Sunrise of Decatur

Meet the Sunrise of Decatur Team

Meet some of the members of our talented team here at Sunrise of Decatur, GA.

chermaine hicksChermaine Hicks

Executive Director

Chermaine has more than 16 years of healthcare experience and has been with Sunrise for 8 of those years. Chermaine is also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to joining Sunrise, Chermaine worked in an acute care setting as a LPN charge nurse and a skilled nursing facility as Unit Manager and a Restorative Nurse. She came to Sunrise with a strong and dynamic background in clinical operations, nursing, leadership and selfless service. She began her career with Sunrise working as a Health Care Coordinator, Reminiscence Coordinator, and Assisted Living Coordinator. After completion of the Sunrise EDIT program she has served as an Executive Director for the past 3 years. Chermaine brings to Sunrise a nurturing spirit, deep rooted understanding of the Sunrise Culture and systems, humility, drive for excellence and team oriented approach. She is a strong advocate for the well being of our seniors and associates.


sharon ashSharon Ash

Director of Sales

Sharon started a career in the senior living Industry in February 2003. At that time she was not aware of her passion for service to seniors. Sharon served as the Community Activity and Volunteer Coordinator of Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, and her new passion was born. Sharon was recognized for implementing and executing a program that included meaningful engagement and a 75% growth in the volunteer program. Sharon’s programming abilities highlighted her ability to connect with seniors and their families at a phenomenal level. Sharon become a major resource and source of comfort residents and families alike. This identifiable connection lead Sharon into her next role of Director of Community Relations for Sunrise, where she has had great success in bringing more families to Sunrise. Sharon is married. She and her husband enjoy spending time together with their family.

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