Sunrise of Bloomingdale

Meet the Sunrise of Bloomingdale Team

Sunrise Senior Living prides itself on promoting from within, having an experienced team, and making it the most enjoyable environment to come to every day. Our community, Sunrise of Bloomingdale, is no exception to the rule.  When it comes to experience, our team of directors, have collectively accrued about four decades in senior care where the average tenure of care managers is ten to fifteen years. 

Thank you for choosing us to care for your loved ones.

Susan Paulauskas, Associate Director of Sales

Susan Paulauskas–Team Member since 2013

Director of Sales

Sue began her career with Sunrise in 2013 as a concierge and moved into her current role of sales associate in April 2014. Sue has quickly become a favorite among our residents. Sue chooses to spend any free moment she has laughing with residents, telling stories, and giving warm hugs.

Sue always goes out of her way to meet our new residents to help them adjust to a new environment and make new friends.

Sue is also the proud mother of four grown children!

Vince Lindo, Assisted Living CoordinatorVince Lindo–Team Member since 2005 

Assisted Living Coordinator

Vince began his career with us in 2005 as a Designated Care Manager, prior to transitioning to his current role of assisted living coordinator.

Vince has an extraordinary attention to detail and very high standards for care; he advocates for our residents on a daily basis and partners with family members to ensure each resident is receiving everything he or she needs for the highest quality of life. His penchant for event planning can be seen during the holidays with our impressive 13-foot Christmas tree on display, which the residents love!

janelle avc barringtonJanelle Goin—Team Member since 2019

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"Originally from Indiana, I relocated to Illinois to pursue a Master of Arts at NIU. Diploma in hand, I took a position at a social service agency that served children and adults with developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation, autism, Down Syndrome, etc.. I had been working there for seven years when a beloved aunt was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. I made the decision to leave my job and relocate to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to oversee her care.

The last two years of my aunt’s life were spent in a memory care community in Milwaukee. After I lost my aunt, I was offered the Activities Director position there, and I was hooked. I’ve worked with seniors (in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care) ever since. I started my career at Sunrise of Barrington in 2019.

My favorite part of the job is the “little” moments that occur with residents: the fleeting smile from a resident who is often unresponsive, eye contact from a resident who, for that briefest of moments, truly sees you, joking with residents who may have lost much in their lives but never their sense of humor. Hearing their stories, holding their hands, sharing this time in their lives is a daily gift.

The best part about working at Sunrise is the culture. I have worked at a number of companies throughout my career, and while nearly everyone talks the same talk, Sunrise walks the walk. I have been very impressed with the care that is shown to residents and, as importantly, the respect shown to staff. The Team Credo resonated with me; the fact that there even was a Team Credo impressed me. From my first day at Sunrise, I have felt a part of a cohesive, caring team and valued for the contributions I make to the community. I don’t think one could ask for more than that.

When not working, I enjoy attending plays, musicals and the opera. I’m an avid reader, an acceptable trumpet player and a struggling playwright. I enjoy bowling and softball, neither of which I excel at, and am the proud “Mother” of two adorably spoiled rabbits: a Lionhead (Mistress Fiona) and a chocolate Dutch named Valentina."

Pamela Mlot, Business Office CoordinatorPamela Mlot–Team Member since 1999 

Business Office Coordinator

Pamela is one of our founding team members—she has been with the Sunrise of Bloomingdale since the community first opened in 1999!

Sunrise is truly her second home. Pamela works with team members, families, and residents each day to solve problems or do whatever it takes to make our residents comfortable.

Sunrise of Bloomingdale Dog Merlin

Merlin–Team Member since 2016

House Dog

Merlin has been at Sunrise of Bloomingdale since only 2016, but you would never know it by seeing her in action—she is usually hanging out among our residents near the front door, at socials, or taking a quick snooze in a common area.

She is so happy to have been rescued and has become someone everyone loves to see.  If you ask her really nicely, she will even give you her infamous smile!

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