Sunrise of Frederick

Meet the Sunrise of Frederick Team

Meet some of the fantastic members of our team here at Sunrise of Frederick, MD.

Brenda Waggoner | Executive Director

Brenda Waggoner

Executive Director

“I have worked with Sunrise for 18 years. I have served in multiple positions including Assisted Living Coordinator and Reminiscence Coordinator. I love that I have the ability to interact with our residents, family members and team members on a daily basis, and hopefully make a difference in their lives. 

The best part of working at Sunrise is the ongoing commitment to our mission. That mission, and how it is fulfilled in our community every day, is what has kept me with Sunrise for so many years.

When I’m not working, my husband and I enjoy playing golf together. I am also an avid reader of mysteries.”



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Director of Sales

"I have worked for Sunrise since 2015. My career with Sunrise began after receiving my bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services where I found my passion for working with seniors. I started as a Life Enrichment Manager, then grew to joining the sales team to help families find the best community for their loved ones.

Although I no longer work directly with residents, my favorite part of my job is knowing I am helping a family to find a new place for their loved one to call home. The best thing about working for Sunrise is how one can see our team members truly believe in our mission to Champion Quality of Life for All Seniors.

When I am not busy at work helping families or spending time with residents, you can find me outside playing with my puppy, traveling on the weekends, or spending time with my family."



Jude Dike | Assisted Living Coordinator

Jude Dike

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise for more than six years. Prior to my current position, I worked as a care manager, and was then promoted to lead care manager/medication technician.

My favorite part of my job is listening to our residents and families, knowing full well that I am able to make a positive impact in their lives. I feel lucky that I get to work with a wonderful set of team members who go above and beyond to support one another.

In my spare time, I like to exercise or visit friends.”



Ali Hall | Reminiscence Coordinator

Ali Hall

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I’ve been with Sunrise for six years providing individualized care, medical attention and emotional support to residents. Additionally, I have more than 10 years of experience in healthcare and supervisory roles.  

My favorite part of my job is bringing joy to our residents and advocating for their health. Any day that I can share in a good laugh or even shed a tear with our seniors is a successful day. Sunrise is a community filled with compassionate, caring workers. I love the enthusiasm and innovation that goes into nurturing and preserving the quality of life of all seniors. 

Currently, my spare time is mostly filled with my newborn son and husband. In addition, I like to bike and hike, read, and relax with a puzzle and a glass of wine.”



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