise is the home like environment of our community. The residents and team members feel at home here. I also enjoy being able to make sure the team is successful and provided all the tools they need. Sunrise is a company that goes above and beyond for all team members.

In my spare time, I spend time with my 3 children and family. We like to go out to eat, swim, and exercise!"


Prairie Village Erin Burke

Erin Burke

Director of Sales

"I started with Sunrise Senior Living in March 2008 in another building in the area and have been at Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village since July 2014.

My favorite part of my job is that I enjoy listening to families of future residents and being able to help solve their care needs with empathy and kindness. Helping families and seniors is truly important to me and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way!

The best part of working at Sunrise is the home-like environment that we provide for those who live here, working with a team that cares about the residents and their families, and our pet friendly policy. It really feels good to be able to have our furry friends in the community each day and it brings a lot of relief to those moving in that they can bring their beloved pet!

I enjoy reading, writing, singing, dining out, listening to live music in a variety of venues, and spending time with my family and friends. I have two grown children and one cat!"


Lucinda IrvingLucinda Irving

Director of Sales

"I started with Sunrise in 2018 and have been working in the senior living industry for 12 years.

My favorite part of my job, and the reason why I love working at Sunrise, is the fact that I get to help families take care of their loved ones.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family & friends and i also love to travel!


Jill MorrisonJill Morrison

Resident Care Director

"I have been at Sunrise since 2017 and have been in the senior living industry for 16 years. My prior experience includes being an ICU, PACU, RN Supervisor, Director of Medical Records and Clinical Liaison for skilled nursing.

My favorite part of working at Sunrise is that I truly enjoy getting to know the residents and helping with team member appreciation programs.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, riding motorcycles, and making crafts and wreaths for craft shows!"


Brooke NicklesBrooke Nickles, RN

Director of Nursing Services

"I started working for Sunrise in February 2019. I have 20 years of nursing experience with 10 years in management, and my nursing experience ranges from skilled nursing to hospice care.

My favorite part of my job is getting to interact with the amazing residents and staff.

The best part of working at Sunrise is being a part of a great team that is so focused on healthcare. I feel so privileged to work with the such a great team. Everyone pitches in to make sure that all residents are satisfied and taken care of.

In my spare time, I have 3 children who I enjoy spending time with. I have two daughters and one son who give me the greatest title. They keep me busy from college to sporting activities.


Lauren SeuraLauren Seura

Assistant Director of Nursing Services

"I have worked at Sunrise since April 2019. Prior to that, I worked at Serenity Care Hospice, OMC Med-Surg, Healthcare Resort of Leawood. I have been in nursing since 2013, and I became a Registered Nurse in the spring of 2018!

My favorite part of my job is getting to interact everyday with our wonderful residents, as well as enjoying Lisa's jokes!

The best part of working at Sunrise is being a part of a team that truly embodies the idea of teamwork and generosity.

In my spare time, I enjoy spend time with my 4 year old son and bowling!"


Prairie Village Sally Stuart

Sally Stuart

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I have been with Brighton Gardens since 1999, when the building was first opened. I have a bachelor’s degree in education and a degree in recreational therapy and have been in this field for almost 40 years.

I love getting to know our residents and hearing their stories. I love that every day is a bit different and usually great fun. I don’t mind getting my morning kisses and hugs either!

Sunrise is a very good company with great benefits. It is a company whose values align with my own. I consider this building my home, and take personal pride in its success.

When I have a break, I love to travel, garden, swim, take photographs and read.”


Chakena JohnsonChakena Johnson

Sunflower Village Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise for 11 years. I started as a Care Manager Assistant, then moved to Lead Care Manager, Restorative Aid, Reminiscence Supervisor, and now Reminiscence Coordinator.

My favorite part of my job is engaging with residents and families. Whether it is being involved in the programming and family nights to activities – all the fun stuff!

The best part of working at Sunrise is the Sunrise culture. The community truly feels like home and there are so many opportunities for growth.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends - I am a new Grandma this year!"


Marvin NewbillMarvin Newbill

Dining Services Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since August of this year and have been in dining services and catering since 1990.

My favorite part of my job, and why I love working at Sunrise, is that I get to work with a great team and I especially love listening to the needs of the residents to help make their experience in the dining room awesome every day!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising and working out."


