Brighton Gardens of Westlake

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Westlake Team

We are thrilled to introduce you to some of the members of our excellent team who make our community a wonderful place to live. 


Russel Elmore

Russell Elmore

Executive Director

"I have worked with Assisted Living residents since 2004 and have held various positions such as Regulatory Surveyor, Regional Director of Operations, Nursing Home Administrator, and Executive Director. Interacting with residents on a daily basis is by far the most rewarding job I have ever had because they are amazing individuals with fascinating stories that touch your life every day. I am proud to have dedicated my career to serving seniors and their families, and am committed to the Sunrise mission—to champion quality of life or all seniors.

In my spare time, I love volunteering for other organizations, sports (especially golf), and spending time with my family.”


jessica wood westlakeJessica Wood

Director of Sales

“I graduated from Kent State University in 2011, with a bachelor of science in Integrated Health Studies, and have worked in healthcare over 10 years. Having worked in hospitals, physician offices and skilled nursing facilities, I found my greatest passion is being able to work with the senior population and their families.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, cooking and staying active. I feel so fortunate to be part of the Sunrise team!”


Brighton Gardens of Westlake OH Carol McCarthy

Carol McCarthy

Assisted Living Coordinator

Carol began her career here at Brighton Gardens of Westlake in 2001 as a care manager in our Reminiscence Neighborhood. During the course of her years here, she has taken on different roles throughout our community, and was delighted to take on the position of Assisted Living Coordinator in 2006. 



nancy dewaney

Nancy Devaney

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I have an amazing job here at Brighton Gardens of Westlake. My role as the Reminiscence Coordinator has the best of both worlds: I get to meet residents and families and help them with the transition to a new place, and I get to ensure we have a great team of care managers to provide the best possible care for our residents. 

I think of residents, families and team members as my family. Sunrise has been my home for nearly 15 years and I love my job and believe in our company.”


Brighton Gardens of Westlake OH William Malone

William Malone

Dining Services Coordinator 

William Malone says he feels the dining experience is a very important part of each resident’s day – a time for residents to enjoy good, nutritious food in the company of friends. He enjoys the opportunity to serve and spend time with each resident on a personal level. 

“Sunrise is a great company to work for with strong core values - a company that stands by its mission,” William said. 




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