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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.
"I began working in healthcare in 2008, and started working in Long Term Care in 2016 and transitioned to assisted living in 2021. I have experience in healthcare management, sales and marketing and have a passion for working with seniors and their families. My favorite part of my job is getting to know the families and residents in our community. I enjoy creating relationships and being able to ensure that the families know that Sunrise is the best place for their loved one to be. The best part about working at Sunrise is the team approach for the staff members as well as the fact that the residents become a part of our family. We value each of our residents here and it truly shows each and every day in everything that we do.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 children and our dog. We love to be outside and go to the park. I enjoy reading and being with family."
"I began my nursing career in 2002 as an LPN in Long-Term Care and went on to receive my RN degree in 2005. I have worked as a Med-Surg nurse and returned to Long-Term Care in 2006, where I began my adventure in Nursing Management. I advanced from a Unit Manager to Assistant Director of Nursing and then to Director of Nursing over the next 15 years and bring that experience with me to the Sunrise family. My favorite part of working at Sunrise is getting to know the residents individually, learning their life stories and having them share their wisdom with me. I feel that the best part of working at Sunrise is the family-like environment with the team members and residents.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have been blessed with 3 wonderful children, two adult daughters who are married and a teenage son, and my greatest blessings are my 6 grandbabies. I enjoy spending time outdoors sitting by the bonfire, reading, binge-watching shows on television and learning how to craft."
"My previous experience of this role and elements of RCC was with an assisted living community in Grandville since 2017. What I like the most about my role is building and supporting my team so they can provide high-quality care. What I like about Sunrise is that they offer tuition reimbursement - I value companies who invest in their staff to get a better, higher trained work force.
In my spare time. I like to run and spend time with my children."
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.
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.
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.
"I have worked with Sunrise for over 13 years! My favorite thing about my job is that I get to work with great team members. The best part of working at Sunrise is the residents! They make my day- every day.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends and go shopping."
"I have been with Sunrise since 2015. My favorite part of working at Sunrise is the residents - they make me smile and laugh.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and spending time at my cottage."
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