Sunrise of Edmonds

Meet the Sunrise of Edmonds Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the experienced, compassionate caregivers here at Sunrise of Edmonds, WA.

Kris BatisteKris Batiste

Executive Director

Kris is a Licensed Nurse with more than 20 years experience in senior care. She has a passion for working with residents, their families, and team members, and has been an executive director for the last 18 years. At Sunrise of Edmonds, Kris has found a sense of home. She enjoys being involved with our residents and team members' daily lives. 

Outside of work, Kris enjoys reading, spoiling her puppy, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Shalene.DOS_EdmondsShalene Lewis

Director of Sales

"I began my career in healthcare as a certified nursing assistant, I had the pleasure of taking care of resident firsthand before learning how difficult it can be for families to move their loved one into a senior living community.

I joined Sunrise in 2019 and have since been grateful to be a part of a Sunrise family that truly enjoys sharing the love, compassion, and happiness of our community with families who are helping their loved one find a new home. My favorite part of what I do here at Sunrise is knowing that each day brings something new, new people to connect with and new challenges to overcome. It brings me so much joy making personal and lasting relationships not only with our residents but also with their families, providing guidance in what usually are times of stress or heartache, allows me to find purpose in my every day. I start each day with a grateful heart, which makes it easy to say that the best part of working at Sunrise is simply being able to see the smiles and laughter coming from the residents as they are spending time with their new Sunrise friends. There is always something to smile about!

My work life balance in so important to me, in my spare time I enjoy short weekend getaways to the beautiful coast line, towering mountains, and gorgeous islands that we are surrounded by. You can always find me thinking of creative ways to renovate my home, I’m not one to shy away from getting down in the nitty gritty!"

Yodit AmbayeYodit Ambaye

Reminiscence Coordinator

Recently, Yodit was promoted to Reminiscence Coordinator after being an outstanding Designated Care Manager for several years at Sunrise of Edmonds. Yodit has many years of hands on experience caring for residents which guides her through making the best choices when it comes to resident care and team member appreciation.

Yodits favorite part of the big role she plays at Sunrise is getting the know the residents and making them laugh. She says “the best part of her job at Sunrise is seeing the true differences she and her team make in the lives of the residents they care for and their families”. She truly feels that the best part of working at Sunrise is being a part of a team that truly embodies the idea of teamwork and generosity.

In her spare time, she loves spending time volunteering at her children’s schools, relaxing with her husband, and doing yoga!

Sunrise of Edmonds Meselech Fekede

Meselech Fekede 

Lead Care Manager

For the past eight years, Meselech has taken joy in providing care to residents at Sunrise of Edmonds. At Sunrise, the caregivers work together as a team to offer exceptional care.

Outside of work, Meselech likes to cook, walk and visit people.

Sunrise of Edmonds Nunu Kirby

Abeba “Nunu” Kirby

Medication Care Manager

Nunu has worked at Sunrise of Edmonds for 11 years and enjoys listening to residents share their life stories. She says this communication makes her job a joy.

In her free time, Nunu likes to read the Bible, listen to Christian music, and spend time with family and friends. 

Sunrise of Edmonds Norma GordivasNorma Gordivas


For nine years, Norma has enjoyed cleaning and organizing the Sunrise of Edmonds community. She says Sunrise is a fair and pleasant place to work. 

When she’s not working, Norma likes to spend time with her husband and two sons at home and enjoy the outdoors. 

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