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 

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.

Jeanne Hogan team member profileJeanne Hogan 

Director of Sales

Jeanne joined the Sunrise of Cascade team five years ago. Her favorite part of her role as the Director of Sales is interacting with our residents and their families 

According to Jeanne, “Sunrise feels like my home away from home.  My teammates are like family and there is always a resident willing to share a laugh, smile or a hug.”

In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys spending time with her husband, Marty, and her children, Sean and Kaitlyn.  They are the owners of two dogs, a cat, a turtle and a hamster. 

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Donna Barber-McCann, RN, CDP   

Resident Care Director

Donna started at Sunrise in February of 2016.  She worked in geropsychology for many years and has experience in home care, geriatric psych care and clinical management.  She worked in skilled nursing at Porter Hills in Grand Rapids and her roles included staff nurse, clinical management and education.  

Donna’s favorite part of her job is working with our residents, listening to their concerns and providing support. At Sunrise, she says, she appreciates that she’s able to serve as an advocate for the wellbeing of our residents

Outside of work, Donna and her husband, Lyle, love the outdoors and camping.  She finds great pleasure in gardening and doing yardwork.  Tapping their maple trees and making maple syrup has become a beloved tradition with family and friends.  Together, she and her husband have five children living all over the country and five grandchildren with a sixth on the way.  

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David “Whitey” Willer 

Dining Services Coordinator

Whitey joined the team at Sunrise of Cascade in 2010.  He has more than 30 years of country club experience, including time spent at the Centennial Country Club and the Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI.

David enjoys putting together cooking demonstrations and creating holiday spreads for the residents and their families. He says that cooking for the residents has completed the missing link in his culinary career. 

When he’s not working, Whitey enjoys golfing and all things Michigan State University.  Go Green!

leo petrenko

Leo Petrenko

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.

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