Sunrise of Cary

Meet the Sunrise of Cary, North Carolina, Team

We are pleased to introduce you to some of the team members who make our community so special. Our group is fiercely dedicated to our residents and their families and to providing the best possible level of care.

Roxanne Walkotten

Executive Director

Roxanne Walkotten |  Assisted Living Coordinator

“Six years ago, I began my career with Sunrise as a Recreational Therapy Intern, and have moved up through the company as Activities Assistant, Activities Coordinator, Terrace Club Coordinator, Assisted Living Coordinator, Business Office Coordinator and now Executive Director. Throughout my entire professional career, one constant is my love of working with seniors and sharing my passion for their care, well-being and happiness with those around me.

I firmly believe in Sunrise’s mission to provide the highest quality of care, the most well-trained team members, and a safe environment for our residents. I look forward to the future and my continued growth and development with Sunrise.”


Dianne FullerDianne Fuller

Director of Sales

“I worked in the telecom marketing industry for 22 years and decided to pursue a career in Senior Living after experiencing the daunting task of searching for an assisted living community for a family member. This experience afforded me the opportunity to connect with families who are currently going through the same challenging and overwhelming process.

I started with Sunrise in 2018 as an Associate Director of Sales,  and transitioned to Sunrise of Cary as Director of Sales in October 2021. I enjoy having the privilege of helping families make such an important decision to take that next step into assisted living and memory care and, watch their loved ones flourish in our community. It is very satisfying to see happy residents and families who now have peace of mind. Our residents along with their family members are extensions of my family; they bring warm smiles to my heart!

We have a wonderful team here at Sunrise of Cary; they are always ready to jump in and help with smiles and laughter. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach for a dose of Vitamin Sea or spending time by the pool with my treasured family and friends listening to my fav, Kenny Chesney. I also enjoy spending time with our fur-babies: Cooper and Lincoln. Lastly, I must confess…I am a dessert-aholic especially when the HOT light is on at Krispy Kreme!"


AngeliqueAngelique Boneville

Resident Care Director

“Being a nurse has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. I find such joy in helping others and am lucky enough to have made it my career. After working for Sunrise about five years ago, I spent a few years delivering sweet babies in a high risk labor and delivery unit, and have made my way right back to Sunrise! I am passionate about caring for our senior population and believe in the mission of Sunrise Senior Living! I work in a collaborative approach with my peers to provide the best possible care to your loved ones. I am proud to be a part of this team and continue to strive to champion the life of our seniors each and every day."


natalie tefftNatalie Tefft

Assisted Living Coordinator

“My passion for working with seniors began in my youth when caring for my Grandmother who was steadily declining from multiple sclerosis. Since then, I have always had it in my heart to work in healthcare with seniors. I have been working in this field for 14 years now and have been with Sunrise over 3 years. I started with Sunrise in the Reminiscence neighborhood as a care manager, shortly after I became a Lead Care Manager, a Reminiscence Supervisor, then I completed additional training and graduated from our Department in Coordinator training program. A few months later I was promoted to the Assisted Living Coordinator position. My dedication and motivation for ensuring quality care and services is my primary focus. I strongly believe in our Sunrise mission of "championing the quality of life for all seniors". It is so rewarding to see our residents and families smile day to day and continuously knowing this is their new home while regaining a sense of purpose in life.”


ashley doroshenkoAshley Doroshenko

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I grew up in Central New York playing in the hay fields and playing queen of the snow mountain with my friends at school. I received my CNA in high school and started working with residents with memory care in 2006. I knew that was what I was meant to do from the first training day, I could not soak in enough information and was always looking for ways to improve myself so I could make a difference in the day of at least one of my residents. I started at sunrise in July of 2010 and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was quick to see they were one of the special companies. They truly care and that made a difference to me. I became a med tech and a lead soon after starting. I then became Coordinator to better ensure that my residents are getting the best care possible. One of the highlights of my job is to see one of my residents recognize me, they do not know my name, they do not know who I am, and all they know is that I made them have a feeling that made them happy. That is what makes me happy to come to work every day.”


joseph wrightJoseph Wright

Maintenance Coordinator

“Growing and always learning since 2009, I have found that there is no better feeling than helping someone who can no longer help themselves. Among other things, I love the family atmosphere and potential for growth that Sunrise provides.”




caitlin allenCaitlin Allen

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I studied Recreational Therapy at East Carolina University and I am currently a Licensed Recreational Therapist. As a Recreational Therapist, we see activities as more than a pass time. We see all the benefits and different goals that people can work on while enjoying their favorite hobbies and also discovering new ones. I have been in the industry since 2015 and I love every minute. I chose to work with Sunrise because even though they are an international company, they still take the time and effort to care about their team members, families, and residents. In my free time I love spending time with my husband and toddler. I also enjoy crafting, which is a skill I picked up during my time as an Activities Coordinator, and I love constantly learning new things in this profession."


addie kylesAddie Kyles

Concierge

"I have previous managerial experience that I was able to bring with me to Sunrise. At work, I enjoy interacting with residents and while at home I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and cooking."





susan manoharanSusan Manoharan

Dining Service Director

"I started with Sunrise in 2020. My favorite part of my job is talking with the residents and hearing their history or stories. I also enjoy preparing food that can bring back memories from their past celebrations or their childhood. This is personal joy for me. What I enjoy on my spare time is traveling and seeing historical parks."




sherita bradshawSherita Bradshaw

Lead Cook

"I started with Sunrise in 2015. What I enjoy most about Sunrise is making residents happy. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my daughter and go shopping"




kashKash

Community Pet

"Hello! My name is Kash and I am the Community Pet at Sunrise of Cary. My goal is to bring joy, love, and comfort to our residents. On my free time I enjoy walks around the community, belly rubs, and chasing after squirrels. My nick name is Frenchie Fresh. I love that Sunrise allows me to socialize with my senior friends all day.

Can you believe we are pet friendly which means my senior friends bring their friends and I get to make even more friends! This place is the best!!! Woof Woof."


Dianne FullerDianne Fuller

Associate Director of Sales

“I worked in the telecom marketing industry for 22 years and decided to pursue a career in Senior Living after experiencing the daunting task of searching for an assisted living community for a family member. This experience afforded me the opportunity to connect with families who are currently going through the same challenging and overwhelming process.

I started at Sunrise of Raleigh in May 2018 as an Associate Director of Sales and transitioned to Brighton Gardens of Raleigh in July. I enjoy having the privilege of helping families make such an important decision to take that next step into assisted living and watch their loved ones flourish in our community. It is very satisfying to see happy residents and families who now have peace of mind. Our residents along with their family members are extensions of my family; they bring warm smiles to my heart!

We have a wonderful team here at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh; they are always ready to jump in and help with smiles and laughter.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach for a dose of Vitamin Sea or spending time by the pool with my treasured family and friends listening to my fav, Kenny Chesney. I also enjoy spending time with our fur-babies: Cooper, Lincoln and Roxy. Lastly, I must confess…I am a dessert-aholic especially when the HOT light is on at Krispy Kreme!”

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