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.

West Essex Executive Director Patrick Wagner Patrick Wagner

Executive Director 

“Prior to joining the Sunrise team, I worked at a local continuing care retirement community for nearly 10 years.  

I enjoy spending time with our residents and getting involved in a wide variety of responsibilities. Our Sunrise community is small, allowing me to develop relationships with residents easily. At the same time, there is a lot of support in the area because of the number of communities located close by.

I have a son who’s about to turn three and a newborn daughter, so spare time is at a premium right now!  I’m a big New York Mets fan and love to watch baseball on TV, but nothing beats time with family.”

Sunrise at West Essex Ellen Lamberson

Ellen Lamberson

Director of Sales

In March of 2004, Ellen began her 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. Her mother is a Sunrise resident and, when asked, Ellen will tell you that the philosophy of the company is something in which she strongly believes.

Sunrise at West Essex Lynda

Lynda Gaspard-Craan 

Reminiscence Coordinator

Prior to joining West Essex, Lynda worked as a Reminiscence Coordinator at Brighton Gardens of West Orange and as an Interim Executive Director at a home health care agency.  As an Employment Specialist for the county of Essex for more than seven years, she made a career change after obtaining her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in 2008. 

“I am passionate about working with the elderly population,” Lynda said. “I’m driven to succeed in challenging environment and ready and willing to make a difference as the Reminiscence Coordinator.”

Sunrise at West Essex Nancy Kaywork

Nancy Kaywork

Resident Care Director

Nancy joined the team at Sunrise at West Essex in 1999. Since 2000, Nancy has trained new Resident Care Directors at other Sunrise communities. In 2013, Nancy received the Quality Care Award from Sunrise Senior Living.  She enjoys getting to know her residents and improving their quality of life. Nancy says she loves working with her Sunrise family.   

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