Sunrise of Fort Worth

Meet the Sunrise of Fort Worth Team

Meet some of our experienced team members here at Sunrise of Fort Worth, TX. 

James Washington

James Washington—Team Member since 2018

Executive Director

"I joined Sunrise Senior Living as the Associate Executive Director at Sunrise of Plano in March of 2018 but have recently taken on the role of Executive Director at Sunrise of Fort Worth. I have over fifteen years of experience in Planning, Marketing, Operations, Sales Development and Management.  

My mother was diagnosed with cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s/Dementia) in 2007. It was important to me that she received the best care possible.  Her condition motivated me to obtain my Caregiver Certification in 2007, so that I could care for her. As her In-Home support caregiver, I was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs and services for my mother until her passing in 2013.

Caring for my mother inspired me to pursue a career in Healthcare and I received my M.B.A in Healthcare Administration. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my American Bulldog (China). 

I am excited to be working for Sunrise Senior Living and look forward to making your loved ones stay here better than you ever expected."


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Hillary Ortega—Team Member Since 2011

Assisted Living Coordinator

“Before joining the Fort Worth team, I worked in the healthcare industry in various hospital and residential settings for more than 12 years.

One of the best parts about my job is that I always get to come to work and spend time with my Sunrise family; I get to interact with each individual resident and their family members which is a real treat.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my young daughter and my husband.”


Gail Phils—Team Member Since 2016

Gail Phils

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I started at Sunrise in 2016, prior to that I enjoyed working with persons with Dementia and their families for 12 years; 10 of the years were at the North Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association. The best part of my job is spending time with the residents, families and the team members; we laugh, we cry and share our heart with each other. 

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking, shopping and exercising."


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Juhree Knowles—Team Member Since 2016

Activity & Volunteer Coordinator

"I began at Sunrise of Forth Worth in October of 2016, but I have worked in the senior living industry since 1993 and as an activity coordinator since 2013. 

Everyday is a blessing because I get to bring purpose to the lives of our residents. When I see and hear them laugh and have fun, it simply makes my day each time!The best part of working at Sunrise is knowing that the company truly cares about their residents and upholds their mission on a daily basis. 

In my spare time, I generally spend time with my family. I have two grandchildren that I spend most of that time with, and I also love to read."


Janice Noggle—Team Member Since 2017

Janice Noggle

Business Office Coordinator

"I have worked at Sunrise since May of 2017. Prior to Sunrise I was an Office Manager for 20 years. My favorite part of my job is interacting with residents and their families as well as the relationships I've built with our team members. The best part of working at Sunrise is being able to help the families of our residents and be an advocate for our employees.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my husband Kenneth of 24 years, our three grown children Jordan, Christian, and Meggan, our eight grandchildren, and our Chihuahua, Celebrity."


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