Sunrise of Abington

Meet the Sunrise at Abington Team

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

Sunrise of Dresher Team Member KerriKerri Zwolak

Executive Director

Kerri joined Sunrise in 2010 as a Reminiscence coordinator and became a executive director in 2011. She has a master’s degree in social work and experience working with seniors in home and community settings, as well as long-term care.

She feels that working at Sunrise of Dresher is so much more than a 'job', and feels honored each time she gets to walk into Sunrise of Dresher and knows that she is walking into a place that residents call home. Kerri has been fortunate to have met and developed relationships with so many wonderful residents and family members through the years. She also enjoys leading a great group of team members who are passionate and committed to bringing Sunrise’s mission to life each and every day.

She enjoys working for Sunrise knowing there is a strong commitment to quality care as well as quality of life for our residents. Kerri loves to see the residents enjoying the programs, or taking trips to the theater or museum, or simply sitting with other residents talking about where they all grew up. She feels a definite sense of community among the residents, families, and team members.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as trying out the newest restaurants in Philadelphia.

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.  

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!

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Gary Stover 

Lead Cook

Gary is proud to say he has seven years of service with Sunrise Senior Living as a cook. 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  


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.

Sunrise of Abington Team Member CurtCurt Hoff

Director of Facilities

Curt has more than 30 years of experience in maintenance and has worked in various positions in the healthcare industry—including facilities director and building manager. 

In his roles, he has implemented extensive preventive and predictive maintenance programs, prepared facilities for state, life safety, and HUD inspections, and oversaw the total renovation of multiple facilities.

Curt says, “I truly love working in the long term care profession and enjoy engaging with the residents.”

Curt has been married to his wife, Christine, for more than 27 years and has two sons, Curt and Max. He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing, and traveling.

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