Sunrise of Abington

Meet the Sunrise at Abington Team

Meet some of the excellent members of our team here at Sunrise of Abington, PA. 


Karen Rivers team member profile

Karen Rivers-Odom  

Lead Care Manager 

Prior to joining the Sunrise team 17 years ago, Karen worked as a caregiver for several years. 

“Simply put, I love my residents and I love what I do,” she said. Karen’s commitment to the residents’ care is evident whenever she is in the community. 

Karen says that “giving my residents the care that they need” is her favorite part of her role as the Lead Care Manager at Sunrise of Abington. 

Karen is part of a family effort to care for her own parents at home and she finds that very fulfilling. 

In her spare time, Karen enjoys shopping.  


Deborah Mont-Daniles team member profile

Deborah Monti-Daniels 

Resident Care Director

Deborah has been the Resident Care Director at Sunrise of Abington for four years.  She comes with more than 35 years of experience as a registered nurse, including 12 years at Fox Chase Cancer Center as nurse manager on a medical oncology floor, two years as director of nursing with an infusion care company and 14 years as corporate vice president of patient management with U. S. Healthcare (now Aetna), just to name a few.

Deborah feels it is an honor to participate in the health and happiness of the Sunrise residents. 

In years past, Deborah was an active scuba diver, and she now she enjoys swimming as her pastime. 


Kathleen Doyle team member profile

Kathleen (Kathy) Doyle  

Life Enrichment Manager

June 2016 marked Kathy’s six-year anniversary as the Life Enrichment Manager for Sunrise of Abington. The passion that drives Kathy to provide our residents with such excellent care started some time before she joined our team. In her own home, Kathy spent 10 years helping take care of her aging in-laws and her elderly aunt. She knew that caring for seniors was her passion, despite the challenges.

According to Kathy, her favorite part of her job is her one-on-one time with the residents. “It makes me so happy to see how our ‘validation’ techniques truly work with regards to the care of our residents! A calm resident is a happy resident, and when I see the smiles on their faces, it makes it all worthwhile!”

In her spare time, Kathy spends quality time with her family. She especially loves seeing the growth and changes in her lovely grandchildren!


Gary stover team member profile

Gary Stover 

Lead Cook

Gary is proud to say he has seven years of service with Sunrise Senior Living as a cook. He also served as a cook for the Federal Prison System.  

Gary enjoys satisfying the residents’ preferences when they request special orders. “It makes me feel good to know I can accommodate their individual needs,” Gary said. 

Gary’s favorite part of his job is seeing the smiles on the residents’ faces. Gary’s love for music is a positive infectious spirit among the residents and his fellow team members. 


Ethan Simms team member profile

Ethan Simms  

Driver

Ethan celebrated 12 years with Sunrise of Abington in June 2016. He started out in the dietary department after graduating high school. After some years, he was able to take on the role as driver. 

Ethan is appreciative of the opportunity to have one-on-one time with the residents. “Transporting the residents gives me the opportunity to really learn about our residents’ histories. I sometimes call it ‘taxi cab confessions.’” 

Ethan is an avid sports watcher and a dedicated Philadelphia sports fan.


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