Sunrise of Cascade

Meet the Sunrise of Cascade Team

Meet the members of our talented team here at Sunrise of Cascade, MI. 

deborah rost

Deborah Rost—Team Member since 2006

Executive Director

Deb has been with Sunrise of Cascade since 2006, and she helped open the community in 2007.  She served as the executive director at another community in Grand Rapids for eight years prior to coming to Sunrise.  She also has experience running a staffing agency. 

Deb’s favorite part of the job is ensuring that the residents at Sunrise have the best possible care. She gives her heart and soul to everything she loves, including her work at Sunrise.  She has an open door policy - staff, residents and families can always have her ear.  

Outside of work, Deb enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, Mila and Hunter.

leo petrenko

Leo Petrenko—Team Member since 2006

Maintenance Coordinator

Leo has been at Sunrise of Cascade since the community’s doors opened 2007. He is an electrician by trade. He takes pride in making sure the building is in the very best possible condition. Leo says he enjoys listening to the residents and working to meet all of their needs. 

In his free time, Leo enjoys the spending time outside, gardening and beekeeping.  He is a soccer referee for local high schools and colleges.

christine flemingChris Fleming—Team Member since 2007

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

Chris has worked for Sunrise for a total of 6 ½ years. She began her career with Sunrise of Cascade as one of the opening Care Coordinators in April 2007. She currently is the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, which is where her heart and experience is. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked in a management role in Assisted Living Communities / Nursing Homes for more than 25 years. 

Chris says the most important part of her job is making a difference and building great relationships with the residents and families. Chris especially enjoys spending time with her family. She is married and has 3 children.

shelby bradleyShelby Bradley —Team Member since 2020

Business Office Coordinator

Shelby joined Sunrise of Cascade in 2020 as Business Office Coordinator. She has management experience with a background in residential billing and account management. Shelby is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree with Davenport University. 

Her favorite part of working at Sunrise is interacting with residents and assisting families in navigating the billing process. In her spare time, she enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with family, and her puppy, Mira.


vinni augustioniVincent Augustioni—Team Member since 2019

Dining Services Coordinator

Vincent started his career as a chef working as a saucier for a high end grocery store in Chicago. He then moved on to restaurants and catering until he found a job at a retirement community, and has been on this path for the past 12 years. His favorite part of working at Sunrise is getting to know the residents individually and learning about where they came from. In his spare time, he spends time with his wife of 10 years and their 6-year-old twin boys.

vincent nienhuisVincent Nienhuis—Team Member since 2008

Resident Care Coordinator

Vince started in 2008 as a lead cook at Sunrise of Cascade. After three years of cooking, he used his passion of being a volunteer Lieutenant Firefighter/EMT to take on the promotion to Medication Care Manager. After over eight years with Sunrise, he left in 2016 and moved to Florida to pursue other goals. He eventually returned to Michigan and Sunrise. Shortly after returning, he was promoted to Lead Medication Care Manager. 

In November 2019, his passion for taking care of residents with dementia started him on a new journey as Reminiscence Coordinator. He is now our Resident Care Coordinator. Vince's favorite part of Sunrise is the company's mission. In his spare time, Vince enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys long bike rides, fishing, walking, camping and various outdoor activities.

sharon farrellSharon Farrell, RN—Team Member since 2010

Resident Care Director

Sharon started at Sunrise in 2010 as a Wellness Nurse and worked in that position for five years. She left Sunrise to teach CNA class at the Job Corp for years and has been back at Sunrise as the RCD since 2018. She started her nursing career in pediatrics in 1986 when worked through the Red Cross teaching CPR and Babysitting class. She provided in-home care for a little boy for 4 years and then started working with Sunrise of Cascade. 

Her favorite part of Sunrise is working and caring for the residents and the relationships built with them. When she is not working, Sharon enjoys spending time with her 2 grandchildren and cooking.

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