Sunrise of Burlington

Meet the Sunrise of Burlington 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.

Tonia Fonovic | Executive Director

Tonia Fonovic

Executive Director

"At Sunrise of Burlington, we are able to change our residents’ lives each day through small gestures and by showing them that we truly care about their well-being and happiness. Our residents’ stories are enlightening and precious; they give me a true sense of each persons’ contributions throughout their lives. I am honored to say that I am part of the Sunrise family and feel fulfilled each day I go to work."


sarah polliceSarah Pollice

Director of Sales

"I love my job as Director of Sales at Sunrise of Burlington because each day I have the opportunity to meet new families and help them find their loved one a place to call home. I enjoy interacting with our residents and getting to know them on a personal level. Seeing the smiles on their faces always brightens my day! 

I believe that there is no other senior care provider like Sunrise. Sunrise offers the highest level of quality care, and warm, welcoming communities for residents, families and Sunrise team members."


kelly matthewsKelly Matthews

Activity and Volunteer Coordinator

"I feel so lucky to be the Activity and Volunteer Coordinator at Sunrise of Burlington. I love all the planning, organization, and creative thinking that I do each day. It’s great seeing residents interacting with one another and having those special one-to-one moments with each of them. It always makes me smile when residents come out of an activity and say, ‘Wow, I had such a good time’. Their smile is what makes my day all worth it!"


jessica mcdonaldJessica McDonald

Wellness Nurse

"I have worked at Sunrise of Burlington since 2006. I started off as a care manager and then became a full-time wellness nurse. Being a wellness nurse at Sunrise doesn’t feel like work—it's my passion. I truly enjoy interacting with the residents and spending time with them. They have become part of my family, and I ensure that they get the best possible care every day. Seeing our residents smile gives me a great sense of accomplishment."


barbara morrisonBarbara Morrison

Designated Care Manager

"I have worked at Sunrise of Burlington since 2010. It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of this incredible team. Taking care of the residents at Sunrise of Burlington is a true joy for me. I feel like they are a part of my family."




Maria Smethurst | Life Enrichment Manager

Maria Smethurst

Life Enrichment Manager

"As the Life Enrichment Manager at Sunrise of Burlington, I have a unique opportunity of working in small groups and one-on-one to get to know what the residents love and what has impacted their lives. When I make a resident smile, it makes my day! I am thankful to Sunrise for encouraging a kind and rewarding workplace."

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