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.”

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Gail Harris—Team Member since 2016

Director of Sales

"I have been a team member at Sunrise since 2016. My favorite part of my job is working with families to move their loved one into a community that is compassionate, loving, and one that puts their loved one's care above everything else. 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. 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching my youngest daughter play club volleyball."

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Kierra Walker—Team Member since 2016

Director of Sales

"I have been at Sunrise since 2016. I truly enjoy connecting with families and finding a forever home for their loved ones. Personally, the best part of touring is seeing how passionate and attentive to detail our Care Managers are. The best part about working at Sunrise is getting know our unique residents. Each resident is truly an open book of knowledge and adventure. It is a continuous learning opportunity that I look forward to each day. 

When I am not working, I find enjoyment in mentoring young women in Dallas by volunteering through numerous organizations. I also enjoy spending time with my pup, Kaylee."

April Stoumbaugh

April Stoumbaugh—Team Member since 2011

Business Office Coordinator

"I have been in the Accounting industry for over 23 years with specialized training in Medical Billing. I knew when I came to Sunrise of Frisco in 2011 that it would become my forever home and that it was here I was being called to. 

I love that I get to come to work everyday and ‘do what I do’ but then have the ability to come out of the office and visit with our residents. The bond that I get to build with them is indescribable, and I feel I could never truly give back enough compared to what they give to me. Whether it is deadlines or trying to focus on my daily assignments, they are always there to check in on me and say hi or make sure I am not working too hard. It feels good to know that they care so much for us as well.

The Sunrise Principal’s philosophy is what keeps me here--knowing that our residents are treated with dignity and that we focus on the mind, body and spirit. I believe in the culture of Sunrise, and I am proud to say I am part of that.

In my spare time, I like to be at home hanging out by the pool with my spouse, our kids, and our dog. I love to decorate and am always trying my best to make our home our castle."

van childsVan Childs—Team Member since 2008

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been fortunate enough to work at Sunrise since March of 2008 in a multitude of roles. My favorite part of my job is interacting with the residents each and every day as I have the privilege to share their joy or help them through a difficult day. The best part of being at Sunrise is being able to do meaningful, purposeful work that actually makes a difference in people's lives. 

In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family. I also like to travel and plan to do more of that."

Cathy Lehner

Cathy Lenher—Team Member since 2016

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.”

Sunrise of Frisco Team Member RisiRisikat Olayioye—Team Member since 2016

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.”

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Rey Mendez—Team Member since 2008

Dining Services Coordinator

"I have been here at Sunrise of Frisco since 2016 as the Dining Services Coordinator, but I have worked for Sunrise since 2008! Sunrise shares my passion for service.  It is my pleasure to do my best for our residents each and every day.

Cooking is my passion, but even more than that, I love cooking for my residents. Nothing makes me happier than to bring them joy through food. I love to meet with them at our monthly food committee meetings and talk about what they liked or didn’t like."

mark wilson

Mark Wilson—Team Member since 2015

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"Hi, I have been with Sunrise since 2015, but I have been in this field of work since 2011. My favorite part of my role I play here is the hands-on aspect of my job that allows me to influence people directly so that they may have the best day possible. At Sunrise, I love the fact that the staff is so caring towards the residents and how they will go above and beyond to bring joy and smiles to the residents. 

When I'm not working, I love to go movies. I just love the experience of going to the theater and seeing that huge screen!"

orlando loveras

Orlando Loveras—Team Member since 2013

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have been a Maintenance Coordinator for Sunrise since 2013. I started my career at Sunrise of Fort Worth as the Maintenance Coordinator, but I have now been at Sunrise of Frisco since 2016. I love working with seniors. I can’t be a caregiver per say, but I know doing my job is the way I am able to give back to them. 

I’m originally from Puerto Rico, I have two girls, and I live in Frisco with my lovely wife. I love our community, I love taking care of it, and most importantly, I love making it a beautiful home for our residents."   

Sunrise of Frisco Team Member DorotheaDorothea Cavalier—Team Member since 2016

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!”

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—Team Member 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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