Sunrise of Alexandria

Meet the Sunrise of Alexandria Team

Sunrise of Alexandria Team Member Shana

Shana Ann Smith 

Director of Sales  

“I joined the Sunrise team in January 2012. I managed Sunrise of Springfield’s sales and marketing department before transitioning over to Sunrise of Alexandria. I ensure that each new resident’s move-in and orientation is a seamless process. 

I love to travel, camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The most rewarding thing that I have done is volunteering for the Catholic Hospital in Guatemala City and working with malnourished children. My passion is helping to find a solution for people who have a need.”



Sunrise of Alexandria Team Member Julliette

Julliette Jones

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I have been working for Sunrise for since 2000. Besides working as assisted living coordinator, I also have experience in med-tech.

Caring for the residents, ensuring their dignity is preserved, and communicating and interacting with families face-to-face makes my job incredible.

Sunrise allows me to be versatile. Although my role is assisted living coordinator, I’ve gotten experience in many areas because everyone in the community collaborates as a team to ensure the highest quality of life for our seniors is being met.

In my spare time, I enjoy cleaning, cooking for my family, and taking care of my new grandsons.”



Sunrise of Alexandria Team Member Stephanie

Stephanie Krum

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I joined the Sunrise team in March 2012 as a care manager, after earning my license as an LPN. I was promoted to medication technician, and then soon after became our community’s wellness nurse. I now have the great opportunity of overseeing the Reminiscence neighborhood!

Every day is a new adventure at Sunrise because the residents have so much to offer. Interacting with my residents and learning about their amazing life stories is the most rewarding part of my job. Each day, I strive to provide them the same joy that they give me. 

I can truly say Sunrise is more than just a job, the entire community is an extension of my family.”



Sunrise of Alexandria Team Member Melissa

Melissa Palmer, RN

Resident Care Director

“I have been working with Sunrise of Alexandria since 2010. I have over 30 years of experience in nursing—I’ve worked in long term care, cancer research, veterans affairs, assisted living, and home health, to name a few.

I love going out and performing the initial nursing assessment with prospective residents and their families. I enjoy getting to know them and addressing their needs from the start so I can create an individualized service plan that showcases the resident’s background and needs.

The best part of working at Sunrise is getting to brag about our excellent team and the quality care we provide. We encourage optimal levels of functioning and independence to truly champion quality of life for our seniors.

In my free time, I like to garden flowers and herbs, decorate for the different seasons and holidays, and spend time with my family—especially my granddaughter, Jasmine.”



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