Allow us to introduce you to some of the members of our extraordinary team who make Sunrise of Lynn Valley a wonderful place to live.
As Executive Director since April 2017, Michelle Cunnington offers Sunrise of Lynn Valley almost two decades of experience in a General Manager capacity overseeing the provision of high quality care and service to seniors, including those living with dementia. Formally trained within the field of care management, Michelle is accredited in developing and overseeing the delivery of specialized dementia care, a Chartered Management Institute member, EDEXEL Registered Manager, and accredited trainer in the delivery of Direct Care by The City and Guilds of London Institute.
Michelle is proud of her talented and professional team at Sunrise and enjoys the energy, joy and zest they bring to work each day. She takes great pleasure in being an integral part of enriching residents’ lives, making a difference every day as well as building relationships with their families.
Brenda Anderson joined Sunrise of Lynn Valley as the Resident Care Director in June 2017. As a Registered Nurse, she has over 20 years of experience in the home care sector, specifically managing the care provided to seniors living independently in their homes.
Brenda’s focus at Sunrise is individual wellness and continued independence with an individual plan of assistance provided by her staff of well-trained care managers available 24 hours a day. She takes pride in the quality of care, respect and dignity shown to the residents and their families on a daily basis. Brenda enjoys her responsibilities as well as interacting with the residents and listening to their stories.
Estrellita Garcia is the Reminiscence Coordinator and has been with Sunrise at Lynn Valley for nearly 17 years. She takes great pride in maintaining a safe and stimulating environment for seniors with memory loss and dementia, including its most common form, Alzheimer’s.
Estrellita oversees the Care Managers and Life Enrichment Managers in the Reminiscence Neighborhood and together they ensure social interaction with memory-focused activities, Validation Therapy and other special memory care techniques. Her career at Sunrise has been very rewarding and gives her personal satisfaction as she looks back over the years of making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families.
Ramona Marin, Director of Sales, is dedicated to building and strengthening ties with the senior community throughout the Vancouver area. She takes pride in supporting people in their search for a senior living community that focuses on quality of life. Her education, varied work experience and World travels have given Ramona the ability to connect with people and truly add value to the transition process to senior living.
Ramona derives satisfaction from helping others and assists residents and their families discover options while stressing the benefits of Sunrise community living. She takes great joy in seeing the residents and their families create long-lasting memories in their new home!
As Associate Director of Sales, Lisa Warren plays an integral role supporting families in their search for a senior living community as well as transitioning residents to their new home at Sunrise of Lynn Valley.
With an extensive background in sales, marketing and customer service, Lisa brings a significant amount of experience as well as compassion and empathy to the sales and marketing team. She is thrilled to be in a rewarding career at Sunrise and one of her greatest joys is making residents smile every day!
Laura Nelson is the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator and originally started as the Concierge at Sunrise of Lynn Valley. She is a shining example of how employees can grow within the company.
With her past experience in leading activities for the West Vancouver Senior Activity Centre as well as a local daycare, Laura plans diverse daily activities for residents to thrive in our Community. She even drives the big Sunrise bus! Laura enjoys spending time with residents and through their unique stories, she discovers exciting ideas for new activities!
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