Sunrise of Cohasset

Meet the Sunrise of Cohasset Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Cohasset, MA.

Cohasset Team Member Lea Goddard

Lea Goddard

Executive Director

Lea has been with Sunrise Senior Living since 2007. She began her Sunrise career as the activities director at another Sunrise community. After seeing the increasing number of residents with memory loss, she became Reminiscence Coordinator, serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. She returned to Massachusetts in 2012 to serve as Executive Director at Sunrise of Cohasset. 

Lea says she loves connecting with her residents, who have such great life stories and experiences. Recognizing how difficult it is to leave one’s home, it means so much to her to give back that sense of home and belonging to the seniors who live in our community. 

According to Lea, the best part of working for Sunrise is knowing that our Principles of Service are alive and well. There’s an amazing history to Sunrise and maintaining that culture of caring and championing the quality of life for seniors is a special part of this community. 

In her spare time, Lea loves to read, spend time with her parents on the Cape, and enjoy nature and the great outdoors. She loves living in a coastal area where she can walk to the beach and enjoy the sea, sand and surf.


Cohasset Team Member Michele Farrelly

Michele Farrelly

Director of Sales

Michele started her career with Sunrise of Cohasset in 2015 pursuing her passion for senior advocacy. She has 25 years of combined hospitality, finance and real estate experience. Her tenured experience along with her passion for seniors contributes to her continued success as a trusted advisor in bringing Sunrise to more families.

The journey of exploration in the world of assisted living and memory care can be overwhelming for individuals, families and friends. Michele takes pride in listening and connecting with individuals and their families and creating a positive experience in providing options to best fit their needs. She is passionate and dedicated in serving families as they navigate during what can be one of the most difficult times in making a decision about a loved one’s care. When asked what she enjoys most about working at Sunrise she will tell you “creating relationships with our residents and families.” She will also tell you that it takes a “Team” to provide top care for their residents and she is proud of her “Team Cohasset.”

When Michele is away from the community, she enjoys starting her day with a walk on the beach with her handsome golden retriever, Romeo. Often, Romeo joins her at work and has become well-loved by all of the residents. She loves traveling to tropical islands and experiencing different cultures. Her love for Reggae music and the sound of the steel drums playing during a community porch event is one of her favorites. 


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Maria Costa

Reminiscence Coordinator

Maria has been a part of the Sunrise team since 2010. She started as a housekeeper, transitioned to dining services while she was working towards her certification as a Nursing Assistant. Upon certification, she became a care manager working into the lead care manager position, medication manager, and then Life Enrichment Manager before her promotion to Reminiscence coordinator.

“I enjoy coming to work each day to see the residents and what I love most about my role is the relationships built among my team, residents and family members.”


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Maria Barros

Care Manager

Maria Barros is one of Sunrise of Cohasset’s original care managers. She has been a vital team player since opening day 18 years ago.  

Maria considers our residents her family, and loves coming to work each day to see each of their faces. She loves helping in the dining room and making sure that every resident has the drink of his or her choice. 

In her free time, Maria loves to visit with family and spend time with her grandchildren.


Cohasset Team Member Megan Walker

Megan Walker

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

Megan began her career at Sunrise of Cohasset 10 years ago as a Care Manager.  She worked as a Care Manager in both the Reminiscence and Assisted Living neighborhoods. She was then promoted to Lead Care Manager in the Reminiscence neighborhood. While working as a Lead Care Manager she was eager to learn about the Life Enrichment Manager position as she observed the importance of each resident experiencing a meaningful and purposeful day. She pursued her interest and transitioned to the role of Life Enrichment Manager in our Reminiscence neighborhood. As her passion continued, she advanced her career and became the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator and continues to provide meaningful and purposeful days to all residents in our community.

Megan loves seeing the residents each day and values the relationships that she has formed with them.

In her free time, Megan loves spending time with her two boys and loves to attend all of their sporting events. She also loves to spend time at the beach with her friends and family.


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Ann Marciano

Concierge

Ann has worked for Sunrise for three years.  Before joining the Sunrise team, she worked for Harvard University in the Main Yard where she was responsible for answering the phone, relaying messages, forwarding calls and inputting orders for tradesmen.  She feels this background has prepared her in her role of concierge here at Sunrise. 

Ann enjoys greeting everyone with a good morning, good afternoon and good evening. She feels like family to our residents, families and team members. She knows that they feel her love.

Ann says that the best part of working at Sunrise is spending time with our residents. She loves sharing stories, special moments, a song or a laugh. She also loves seeing how kind, thoughtful and caring our team members are with our residents, and how kind, thoughtful and caring our residents are to us. 

In her spare time, Ann loves to cook and share Sunday dinners with her family. She also enjoys playing with her new granddaughter, walking, boating, kayaking and catching bigger fish than her husband.


Cohasset Team Member Cate Reimels

Cate Reimels

Assisted Living Coordinator

Cate has been with Sunrise of Cohasset since 2010. She started her Sunrise career as a Care Manager and in 2015 was promoted to Assisted Living Coordinator. Cate enjoys her visits with residents and their families. She feels that the best part of working at Sunrise is knowing that her and her team of Care Managers are making a positive difference every day in the residents’ lives. She feels honored to be a part of it.

When Cate is not at Sunrise, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially with her 3 children. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, going to the beach, and various day trips to different places. Cate also enjoys reading and watching movies.


Cohasset Team Member Michelle Tabeek

Michelle Tabeek

Resident Care Director

Michelle recently joined our Sunrise Senior Living team.  She has many years of experience in the home health care and caring for the elderly.  She has a passion for patient advocacy and ensuring quality of life for all seniors. 

“One of my favorite parts of working at Sunrise of Cohasset is interacting with our residents. I enjoy hearing about their families, grandkids and I love seeing them smile.  It inspires me to be part of organization that is very passionate, and works as a team to fulfill the Sunrise mission:   To champion quality of life for all seniors.”


Cohasset Team Member Mike Anderson

Michael Anderson

Dining Service Coordinator

Michael has 30 Years of Hospitality experience. We are proud to share that he has been the Dining Services Coordinator at Sunrise of Cohasset for 18 years.  

He takes pride in preparing home cooked meals for the residents and ensuring they receive proper nutrition to keep them healthy. Michael is often seen in the Dining Room visiting each table and making sure the residents are happy with their meals.


Cohasset Team Member Dan Nussdorfer

Dan Nussdorfer

Maintenance Coordinator 

Dan has been with Sunrise of Cohasset for over 3 years. He is well known around the building for his friendly smile and his timely manner in fixing things around the community. He leads a great housekeeping team and ensures that our community is always clean. Our Maintenance Coordinator is an incredibly important part of our community. He works very hard to ensure that our community is running smoothly.

Dan is a very proud grandfather. He has four grandchildren that are highly involved in baseball. He loves spending his weekends at the ball field cheering them on. When he is not at the ball field, he loves to go boating! He is an avid country music fan and enjoys going to concerts. Dan also loves D.I.Y. projects around his house.


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