Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Meet the Sunrise of Lincoln Park Team

Our team members are truly what make our community “home,” and each valuable member of our team is hired for his or her serving heart and ability to care for our seniors. We’re pleased to introduce you to just a few of the team members who make Sunrise of Lincoln Park such a special place!


Diane WatryDiane Watry - Team Member Since 2014

Executive Director

"I am fortunate to have been working for Sunrise Senior Living for the past 5 ½ years. Prior to my current role, I was a Director of Sales at Independent and Assisted Living communities. My favorite part of my job is spending time with the residents every day – whether it is a quick conversation in the morning or a longer discussion later in the day. Our residents have had interesting lives and it’s gratifying to learn about their histories as well as what they enjoy doing on a daily basis. The best part about working for Sunrise is the meaningful work that we do each day. We really can make our residents’ and our team members’ lives better and more fulfilling. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and biking."


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Alicia Palumbo - Team Member Since 2013

Director of Sales

"My favorite thing about Sunrise is that we celebrate individuality with our residents and our team members. Nothing about us is a "one size fits all" community and it shows from the second you walk through the door. I love learning about each resident and how they have impacted so many lives; from family and friends, throughout careers, and from community involvement. I am so fortunate to be in a position to hear so many lifelong stories about our residents and it is truly an honor to be a part of their next journey."


Keiry HernandezKeiry Hernandez - Team Member Since 2009

Associate Director of Sales

“I started working for Sunrise as a Concierge in Beverly Hills, California for 8 years, and I been at Lincoln Park for two years. My favorite part about my job is providing tours of our lovely community to families, and introducing them to our friendly staff so they can see firsthand the many ways of what we do to champion the quality of life for our residents. The best part about working at Sunrise Senior Living is working with team members that I also consider my friends, which share the same passion of nurturing the spirit of all seniors. In my spare time, I like to read novels and meet with my book club members once a month. I was initially inspired to read by watching many of our seniors enjoy reading in our common areas. I also like to cook and bake, but I really enjoy trying different places to eat with my family and friends.”


CeCe Anderson | ConciergeCeCe Anderson- Team Member Since 2013

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I love my work with seniors because not only do I learn from them, but I get to help their families as well. My favorite thing to do with our residents is host my signature Wednesday CeCe’s Tea Parties which are held in the Bistro!  As a former Tea Room owner, I enjoy sharing different teas and discussing the history and culture associated with each different kind, and they love it! We also sample baked treats prepared by our residents in our Terrace Club activities! The size of our Sunrise community makes it feel like you are truly a part of a family and right at home.”



Melissa Mitchell | Life Enrichment Manager

Melissa Mitchell- Team Member Since 2006

Life Enrichment Manager

“I really enjoy spending time with our residents – brain games, bowling, outings – or just having the time to sit down and talk about their lives, careers, families and interests.

I love working for Sunrise. In fact, I previously worked for another Sunrise community before joining the Lincoln Park team’s location. When my own mother passed, all of the team members, as well as the residents, helped me through a very difficult time of my life, and I’m very grateful for that.”


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