Sunrise at Montgomery Village

Meet the Montgomery Village Team

Meet some of our experienced team members here at Sunrise at Montgomery Village, MD.

Avis Lee team member profileAvis Lee

Executive Director 

“I have been with Sunrise of Rockville since it opened almost 20 years ago.  I have held many different positions, including care manager and Reminiscence Coordinator. I enjoy making sure our residents receive quality care and working with the residents, families and team members.

In my spare time, I enjoy being around water and swimming.”

Priyanka Tyagi-LazartePriyanka Tyagi-Lazarte

Associate Executive Director

"I have been a part of the Sunrise team for 10 months! I’ve worked in the Aging Services Industry for a total of 15 years, starting off as a volunteer at a Skilled Nursing Facility while I was in high school.

My favorite part of the job is being a support system for our older adults, their families and our team members. I love being a voice and an advocate for our elders as they navigate this new stage in their lives.

The best part of working at Sunrise is knowing that I work for an organization whose values are in line with my own. The people who make up Sunrise are here because they have compassion and respect for aging adults they care for. I am proud to wear Sunrise Orange!

In my spare time, I love to grill and spend time outdoors with my family, friends and dog!"

brittney havensteinBrittney Havenstein

Director of Sales

"I started my career in senior living in 2008 as a care giver in a memory care community. After being a care giver for a couple of years, I then transitioned to an activities assistant position, which brought me to my role in sales. I love meeting with families and being a resource for them as they search for the perfect community for themselves or a loved one. It brings me so much joy when a family I helped comes back to me and says, 'I wish I had done this sooner.'

In my spare time, I love going to the beach in the summer and spending time with my husband, son and two bulldogs.

Baindu Mansaray-SmithBaindu Mansaray-Smith

Resident Care Director

"My name is Baindu Mansaray-Smith and I am the Resident Care Director here at Sunrise at Montgomery Village.

I have been with Sunrise now for ten months. Prior to joining the team at Sunrise, I worked as a Registered Nurse in different roles for 15 years.

My favorite part of my job is engaging our residents and being a part of a team who focus is providing excellent care for our residents.

The best part of my experience working at Sunrise is the teamwork; no matter how things get hard, we are in it together. The team respects and supports each individuals’ contribution.

In my spare time, I love to be with my family, cook, and listen to music."

Jose Paredes | Dining Service Coordinator

Jose Paredes

Dining Service Coordinator

"I have worked for Sunrise at Montgomery Village since 1999. I love working closely with the residents and making a difference in the quality of their lives.  A positive dining experience is key to that quality! 

In my spare time, I am a husband, father and grandfather and love to watch soccer games and work on my yard with my daughters and grandchildren."

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