Sunrise of Haverford

Meet the Sunrise of Haverford Team

Meet some of the exemplary members of our team here at Sunrise of Haverford, PA. 

Bob perl team member profile

Bob Perl 

Executive Director 

“I joined Sunrise of Haverford in June of 2014. I have served seniors since 1972 - as caregiver, activities director, social services director and nursing home administrator. I also spent 30 years as President/CEO of a faith-based continuing care retirement community. 

I have an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and health care administration. 

I was attracted to Sunrise Senior Living because of its Core Values. I love having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents, team members and families seeking the best for their loved ones.”


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Patrick O’Neil

Director of Sales

“I have a degree in human services with a concentration in gerontology. I went back to school in 2010 after selling my business and specifically wanted to work with the aging population. 

Helping families and being their advocate is exactly why I chose to work for Sunrise Senior Living. The Sunrise mission to champion a quality of life for all seniors and the foundational belief in the sacred value of human life makes advocating for seniors and their families a reality for me every day I come to work in Haverford.”


keri hansenKeri Hansen 

Personal Care Coordinator

“I have worked with Sunrise for seven years. It is my second home and also a second home for my children who visit regularly and have great relationships with all of the residents. 

Working at Sunrise has provided my family with all the knowledge and skills to be able to handle our personal relationships with my family as they experience the progression of dementia. I am also a certified validation worker and have been trained to provide ongoing training to handle this delicate population with love. ‘Joining their journey’ is what we call it. 

I have received enough knowledge from my residents to last a lifetime. The feeling you get when a family member tells you that they want their mother to come home to Sunrise Senior Living because of you and your team is invaluable.” 


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BJ (Elizabeth) Flynn, RN

Resident Care Director

“I have worked for Sunrise for 10 years and have served in both community and regional roles.  When everyone says that there is something special about Haverford, I know that first hand. 

The best way to describe us is that we are family and we treat residents with respect and dignity, as we would our family members. The most rewarding part of my day is that we have made a difference in our residents’ lives. It may be in the form of a smile, a touch or just a moment, but it is always meaningful. Residents make my days! 

In my spare time, I enjoy making memories with my children, grandchildren and extended family.  I also enjoy painting.”


Mary Small team member profile

Mary Small 

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I have worked here at Sunrise of Haverford for a year and a half. I have a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Temple University and half of a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Immaculata University, as well as a certification in SilverSneakers senior fitness. 

I enjoy working here at Sunrise because I love working with senior citizens! I find it extremely rewarding to share in our residents’ journeys through this stage of their lives. It is a blessing and an honor for me. I also love this job because it combines such a wide range of interests and responsibilities: from activities, to outings, to pets, to volunteers. Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not include how much I enjoy getting to know our residents’ wonderful families and friends.”



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