Sunrise of Aurora

Meet the Sunrise of Aurora Team

We are pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our devoted, caring team, all of whom believe in the Sunrise mission and take pride in providing high-quality senior care.

Esther.ED_AuroraEsther Olalere

Executive Director

Esther joined the Aurora family as the Resident Care Director, but quickly progressed to the role of the Executive Director, through her passion for residents-centered care, leadership and the abilities to connect with residents and their families. Perhaps, this passion was motivated by her teenage experience caring for her grandmother, and by the application of her faith. Esther is a progressive leader that always thinks of the best combinations of strategy and governance to streamline processes to the benefits of her residents and team members. In her rare spare time, she enjoys cooking, singing and spending time with her family. Esther takes pride as a mom to her three adorable children and a wife to her loving husband, Ayobami. With her charismatic spirit and smile that lightens up the room, she continues to make a difference in the Aurora Community!


cheryl stefanovicCheryl Stefanovic

Director of Sales

"I have been with Sunrise since March of 2016. My career began here as the Business Office Coordinator and have moved on to the Director of Sales. My back ground is in Restaurant Management and a strong sales background as a Real Estate Agent; however, I was not fulfilled- I needed something more. I reflected back to a time when I was happy. I was happiest when I worked in a Retirement Home in the early 90’s as a Cook and an Activities Assistant. So I came to Sunrise and I have never looked back. I am so fulfilled and happy to come to work each and every day.

My favorite part of my role here at Sunrise is connecting families with solutions for their loved ones. I enjoy getting to know them and all their beautiful memories. In my opinion I have the best role here!"


Diane Leslie | Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

Diane Leslie

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

Diane joined the team at Sunrise of Aurora during the summer of 2014 as a Care Manager and transitioned into the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator role a few months later.  Whether she’s playing a game of cards in our bistro or driving the bus to an exciting destination, Diane’s gentle, loving and fun nature brings joy to our residents.

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