Sunrise of Crystal Lake

Meet the Sunrise of Crystal Lake Team

Welcome to Sunrise of Crystal Lake! We appreciate the time you have taken to meet a portion of our tenured team and look forward to meeting you. We invite you to come and see, firsthand, the great opportunities we have to offer your loved one! Through our Signature Experiences each day, we live out our mission To Champion Quality of Life for all seniors!

Jamie Murphy | Activity and Volunteer Coordinator

Jamie Murphy—Team Member since 2000

Activity and Volunteer Coordinator

“I started as a server in the dining room and have transitioned into several roles at Sunrise, but when this activity position opened up I felt it was made for me! I wanted to see the residents come to life! I am able to use my education, love of art and natural talents to enhance the quality of life of our residents. I spent a lot of time in other nursing homes when my dad and grandmother were sick and it was so depressing. I was so impressed by the level and quality of care that Sunrise provided in such a beautiful, cozy atmosphere!”

Uche Ezeh | Designated Care Manager

Uche Ezehm—Team Member since 2005

Designated Care Manager

“I was drawn to healthcare because I like to take care of the residents! I am happy that I can make them happy and that they know I am always here for them when they need me. I am a part of Sunrise because they are the best! It provides a clean, nurturing environment where residents can feel at home.”

Deena Balchunas—Team Member since 2013

Sales Assistant

Sunrise of Crystal Lake Team Member Deena “I have been with Sunrise since 2013. Previously, I managed a coffee shop and over the years refined my love of coffee. Our Sunrise AVC was a customer and she encouraged me to join the Sunrise team, and I'm so thankful she did. I started in the dining room, but during my time here I've joined the concierge team and the marketing team as a sales assistant. I love having different roles at work—it brings opportunities to meet new people and family members and stay connected to the residents. It brightens my day, and I hope it brightens theirs as well.

If I'm not at work, I'm at home chasing my beautiful little boy. He keeps my husband and I on the move, so I usually have a coffee in hand and am always on the lookout for the next cup.”

Sunrise of Crystal Lake Team Member ChrisChris Interrante—Team Member since 2014

Dining Room Care Manager

“I was a flight attendant for United Airlines for 18 years, and resigned to stay home and raise my children. Sunrise is my first job back in the workforce. It’s been a wonderful experience, not only for me, but for my family. My children love to come visit with the residents any chance they get. This job has given me more than words can say. Sunrise—the residents and the employees—become part of your extended family!”

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