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.

Colette Edwards | Director of Sales

Colette Edwards

Director of Sales

“I love my job as Director of Sales at Sunrise of Burlington because each day I have the opportunity to meet families and help them with their senior care decisions. Also, I am able to get to know our residents on a personal level, which I greatly enjoy.

There is no other senior care provider that looks like Sunrise, has a staff like Sunrise, or offers the level and quality of wonderful care options. I have worked with Sunrise for more than 12 years because I believe in the organization.”

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.”

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.”

Deborah Clarkson | Care Manager/Medication Care Manager

Deborah Clarkson

Care Manager/Medication Care Manager

“I am responsible for caring for our residents’ personal needs, which is a very fulfilling position. Each day, I am rewarded when my residents thank me with words, smiles and warm hugs. 

I work at Sunrise because the organization is ‘the best of the best!’”

Chantal Gagnon | Lead Housekeeper

Chantal Gagnon

Lead Housekeeper

“As the Lead Housekeeper, I love my role because I’m able to help out wherever our residents need me. Because I am able to spend time with our residents in their suites, I really get the opportunity to hear their wonderful stories and learn from their life experiences. 

I enjoy working at Sunrise because I believe in our Core Values and Principles of Service.”

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