Sunrise of Johns Creek

Meet the Sunrise of Johns Creek Team

Rubyona WhitworthRubyona Whitworth

Executive Director

"I joined Sunrise of Johns Creek in June of 2019. I have extensive experience in long-term care from everything including Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA), sales, and operations.

My favorite part of my job is working with our team members and engaging with our wonderful residents and their families! The best part of working at Sunrise is the amazing team and support I receive from our Regional Team as well as other Executive Directors in the Atlanta market.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading."


Sunrise of Johns Creek Team Member Kathy

Kathy Chantler

Director of Sales

“I began my career with Sunrise in October, 1998. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Psychology, and from Fairleigh Dickinson University of NJ with an MBA in Marketing, Sunrise is a perfect fit! 

My favorite part of my job is providing solutions for families in crisis. When I see the relief on their faces on move-in day, I know that I have done my job. The best part of working at Sunrise is feeling that I have made a difference in someone’s life – by helping them to find the best solution for their loved ones and by showing them the quality of care and compassion that Sunrise represents. 

In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, playing piano, traveling, painting, attending concerts and the theater, and hanging out with my two dogs.”


NadineRobinson.RCD_JohnsCreekNadine Robinson

Resident Care Director

"I was delighted to join the Sunrise team in 2018 to contribute with my 34 years of healthcare experience. I spent 10 years as Director of Nursing for skilled nursing facilities, 15 years in acute care & ER nursing as well as 3 years as a dialysis nurse. As many nurses do, I started my career as a CAN, so I truly have a passion for caregiving. Meeting with the residents, their families, hearing their stories and hearing about their life experiences is hands-down the best part of working at Sunrise. For the first time in my career, I can take the time to do that! At Sunrise I have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our residents, whereas in acute and skilled settings I had to focus on treating ailments and sending patients onto the next level of care. Working at Sunrise affords me the opportunity to take care of seniors in their own home, where they can thrive! 

Sunrise offers me the flexibility to interact with the residents and their families and provide individualized care that they deserve. There is no one-size-fits-all here for our residents. Each person has their own set of needs, and I love discovering how to empower them to celebrate their lives and live them with purpose. In my spare time, I volunteer at a homeless shelter as a healthcare advocate. I also take time to travel and shop."  


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Semone Hyatt 

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 2010 and started my career as a lead care partner in our Terrace Club Neighborhood.

My favorite part of my job is spending time with my residents. Whether I am giving care or participating in an activity, seeing the smile on a resident’s face when we share a joke or a memory is priceless. The best part of working for Sunrise is, as one of our core values states—joy in service!

In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing and watching old movies.”


Sunrise of Johns Creek Team Member TheresaTheresa MacPherson

Associate Director of Sales

“I began working with Sunrise in August of 2012. Ever since I started, I have loved getting to know the residents and families, building lasting relationships, and hearing about their life experiences. It inspires me to work my hardest to ensure their lives continue to be as fulfilling when they move into Sunrise.

I love that my role allows me to leave lasting impressions on our residents and families. I'm also proud to be part of a team that not only provides exceptional care for seniors, but enhances the quality of life of every member of the community. We truly are a family here.

I love spending time with my husband Mat and our three children Trevor, Payton, and Ella Katherine. I enjoy the outdoors—whether it's boating on Lake Lanier or watching our children participate in high-level competitive sports.”


Lyzette PeckLyzette Peck

Business Office Coordinator

"I recently joined the Sunrise Team in September 2019. My previous experience in assisted living began in March of 2018 as a Business Office Manager.

My favorite part of being a Business Office Coordinator is providing support to our team members, residents and their families. The best part of working at Sunrise is the daily engagement of our team members and, most of all, the interaction and connections I have with our residents!

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, my twin sons, Chase and Ethan, and my daughter, Angelina. I enjoy movies, family games and going for a spontaneous drive through downtown Atlanta or the North Georgia mountains with my family."


Sunrise of Johns Creek Team Member MargoMargo Barton

Wellness Nurse

“I’ve been at Sunrise since June 2013. I am a firm believer in Sunrise’s foundational belief in the sacred value of human life, and my role allows me to act on that by serving, encouraging, and nurturing our residents’ spirit.

Outside of work, I enjoy exercising and reading. I also like going to the movies and attending antique car shows.” 


Sunrise of Johns Creek Team Member AlAl Davis

Maintenance Coordinator

“My Sunrise career began in 2012, and prior to joining Sunrise of Johns Creek, I worked in the same role at two other Sunrise communities.

I love helping my residents be safe and comfortable. The residents make me feel so appreciated, and that makes my role really rewarding.

I have three granddaughters who keep me busy outside of work. I also love building with wood.”


Sunrise of Johns Creek Team Member CrystalCrystal A. Littlejohn

Terrace Club Coordinator 

“I started my career at Sunrise in 2001 as a concierge. Throughout my years, I have developed some incredible relationships with residents, their families, and team members.

I think Sunrise is an amazing organization to work for because of the diversity in the team and residents, and opportunities to grow professionally.

I enjoy spending free time with my family—especially my daughter.”


Perry JacobsPerry Jacobs

Reminiscence Coordinator 

"Prior to joining Sunrise Senior Living, I began my career in healthcare as a medical laboratory tech. I joined the team at Sunrise of Johns Creek in 2018. The favorite part about my job is being able to socialize with all of our residents, as well as my fellow team members. Sunrise has created a fantastic culture; it is well structured, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for seniors.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and my three daughters."


Lindsay Okoth JarvinenLindsay Okoth-Jarvinen

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

"I joined the team at Sunrise of Johns Creek in August 2019, and I have been in the senior living industry since 2013.

I love interacting with our residents and listening to their stories. Every resident has something to teach me about aging gracefully and gratefully. I like that I have the opportunity to make someone smile or make their day a little better! The best part of working at Sunrise is the teamwork and camaraderie of our team members.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my sister and her family. My niece and nephew bring a lot of joy to my husband and me. I am a voracious reader – I always have 2-3 books that I’m reading at the same time! I enjoy reading cookbooks as much as I enjoy cooking! My husband and I also enjoy traveling, hiking and watching documentaries."

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