Sunrise at West Essex

Meet the Sunrise at West Essex Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our experienced team of serving hearts here at Sunrise at West Essex, NJ.

RJ Clemor 

Executive Director

I began my career with Sunrise in 2005 with the Operations Accounting Team as Senior Regional Business Manager for 11 communities in Northern New Jersey until 2012. 

I returned to Sunrise in 2019 and I am proud to serve and support Sunrise of West Essex in Fairfield, New Jersey as the Executive Director. I have been in the senior living industry for over a decade and my desire to “make a difference” in the world is truly enviable. Professionally, I am Licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and completed the certification program to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I have a keen focus on building relationships, a solid team and concentrating on continuous improvement for a bright future. I am committed to the collaboration between residents and team members at West Essex for a rewarding and meaningful experience for all involved. 

During my spare time, I have a great passion for serving my community with the Mayor’s Office in my hometown. 

Sunrise at West Essex Ellen Lamberson

Ellen Lamberson

Director of Sales

I began my career as Director of Sales at Sunrise of Marlboro, NJ, and worked at three other Sunrise communities before joining the team at Sunrise at West Essex six years ago. My mother is a Sunrise resident and, when asked, my mother will tell you that the philosophy of the company is something in which she strongly believes.

Kelice SylvesterKelice Sylvester

Assisted Living Coordinator

I have worked with Sunrise for 5 years. I started as a concierge in Brighton Garden of Saddle River.  In the fall of 2017 I entered the DCIT program. I later graduated and took on the role of Assisted living Coordinator in West Essex. Interacting with the residents and family members is my favorite part of working for Sunrise. To step away from the office and have a conversation or even to play bingo with the residents truly brings me great joy.

The best part of Sunrise is getting a chance to truly champion the quality of life for Seniors. It’s not easy to hear of a problem with your department or something not being done how it is supposed to. The best part of working here is being able to play a role in solving the issues as they come along. 

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and my church youth group. The greatest gift you can give anyone is your presence, whether its physically , mentally or spiritually so I love to give that awesome gift to my family and youth group. 

AlbanaAlbana Arsllani

Reminiscence Coordinator

I’ve been with Sunrise over 10 years, and have experienced different roles since I started off as a volunteer many years ago. I am so grateful to have grown within the company. 
During my free time I like to cook, and watch sports with family and friends, go JETS!


Nancy NapsoNancy Napso

Resident Care Director, RN

I started working for Sunrise 5 1/2 years ago in our Basking Ridge community. I love working with seniors each day and I appreciate the camaraderie I find within my team at West Essex. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling & boating.

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