Margaret RitterMargaret Ritter

Resident Assessment Coordinator

"I have been working at Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village for 6 years. I have over 50 years of experience in nursing working in many capacities—I started my nursing career working in the first Surgical Care Unit at the University of Missouri and then moved on to a small community nursing home in Cameron, Mo. I have spent the last 30 plus years working in the skilled care setting in many capacities from charge nurse, to unit manager, Director of Nursing and MDS coordinator.

My favorite part of my job is getting the opportunity to interact with our guests and their families.

What I like best about working for Sunrise is the relationships I’ve formed with co-workers and opportunities for further training related to my job.

In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, biking, gardening, reading and spending time with my family."


LaQuecia ParkerLa’Quecia Parker

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise for 5 years now and have enjoyed my time here helping our residents.

My favorite part of my job is putting my residents and families at ease by ensuring they are getting the best quality care possible. Also, forming relationships with my residents and their loved ones.

The best part of working at Sunrise is that all coordinators and our front line team members follow and believe in the Mission that was put in place by the founders of the company: "To Champion quality of life for all seniors."

In my spare time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, spending time with family and friends and binge watching Grey's Anatomy."


Meloney MinorMeloney Minor

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I have worked for Sunrise for 3 years. I worked as a CNA, CMA, and now as a coordinator!

My favorite part of my job is knowing that I have made a difference in a residents life.

The best part of working at Sunrise is that I am able to have a more personal relationship with Team Members, residents, and families.

In my spare time, I cook, bake and watch sports. Go Chiefs!"


Carol GayCarol Gay

Controller

"I have worked at Sunrise for 9 years and truly love the work that I do.

My favorite part of my role and working at Sunrise is the relationships I build with residents, families, and the team members.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, doing yard work and taking care of my many plants."


JaLisa GreenJaLisa Green

Social Services Coordinator

"I have worked at Sunrise for 2 years. I started as Move-In Coordinator and received a promotion to the Social Service Coordinator position.

My favorite part of my role is assisting residents with services they need to thrive in the community after skilled services. I also enjoy getting to know the residents and their families.

The best part of working at Sunrise is working with a team that is committed and dependable. Also Sunrise pushes for team members to excel!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, teaching dance, mentoring young ladies, shopping and traveling."


Mike BrownMike Brown

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have worked for Sunrise for 2 1/2 years and have 35 years of experience in the maintenance industry. Before coming to Sunrise I was a Regional Maintenance Manager and a Director of Facilities Journeyman Carpenter.

My favorite part of my job is the variety of work that I get to do around the community in order to ensure our residents and team members have everything they need to make our community feel like home.

The best part of working at Sunrise is that I am able to interact with the residents and see their smiles.

In my spare time, I enjoy competitive softball, bowling and fishing."


LewisLewis

Community Pet

"Hi! My name is Lewis. I am the house cat for Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village. I have lived here a long time! I came here with my original owner in 2009, who lived in our Reminiscence Neighborhood. After several years, my owner became very ill, so the family asked if Brighton Gardens would like to take over my care and let me stay here – in the home I had known for quite some time. My birthday is March 1, 2004. I became the house cat in 2011. I love to be loved, petted and sleep on residents warm beds. I make many people happy as they see me going up and down the Reminiscence hallways. The Employees love it that I like to go outdoors daily to hunt and do my business. I am very happy, independent and like to take naps where it is warm."


PeachesPeaches

Community Pet

"Hi! My name is Peaches. I am the house dog for Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village. I have been employed at Brighton Gardens since August 2, 2011. At the time I was adopted, I was a very sad, hurt and abused dog. Since I am a rescue, no one is sure of my age, but the vet gave me the birth date of June 22, 2005. That makes me over 14 years old! I just love my life at Brighton Gardens. I know that I am loved and well cared for. I get a morning walk, fed twice a day and constantly loved. In return, I give love unconditionally to anyone I see. The best part of my job is the constant need to give and receive love. In my spare time, I enjoy chasing rabbits (yes, I can still run, but if I do, I don’t move well the next day!) sleeping and arranging my “babies,” which are the stuffed animals and toys that I have accumulated over the years."

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