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.

Fair Oaks- Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner 

Executive Director

“I have worked at Sunrise for three years, two as a healthcare administrator at The Fairfax and the past year as the Executive Director at Sunrise at Fair Oaks. I get the most satisfaction when I improve the quality of life for our residents and their families. 

I also enjoy maintaining a healthy work environment for our team members. At Sunrise, there is true alignment of mission, vision and values throughout the entire organization.  It’s comforting to know that our care managers and our CEO share the same philosophy.  

When not at work, I spend time close to the water with my wife, my two teenage daughters and our Labradoodle, Maggie.”

Fair Oaks- Valerie Parker

Valerie Parker

Director of Sales and Marketing

“After a long career in real estate and title insurance, I made the leap to Sunrise Senior Living almost 10 years ago years ago as the Director of Sales for Sunrise at Fair Oaks.  My passion for seniors and helping families with the transition to assisted living has been the perfect fit professionally and personally.  I value my role as a mentor and job coach for newly hired Directors of Sales.”

Fair Oaks- Kym Kennedy

Kym Kennedy

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I have spent 15 years with Sunrise at Fair Oaks. Prior to joining the team here, I worked for Bay County Behavioral Health. 

At Sunrise, I learn something new each day. We are encouraged to grow within the company.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.”

Joy QuJoy Qu

Resident Care Director

"I have 20+ years of experiences in health care. I received my MD degree from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in 1996 and I graduated from Marymount University nursing school in 2004.  I have extensive knowledge in Geriatrics, emergency care, wound care, home health and hospice,  winner of Champion of Quality Care Award in 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two cats Alpha and Beta."

Paul Henry  Paul Henry

Dining Services Coordinator

“I am originally from the United Kingdom where I started work in the Food and Beverage industry. While working in London, I attended London Westminster Catering College.
Following a move the US, I worked in Washington DC at the Library of Congress as Dining Services Director.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming, watching (real) football, and am looking forward to the World Cup this summer."

fair Oaks- Kerri SmithKerri Smith 

Business Office Coordinator

“My favorite part of my job is seeing residents, families and team members in a home environment as part of a big, happy, extended family. Every day, each of the Sunrise Core Values is in play. It is truly a pleasure serving everyone here!

In my spare time, I enjoy museums, movies, reading, playing softball, playing with my furry kids (dogs and cats), attending Washington Nationals games, shopping and gardening.”

Fair Oaks- Lisa McGary

Lisa McGary

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I have spent 10 years as a team member at Sunrise Senior Living. Before that, I was in the food service industry for 14 years.  

The best part of being an activity coordinator is getting to ‘play’ with 107 of my best friends.  It is such an honor and privilege to be part of our residents’ lives. 

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing and playing with my grandchildren.”

Vanessa CarterVanessa Carter

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Since 2001, I have worked for Sunrise at Fair Oaks. I started out as a Care Manager and worked my way up to Reminiscence Coordinator. I can often be seen visiting with residents and families as I lead my tenured team of Care Managers.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family including my young granddaughter." 

Fair-Oaks Quan Huynh

Quan Huynh

Maintenance & Housekeeping Coordinator

“My favorite part of my role as the Maintenance and Housekeeping Coordinator here at Sunrise at Fair Oaks is working with seniors. I appreciate and believe in the Sunrise culture.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy working on cars and spending quality time with my family.

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