Sunrise of Hunter Mill

Meet the Sunrise of Hunter Mill Team

Meet some of the members of our exceptional team here at Sunrise of Hunter Mill, VA. 

isha subedi hunter millIsha Subedi

Associate Executive Director

Isha Subedi is the Associate Executive Director at Sunrise of Hunter Mill. She has been with Sunrise for over 5 years and says that “this has been one of the most fruitful journeys I had in my career. Talking about my educational background, I went for my bachelor’s in public health and am currently working on my Masters Program concentrated in Epidemiology & Health Administration”. She is now working on her Administrator in Training License so that she can officially become an Administrator Isha practices Meditation every day as she believes mental health is crucial to having a work/life balance. She loves hiking and cycling whenever the weather permits. She was born in Nepal and has even hiked up to the base camp of Mt. Everest. She loves spending time with her family especially her toddler, who is about to turn two. Isha says “I love to travel & have been to 15 different countries so far! Still have a way to GO! I love watching football, and the New England Patriots are my favorite (no offense to Washington Redskins!)”

Sima DostSima Dost

Reminiscence Coordinator

“Spending time with or residents is the best part of my day. My mom suffered from dementia for five years. I took care of her during that time and it helped me to understand what the residents and families are going through. I’m here not just for the residents, but also to support the families and my fellow team members as well. I’m fortunate to be able to step out of my office and see that I’ve changed my residents’ lives by being there for them on their good and bad days. To me, my residents are unique and perfect in so many ways, and I’m honored to be a part of their lives. 

In my 21 years with Sunrise, the organization has given me so many opportunities. I’ve grown through trainings, support and experience. Sunrise has helped my team to truly see the joy in every day.”

Helen KissaHelen Kissa

Lead Care Manager

“I enjoy working with Sunrise. I love the work I do and I love the residents. I enjoy working with the other team members. I left for a little while and came back in 2007 because I missed the relationships I had built with the residents. We are all here to care for the residents when they really are in need. We become like a family. We want our residents to feel at home in our community and to be treated with respect.”

KimaKima Chekol

Lead Care Manager for Reminiscence Neighborhood

“I enjoy spending time with the residents. When I’m with the residents, it feels like I’m at home with my family. We help them out with their daily lives and we are here to support them. My favorite thing is seeing the smiles on their faces when I pamper them with a manicure!

Sunrise is different because it really feels like a family at home. The residents and families are able to enjoy the comforts of their own homes here in our community. I used to work as a home care aide and I prefer to work with my strong team members. We are close-knit and here to support each other.”

Handi RemHanadi Abu Ghannam 

Reminiscence Supervisor

“At Sunrise, I feel at home with my big family. Each day I come into the community and my goal is to make each resident happy and to put a smile on their face. I love that I can help our residents enjoy and live their life to the fullest. For me, Sunrise means love, smiles, warmth, and care.”

manisha patel hunter millManisha Patel

Wellness Nurse

Manisha Patel is one of our wonderful Wellness Nurses at Hunter at Hunter Mill. She is originally from India and went to nursing school at Standard College in Virginia. Before joining Sunrise, Manisha had 22 years of health care experience.

“Spending time with the residents is the best part of my day. I’m honored to be a part of their lives, listening to them, learning from them, and making them feel their best.”

In her spare time, Manisha likes to cook and listen to Indian music. Her favorite foods are vegetable curry and roti, and her favorite performer is Lata Mangeshkar, an Indian “playback singer and music director”.

Sunrise at Hunter Mill is lucky to have Manisha be an important part of our skilled, tenured team. Manisha loves what she does every day, and the residents love that she takes such good care of them.

Gill.WN_HuntermillKulwinder Gill

Wellness Nurse

Kulwinder Gill (we call her “Gill”) is a Wellness Nurse at Sunrise at Hunter Mill. She is originally from India, and after much good work, has just earned her official Registered Nurse status. Prior to working at Sunrise, Gill had over 14 years of experience in health care, including having worked in a nearby Skilled Nursing facility.

“I really enjoy working at Sunrise because our tenured nurses make a huge positive difference in the lives of each resident. Each and every day, I come to work with my goal to help residents feel their best. We communicate regularly with the families, too, so that everyone knows about the wonderful patient-centered care that Sunrise at Hunter Mill provides.”

Sunrise at Hunter Mill is fortunate to have Gill on our staff of trained professionals. She talked about the “tenure” of the nursing staff, and that makes a great difference in what Hunter Mill offers to our seniors and their families. In her many years of nursing, Gill has seen it all, and wants to make the experience for resident safe and healthy for every resident!

Gill loves to play with her 4-year-old triplets, including bowling, bicycling, hide and seek. She teaches them to read, and color. Gill loves to listen to Punjabi Music.

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