Sunrise at Fountain Square

Meet the Sunrise at Fountain Square Team

Welcome to Fountain Square! Let us introduce you to some of the serving hearts who care for our residents. Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to meeting you soon.


BridgetO'Connor.ED_FountainSquareBridget O'Connor -Team Member since 2015

Executive Director

"What I value most about Sunrise is the commitment from the team members—from the care managers to the management team—to provide the highest quality of life for our residents while preserving their dignity and respecting their unique individuality. Our Principles of Service at Sunrise are not just words that hang in a frame on a wall, but they are the very foundation of everything we do—and have been since Paul and Terry Klaassen founded Sunrise over 33 years ago. I am humbled by the great responsibility of caring for our Sunrise residents, team members, family, and friends and I work to honor that responsibility each day."


TwishaTwisha Desai - Team Member Since 2007

Reminiscence Coordinator 

"I have enjoyed providing care to seniors for 12 years and counting. I started my journey by volunteering at Sunrise of Schaumburg over 13 years ago and was hired as a care manager shortly after, I then got promoted to a Lead care manager on the Reminiscence Neighborhood where I enjoyed helping residents with memory loss as well as their families. I joined the Fountain Square community in May 2018 and was pleasantly surprised by the warm hugs provided by not just the team but residents as well on my first week of work!

My passion lies in working with seniors experiencing memory loss and improving their quality of life.  I am proud to be associated with the Sunrise Community for over a decade, and their mission of “Championing the quality of life for all seniors”. In my free time I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, trying new food cuisines and spending time with my family and friends." 


LizElizabeth Brown - Team Member Since 2018

Assisted Living Coordinator 

"I have enjoyed serving seniors for over 7 years starting when I volunteered at my local nursing home. I have a passion for caring for our residents and their loved ones. I love getting know our residents and their stories. I’m proud to work for Sunrise because they truly believe in their mission and core values. We are prepared to care for our residents."


SamarSamar Wahid - Team Member Since 2009

Assisted Living Lead Care Manager 

"I am Samar, a mother of two children, and I have been working for Sunrise for over 10 years. I love my job, and look forward to growing and developing even more at Sunrise. It's a joy to build relationships with residents and team members. Sunrise is my second home because of my residents and my team; they are a blessing to me!



RubinaRubina Malik - Team Member Since 2006

Reminiscence Care Manager 

"I have worked as a Care Manager at Sunrise for 13 years. It is a beautiful experience as the residents have amazing life histories and I like to bring them joy and make them smile. My daily mission is to provide the best comfort, respect and care to our beloved residents. My favorite activity to lead is the morning exercise circle and I like to bring the residents to the garden to pick flowers and smell the fresh herbs.  Helping our residents and going the extra mile is rewarding."


Chikita Garmon

Chikita Garmon—Team Member Since 2013

Terrace Club Coordinator

“I have enjoyed serving in healthcare for the past 20 years. My passion involves caring for seniors and their loved ones. I am proud to work for Sunrise and value our mission and effort in maintaining individuality. I love seeing our residents engaged and living with purpose every single day! I consider myself blessed for the time I get to spend at Sunrise.”



Kathy BencoKathy Benco—Team Member Since 2016

Resident Care Director

“My background consists of surgical intensive care, oncology, home health, and administration—with more than 20 years of healthcare experience. I am passionate about our senior population, and enjoys listening to our residents’ experiences and history.

In my free time, I enjoy charity work, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family.”


Sunrise at Fountain Square Team Member MeganMegan Conrad—Team Member Since 2011

Director of Sales

“I love meeting with new families and their loved ones and helping them every step of the way. I’m grateful I get to continue that relationship with them once they move in and join our Sunrise family.

We truly are family—caring for each other on a daily basis. I really appreciate Sunrise’s truly individualized approach to care and that we take such pride in not only preserving our residents’ dignity but in celebrating their unique spirit!”


Sunrise at Fountain Square Team Member ToniToni Eleuteri—Team Member Since 2012

Director of Sales

“My favorite part of working at Sunrise is getting to interact with our residents. Each resident is so unique, with really incredible stories that I love to listen to. It is inspiring to see our residents being treated with respect and dignity, and their uniqueness celebrated every single day. Being able to bring Sunrise to more families, whether it is an immediate need or just educating for the future, is definitely a privilege I don’t take for granted."


Gaspar Marcelo & Yalem Woldu | Housekeepers

Gaspar Marcelo & Yalem Woldu—Team Members Since 2011 and 2012

Housekeepers

“I’ve been working at our community since 2011 as a housekeeper, and the residents fondly call me the ‘Balloon Man’ because I love to decorate my housekeeping cart with balloons for some laughs. My team and I share a deep sense of service to our residents. I believe that when you serve other people, you are serving the Lord Almighty. Beyond my day to day tasks, I also enjoy sharing my natural talents, such as guitar playing and singing, with our residents.” – Gaspar

“I came to Sunrise in 2012 and I just want to say it’s the best job I have ever had. There are unlimited reasons why I believe Sunrise is an amazing place, but the residents are the number one reason why I love my job so much. When I came to the United States from Ethiopia, I had to leave my mom, dad, and siblings behind so my kids could have a better life. With that being said, the residents here give me so much love and wisdom I will forever treasure in my heart.” – Yalem


Linda Miller team member profileLinda Miller –Team Member Since 2009

Business Office Coordinator

Linda began her career with Sunrise as a concierge in 2009. She quickly moved up the Sunrise ladder to her current position as the Business Office Coordinator. 

On a daily basis, Linda assists our residents and their families with any billing questions and is always willing to lend a listening ear. She enjoys the friendly resident visitors she receives throughout the day, and is known amongst the residents as a very supportive and compassionate person. 

When she’s not at Sunrise, Linda spends her time with her family, including her three dogs: Bae, Leesi and Talia. She also is learning to play the cello. 

community dog - big fuzzBig Fuzz –Team Member since 2017

Community Dog

Meet Fuzz, our Sunrise at Fountain Square community dog. Fuzz joined our Sunrise Family on Halloween in his Superman cape from Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary. He immediately stole our hearts! He has been bringing joy to our residents, team members, families, and guests ever since. Fuzz enjoys belly rubs, chasing his squirrel friends in the courtyard, listening to the residents participate in SingFit, walks, and greeting everyone that walks through the door. He won’t pass up a treat either! It is so wonderful to see how much joy Fuzz brings to so many people, and we welcome you to come in and experience his sweetness, too!


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