We are pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our outstanding team who work tirelessly to make our community a wonderful place to call home.
Before joining the Sunrise team, Ryan worked as a director of operations. He says that the best part of working at Sunrise is building relationships with residents and their families and working together with his fellow team members to provide the best care possible. According to Ryan, “If I build the strongest team around me, then my job is made easy.”
Ryan enjoys spending his free time with family—going to the park, playing family games, and watching movies. Ryan also likes to golf and spend time hiking in the beautiful Arizona outdoors.
Pam Brown joined the Sunrise of Chandler team as a Designated Care Manager in February of 2007. Within her first week at work, Pam knew that she had found her calling. In 2014, Pam switched gears to become Chandler’s director of sales. In this role, Pam enjoys helping families navigate through the decision making process in order to find the perfect fit for their loved one.
According to Pam, Sunrise has taught her to approach everything with love—whether in work or in her personal life.
In her spare time, Pam enjoys spending time with her family. Pam also likes to ride her bike, sew, and go to garage sales and thrift shopping in search of newfound treasures.
Karen Nohr joined Sunrise in July 2017 as the resident care director of the Sunrise of Chandler community. Her husband, Jason, and her were both born and raised in South Dakota (SD) and lived there with their three daughters until July. Karen's two eldest daughters attend college at DWU and her youngest daughter attends high school in Gilbert.
She worked for the SD Dept. of Health and part time in assisted living before joining Sunrise. Karen has been a nurse since 1997 in various healthcare settings. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going on hiking trips, and exploring the beautiful AZ outdoors. she is also an avid reader.
Norman joined the Sunrise team in 2007 as a part-time cook and was soon after promoted to his current role as dining services coordinator. Norman loves that his meals help residents to reminisce about past times spent with family and friends; this is the most rewarding part of his job. Norman appreciates the opportunity to interact with our residents and hear about their days.
Nancy Lombroso has been with Sunrise of Chandler since our doors opened in February of 2007.
Nancy loves building lasting relationships with residents and their families and says, “I have always had a passion to serve the elderly and to bring joy to their day.” Nancy appreciates the opportunity to make seniors’ lives better and helping them to engage in activities that they enjoy while simultaneously bringing purpose to their days.
When Nancy is not working, she enjoys time with her family and her mother. Nancy loves to hike, travel, and play cards with her mother.
Kasey has always had a caregiver’s heart from early childhood. She obtained her certified nursing assistance license (CNA) while still in high school and worked for many years in long-term care homes and in hospitals.
In 2011, Kasey decided to go back to school to get her practical nursing license and has been working in assisted living since then. Kasey plans to stay in the senior living field until she retires.
Outside of work, Kasey enjoys spending time with her better half, their 5 children, and just enjoying this journey called life.
Jackie Leicht first joined the Sunrise team in 2005 in the Chicago suburbs first as a Designated Care Manager. She then worked as a Lead Care Manager, Medication Care Manager, Assisted Living Coordinator and Reminiscence Coordinator. Jackie enjoys supporting our families through the difficult journey of having a loved one with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. She has worked in a few other healthcare settings including home health care but is very excited to return back to the Sunrise family.
When not working Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew. She also enjoys hiking and traveling.
James joined the Sunrise team as a Maintenance Coordinator starting in 2014 in Newton Square, PA and his journey led him to Chandler, AZ in 2018. He has been in the building maintenance field for over 23 years. As Maintenance Coordinator, he can create a safe and secure environment while maintaining quality standards for the community. James' role as Maintenance Coordinator in a senior living facility allows him to be more than just a "fix it guy" but also become family to the residents and fellow team members at Sunrise.
James is originally from New Jersey. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and kids and enjoying outdoor life here in AZ.
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