Sunrise of Cresskill

Meet the Sunrise of Cresskill Team

We are pleased to introduce you to some of our fantastic team members who make Sunrise of Cresskill, NJ, a wonderful place to call home. 

danna schmude Danna Schmude 

Executive Director

"I have worked for Sunrise since 2012. I have been Activity & Volunteer Coordinator, Assisted Living Coordinator, and Associate Executive Director.

I love coming to work every day and connecting with the residents. They are my extended family. The best part of Sunrise is the opportunity for growth that is provided to the team members. 

When I’m not at work, I love a good Spin Class and spending time with my husband and three children."

barbara jonesBarbara M. Jones 

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I have worked at Sunrise of Cresskill for more than 10 years. My favorite part of my job is coordinating and working with my fellow team members as well as interacting with the residents each day. At Sunrise, our team spirit is carried out daily. Being part of a team makes the work fulfilling and fun. 

In my spare time, I love to watch sports with my 5-year-old son or take him to soccer practices.”

ruth williamsRuth Williams 

Medication Care Manager

“I have worked with Sunrise of Cresskill for more than 12 years. I love that I’m able to regularly interact with the residents; if I’m not giving care, I’m giving medication. The best part of working at Sunrise is that I am responsible for my team and empowered to implement a better strategy if things aren’t working.

In my spare time, I create things. I am a thinker and always brainstorming how to make something better.”

Sunrise of Cresskill NJ Marina Cruz

Marina Cruz 

Resident Care Director

“I have worked with Sunrise of Cresskill for more than 8 years. My favorite part of being a healthcare coordinator is meeting new people and playing a leading role in maintaining and assisting our residents with their health. The staff camaraderie and the relationships that are developed with each resident make me proud to work at Sunrise.

When I’m not at work, I love traveling, shopping, Zumba and Sunday brunches with my family.”

toniann scarpaToniann Scarpa

Reminiscence Coordinator

"My first experience as a Sunrise Team Member was in 1999, and since then I’ve had a long history in various roles at several different communities. I’m so happy to now be serving as the Reminiscence Coordinator here in Cresskill. My favorite part of working here is that I am extremely proud to be part of an amazing team who is very dedicated to the care of our residents.  I also truly enjoy the time I spend with our residents daily. 

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband, son and our dogs. I also love to read and do yoga."

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