Sunrise of Gilbert

Meet the Sunrise of Gilbert Team

We’re excited to introduce you to some of the fantastic members of our team who tirelessly work to make each day great at Sunrise of Gilbert.

Sunrise of Gilbert Team Member SkylerSkyler Di Stefano

Executive Director

In 2012, Skyler joined Sunrise as an executive director. He began as the executive director at Sunrise of Gilbert in October 2016. He says, “My favorite part of my job is interacting with the residents, getting to know them, and listening to their fascinating stories. Thanks to their infinite wisdom, I am able to learn something new each day.”

Skyler says that the best part of working at Sunrise is the feeling he gets from helping others. At the end of the day, he leaves work grateful and fulfilled and feels he has made a difference in someone’s life.

In his spare time, Skyler spends time with his daughters—playing dolls, dancing to Justin Bieber songs, and having tea parties. He also likes to golf, fish, hunt, and spend time outdoors.

gilbert TM - amy bloomfieldAmy Bloomfield

Director of Sales

“I love working with families in their time of need to guide them into making the best decision for their loved one.

I believe in the Sunrise mission “To champion the quality of life for all seniors.” I truly believe that our team ensures our residents feel that each and every day!”

gilbert TM - karen eberhardtKaren Eberhardt

Healthcare Manager

“I love coming to work every day knowing that I can make a difference in my residents’ days. Really, it’s more about what they give me than what I give them.

I have never felt more fulfilled in a job than I have here. I believe in the Sunrise mission, the Principles of Service and Core Values, but most of all, the ‘Belief in the sacred value of the human life.’”

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Assisted Living Coordinator

Charlane has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and has recently joined the team at Gilbert. She spent the past 14 years in a skilled nursing facility in which she developed, implemented and managed the Restorative Program that resulted in 12 years of being state survey 100 percent deficiency free. Charlane says that it brings her joy to work hands-on with residents. 

“I love the opportunity to learn their life stories,” Charlane said. “I was very purposeful in choosing Sunrise as a company to partner with – I embrace their foundational belief in the sacred value of human life.”

gilbert TM - cassi hunyadyCassi Hunyady

Business Office Coordinator

“As the Business Office Coordinator, I’m able to interact with our residents and their families on a regular basis. I love coming into a beautiful, comfortable setting every day and seeing our smiling residents and team members! I am honored to call Sunrise of Gilbert my second home.”

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Activity Volunteer Coordinator

“It’s always heartwarming to see the residents happy by keeping them engaged in activities they have enjoyed from their past or watching them try something new. I find it interesting to spend quality time listening to their different stories and life experiences. I truly enjoy being a part of their lives and making each day count for them.”

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Susan Kasprak

Director of Sales

Susan joined Sunrise of Gilbert in 2017 as the Director of Sales. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in senior care and is excited to be part of the Sunrise of Gilbert team. Susan is trained as both a social worker and dementia practitioner with over 12 years in the senior living industry

Susan says, “I have always said I don’t sell....I believe. And as part of the caring Sunrise team, I know the promises I am able to make to concerned families will be kept for the rest of our residents’ lives. This is a community where coming to work is coming home.”

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Jason Nohr

Maintenance Coordinator

Jason Nohr joined Sunrise in October 2017 as the Maintenance Coordinator of the Sunrise Gilbert community. Jason has 3 daughters, his two oldest are attending college in South Dakota and his youngest is in High school in Gilbert Arizona. His wife, Karen, is also enjoying her employment with Sunrise Senior Living.

Jason brings 25+ years of maintenance experience with seven of those in another assisted living facility in South Dakota as Maintenance Manager. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, hiking, and traveling.

"The true enjoyment of working with these great residents and staff is getting to know them, helping them with any issues they may need, and providing a safe community for them to live in and work in."

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Jerrilyn Wilcken

Medication Care Manager

"I have always had a nurturing spirit even since I was very young. Working at Sunrise enables me to nurture and help others as I fulfill my responsibilities as a Medication Care Manager.

I have been at Sunrise of Gilbert since 2009, and I enjoy coming to work and interacting with residents, family members, and team members. When not at work, I enjoy playing the piano, singing, crocheting, and spending time with my 11 children, their spouses, my husband, and soon to be 40 grandchildren.

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Renato "Kim" Ang

Lead Care Manager

I’ve been working at Sunrise of Gilbert since 2015. I’m very grateful to be a Lead Care Manager and take a lot of pride in the help I give our residents every day. I love seeing the smiles on my resident’s faces, making them laugh and listening to their stories. I come to work every day to make a difference, and I love what I do."  

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Chef Robb Nicklin

Dining Services Coordinator

"What do I love about working for Sunrise? Well, I am a Chef. I’ve been in the hospitality industry my entire adult life. My career is based on putting smiles on faces. I get ample opportunity to do this on a daily basis. 

I have been in the education field for many years and the transition to senior living has been phenomenal. I love to cook for an appreciative audience, and the residents are definitely that. We are all heading to the same place, and I hope I am as well cared for as I try to care for our residents."

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Suzanne Ypsilanti

Reminiscence Coordinator

Suzanne has enthusiastically joined our team recently as the Reminiscence Coordinator after serving the geriatric population for over 20 years.  

Suzanne noted, “As soon as I entered the doors of Sunrise I was overwhelmed with joy!  All the residents, the family members and team members were so happy and everyone looked like one big family, I knew immediately I wanted to be part of this special warm and loving family! The memory care neighborhood is special to me because the residents allow us to share their hearts and their world with their treasured lifetime memories daily while we create new memories together every day!"

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Eva Perez


"I have been a team member with Sunrise for since 2008 as a housekeeper. I have worked for Sunrise in Arizona and North Carolina and love getting to spend time with my residents every day. Because of our residents and team member’s encouragement, I have recently applied and was awarded US Citizenship. Sunrise is such a big part of my life, and I consider everyone to be my family member.

I have four children, and in my spare time, I love to go dancing."

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Christine Perez

Associate Executive Director

"I joined Sunrise in April of 2017 as the Associate Executive Director. I have worked with seniors since 2013. Prior to working with seniors, I worked in the Real Estate Industry as a Realtor for 23 years. I also owned and operated several franchise businesses.

I absolutely love what I do, and someone once told me that if you love what you do, it isn’t considered a job! I am so thankful to share each day with our residents! If I see a smile on their face, I truly feel happy in my heart. I am passionate about coming to work each day. I enjoy hearing stories the residents share and getting to know them.

I have been married since 1992. I have two children. I enjoy spending time outdoors, riding my bike, or kayaking whenever possible. I was born in Las Vegas, NV and grew up in Southern California."

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Mary Weaver

Community Life Director

"I feel truly blessed to be able to spend my days with our loving, wise, and appreciative residents. The most enjoyable part of my job is creating memories and watching our residents live each day to the fullest. It is truly a pleasure to work in such a positive and supportive environment." 

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