Sunrise of Gurnee

Meet the Sunrise of Gurnee Team

Welcome to Sunrise of Gurnee, Illinois! We are delighted to introduce you to our team members who are committed to championing the quality of life for all seniors. More than 24% of our team has served at Sunrise of Gurnee for more five plus years, and 18% has been with Gurnee for more than a decade. We happily serve as a resource to residents within our Sunrise community and their families, in addition to those who reside in the greater Lake County area. We look forward to personally meeting with you and sharing the Sunrise Signature Experience.

Kimberly Dilg | Executive Director

Kimberly Dilg—Team Member since 2009

Executive Director

“I enjoy the opportunity to visit with residents, understand their needs and expectations for care, and to be an advocate to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided. Sunrise is a progressive company continually striving to “do it best.” I appreciate the strategic initiatives that help each of our communities to succeed in offering exceptional care that focuses on each person’s individual needs and preferences.

Sunrise of Gurnee Team Member Eldarada

Eldarada Searcy—Team Member since 2015

Resident Care Director

“I love working at Sunrise because it is a company that aligns with my personal values and beliefs in championing quality of life for all seniors. Sunrise’s mission is fully lived out by fellow team members as we serve our residents and families.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three children, reading, and walking my dog.”

The Sunrise of Gurnee community is proud to share that Eldarada has been distinguished as a 2017 Quality of Care Champion by Sunrise Senior Living.  This recognition is well deserved, as Eldarada provides an outstanding model of nursing management to the Wellness Nurse team.  We appreciate her devotion, leadership, and compassion in ensuring a high-quality of clinical care to Sunrise of Gurnee residents.

Jean Thiemeyer team member profile

Jean Thiemeyer—Team Member since 2002


“The best part of working at Sunrise is what the seniors give back to me.  From the very first senior to the present, they have taught me that no matter what their life concerns are, they are still worthy and can contribute a lot. They share life memories and many talents. I equally enjoy talking with their families and value the trust they have in me.  Most of all, I love to tease and make everyone laugh.

Many team members would say that my favorite part of my job is that I get great joy “hounding” them to get their paychecks. I consider myself a team player, so I enjoy providing that service, and others, for them during their busy shifts. 

The activities I like to do outside of Sunrise would be spending time with my twin grandsons, reading, biking, working out, church activities, wine-tasting, subbing, sharing time with good friends, and taking ballroom dancing lessons. Working at Sunrise has definitely enriched my life…leaving me feel very blessed not only within our home but also out in the community.”

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