Sunrise of Frisco

Meet the Sunrise of Frisco Team

Cheryl Lehner team member profile

Cheryl White—Team Member since 1999

Executive Director

“Sunrise is where I am supposed to be. I come to ‘work’ every day and get to experience people who care about other people. I came to Sunrise in 1999 from the home health industry. I always wanted to work for Sunrise because of its reputation for being the best. In 2017, Sunrise is still the best. Working with seniors comes naturally to me. It's never been challenging.

I have been with Sunrise of Frisco for more than seven years and love each day. As a Frisco resident, I love to see my families out and about, whether it’s at the high school football games or the grocery store. Seeing my families outside of Sunrise makes me feel even closer to them.

Starting out as the Assisted Living Coordinator and moving into the Executive Director role was a natural progression. This work chose me, I did not choose it. My joy in service can be seen by the way I communicate with families, interact with my staff and care for my residents. It's an honor to work for a company with such great values and beliefs.”

Sunrise of Frisco Team Member RisiRisikat Olayioye

Reminiscence Coordinator

“Prior to become Reminiscence coordinator in 2016, I worked as a home health nurse. Some of my patients were actually residents at Sunrise of Frisco. One day, at the urging of my patient, I inquired about openings at the community; now, here I am!

I love sitting and discussing life with my residents. The knowledge and the history fascinates and humbles me. The best part of working at Sunrise is knowing that I will be amongst family the moment I enter those doors. The love and laughter are irreplaceable. 

My time away from Sunrise is usually spent with my son and daughter. My daughter and I think we can dance—we love to do African dance workouts for exercise, so we get to laugh, while getting into shape.”

Sunrise of Frisco Team Member DorotheaDorothea Cavalier

Life Enrichment Manager

“I have been working with the geriatric population since 2000. I love spending time helping to fulfill spiritual and emotional needs of my residents. Using humor and sharing my story of being a cancer survivor helps my residents to see life in a positive light. I love spending time sharing special moments in their lives by creating positive days.

Working at Sunrise of Frisco with a memory care coordinator and executive director who allow for open conversation and thinking outside of the box allows us to provide even more quality resident-centered care.

In my spare time I love visiting with my mother and spending time with my grandchildren and my husband.  We enjoy our church charity work when we are called to duty and catching a movie now and again!”

Cathy Lehner

Cathy Lenher

Resident Care Director

“I have been a registered nurse for more than 34 years. I love working with people and being able to make someone's day better.  

When I came to Sunrise, everyone seemed to be positive and excited to work here.  I have found Sunrise has lived up to its reputation. 

Recently I moved to Texas from the Chicago area, so in my spare time I enjoy exploring my new surroundings.”

Teresa Molina team member profile

Teresa Molina—Team Member since 2009

Lead Care Manager

“I love my job! If I can put a smile on the faces of our residents, I feel a sense of accomplishment.  

Sunrise has a great support system and great team members. I love to nurture the spirit of our residents. 

When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking walks with my daughter and watching TV to relax.”

Sophie Haxhiu team member profile

Safete (Sophie) Haxhiu—TeamMember since 2011

Medication Care Manager

“My passion is to help people, so when I found Sunrise I knew I was in the right place.  

This is a very rewarding career.  Sunrise is very organized, and we have great team members. 

In my spare time, I enjoy working out and spending time with my family.”

Gretchen Miller team member profile

Gretchen Miller—Team Member since 2009

Medication Care Manager

“I love talking with residents and learning about what their lives were like growing up.  

When I'm not at work, I am hanging out with my grandkids.”

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