Sunrise at Mount Vernon

Meet the Sunrise at Mount Vernon Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise at Mount Vernon.

Derrick Mathis team member profile

Derrick J. Mathis Sr.

Executive Director

"I have the best job in the world! Working in this industry has given me the opportunity to positively impact families, residents and my fellow team members. As the Executive Director of this wonderful community, I take pride in making sure our team members are doing their best to meet all of our residents’ needs each and every day. Working in this unique environment provides a fulfilling experience both professionally and personally.

I have been connected with Sunrise Senior Living for more than 16 years, and I truly feel blessed and honored to serve our residents. To me, the Sunrise mission to ‘champion the quality of life for all seniors’ is more than words on the back of our business cards, it is the motto I live by.”


stefanie thompson

Stefa’nie Thompson

Director of Sales

“In my role as Director of Sales, I have the pleasure of being one of the first people families meet when they walk into our community. I love sharing our philosophy of care and demonstrating the quality of life we provide for our residents. Being able to share moments and memories with our residents and their family members is one of the many benefits of working at Sunrise. 

It’s rewarding to come to work for a company that puts the residents first and lives out their mission, to champion the quality of life for all seniors, on a daily basis. Each person has a fascinating story to tell about their past experiences, and I feel so honored to be a part of their journey.”


Bruce Kornegay team member profile

Bruce Kornegay

Business Office Coordinator

“As the Business Office Coordinator at Sunrise at Mt. Vernon, I enjoy serving as a resource for my team members, our community’s family members and, most importantly, our residents. 

During my seven years with Sunrise, I have worked at three communities. At each community, we pulled together as a team to provide quality service to our residents and encourage team spirit within our team members.”



Patty Bragg team member profile

Patty Bragg

Activity Volunteer Coordinator

“Two years ago, I followed my heart right through the front door of Sunrise at Mount Vernon, simply seeking opportunities ‘to give back’ in my community.  I instantly felt I was home.  The warm, welcoming environment, the friendly staff and the beautiful residents I met that day were truly inspirational. I knew I was meant to be here.  

With a degree in education, 30 years out in the business world and a lifetime of joy helping my own parents progress through their aging, I knew I could offer stimulating and purposeful activities to our residents and daily support to our team and family members.  I am inspired every day by the beautiful people who surround me, and I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the Sunrise family.”


Denise Chadwick team member profile

Denise Chadwick

Lead Concierge

“I have been a Sunrise team member for three years. I moved to Virginia from the Philadelphia area to take care of my youngest grandchild. After he started school, I need something to do.  I love every part of my job, especially getting to know the residents and family members.   

Working the front desk is a very rewarding and a challenging position. I enjoy coming to work each day to be with my Mt. Vernon Sunrise family.”




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