Sunrise at Fair Oaks

Meet the Sunrise at Fair Oaks Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise at Fair Oaks, Virginia.

Syvia ChonyaSylvia Chonya

Executive Director

"My passion for working with the Geriatric population has kept me working in this field for over 16 years. It does not feel like a job for me, but rather providing care to an extension of my family.

I’m a registered nurse by training and graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing degree. I also hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, from the George Washington University in DC. I enjoy travelling in my spare time."


Valerie Parker

Director of Sales

Valerie has been in her position at Sunrise at Fair Oaks for 11 years.  Valerie is dedicated to assisting families with their search for assisted living for their seniors.  She enjoys learning about the resident’s history and looking at their old photos.  Valerie states “There is so much history living under our roof, and it is an honor to be here”.  She is also a job coach and mentor for newly hired Director of Sales.  She enjoys spending time with her family and Yorkie, “Baby”.  She loves to relax watch old movies and cooking for friends and family.


Maxine GardMaxine Gard

Associate Director of Sales

"I am the Associate Director of Sales at Sunrise at Fair Oaks. I am originally from South Wales in the UK, and moved to VA in 1995, with my husband Rich.

I worked in Market Research for 16 years, which I enjoyed. In 2016, I decided to return to Assisted Living. Working with the senior population has always been my passion.

I currently live in Warrenton, VA and have three sons, two dogs and enjoy DIY in my spare time."


KerriKerri Smith 

Business Office Coordinator 

Kerri’s favorite part of her job is seeing the residents, families and team members in a home environment as part of a big, happy, extended family.  Kerri enjoys being a part of the Sunrise family and serving the Sunrise principles of Service.  In her spare time she enjoys museums, movies, reading and playing softball.  She loves playing with her fur babies (dogs and cats), Washington Nationals games, shopping and gardening.


KymKym Kennedy  

Assisted Living Coordinator

Kym had been at Sunrise at Fair Oaks since before they opened their doors in 2001.  Prior to joining the Sunrise team, she worked for Bay County Behavioral Health.  Her favorite part of working at Sunrise is that every day she learns something new.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Lisa McGaryLisa McGary

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

"I started my career at Sunrise of Hunter Mill as a family member. My mother was a resident in the Reminiscence neighborhood for 6 years. After my mother passed, I volunteered, bringing craft projects, dancing and storytelling to residents at Hunter Mill. After a very short time, I decided to change careers. I wanted to provide residents and families with the peace of mind I had experienced at Sunrise at Hunter Mill. I wanted families to know that their loved ones were engaged with activities that nurture the mind, body and spirit. Fifteen years later, I am still dancing, storytelling and loving every minute as an Activity and Volunteer Coordinator at Sunrise at Fair Oaks."


Vanessa Carter 

Reminiscence Coordinator

Vanessa has also been with Sunrise at Fair Oaks since 2001, starting out as a care manager and working up to her current position as Reminiscence Coordinator.  She enjoys visiting with residents and families and supporting her tenured team of care managers.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, including her new granddaughter.



QuanQuan Huynh

Maintenance Coordinator

Quan has been with Sunrise for 8 years and takes pride in keeping our Grand Mansion looking like it was built yesterday.  In addition to all the building maintenance he makes himself available to residents every day to fix things in their suites to ensure they are happy and comfortable.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons when he’s not at Sunrise.  He also enjoys driving and working on his cars.


JoyJoy Qu

Resident Care Director

Joy has been with Sunrise for over 4 years.  She was a wound care specialist prior to her RCD position with Sunrise.  Joy brings her clinical knowledge to Sunrise to best serve our residents.  Joy’s favorite part of working at Sunrise is getting to know the residents and their families.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her cats, Alpha Beta and Sigma.  She also enjoys time with her family and friends.  Joy likes to swim and exercise for a healthy lifestyle.


JackJack Ramthun

Dining Services Coordinator

Jack transplanted from Arizona and joined Sunrise 5 years ago as a Dining Services Coordinator.  He holds our mission “To Champion the Quality of Life for All Seniors”, close to his heart and it shows in the quality of food he prepares for his residents.  When he has time, he loves to fish, hike and hunt.



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