Sunrise of Madison

Meet the Sunrise of Madison Team

We’re honored to introduce you to some of the fantastic team members who serve our community here at Sunrise of Madison, NJ.

lynda gaspard-craanLynda Gaspard-Craan

Executive Director

"In 2014, I started with Sunrise as a Reminiscence Coordinator. In 2018, I got promoted to the Executive Director position at Sunrise of Madison. Prior to joining Sunrise of Madison, I worked as a Reminiscence Coordinator both at Sunrise of West Essex and Brighton Gardens of West Orange. Also, I have held various directorship positions within the healthcare industry and the social services field. I’m passionate about working with the elderly, affirming their dignity, and contributing to an enhanced quality of their lives. I believe that every resident has a story to tell and cherish, a purpose that defines and drives their life, and deserves to live their best life to the end. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, my family and friends. Also, l like attending church services and basketball games, watching football games, listening to music, and engaging in adventurous travel."


natacha eustacheNatacha Eustache

Director of Sales

"In 2012, I began my journey at Sunrise. I started off as a part time concierge. A few years later I accepted the Associate Director of Sales role, and now I'm the Director of Sales. I love coming to Sunrise knowing that I can share the Sunrise story and assist families in transitioning their loved ones from home to Sunrise. 

I love spending quality time with our current residents and learning about their life story. I'm so honored to be part of a community that cares and truly exemplifies servant leadership to our residents!"


nancy tothNancy Toth

Resident Care Director

"I have enjoyed working at Sunrise for over 14 years as a Resident Care Director. I look forward every day to working closely with a devoted team to achieve an amazing care environment for our residents. I especially enjoy meeting new, prospective residents and their families and helping to assess and plan their care to move into Sunrise. I share with them what it’s like to live in a Sunrise, having had my Dad live in a local Sunrise. 

On my days off, I am volunteering my time to support my local church or spending time with my husband of 37 years."


jessie poralJessie Poral

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"Sunrise has been like family to me for almost 15 years now. I've held many different roles within Sunrise for all those years and now I am the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator here at Sunrise of Madison. I enjoy spending time with my residents daily. It is fulfilling to see them engaged and happy. Listening to their life story is fascinating and enjoyable especially when interacting with them and their family. The same thing goes with my fellow team members - the diversity and the working relationship is awesome!

 Although challenging at times, I look forward to seeing my residents and fellow team members every day and help them fulfill Sunrise mission: 'To champion the quality of life for all seniors.'"


nadine fowlerNadine Fowler

Assisted Living Coordinator

"My name is Nadine Fowler and I'm the Assisted Living Coordinator at Sunrise of Madison. I've been with Sunrise for 15 years. I started out at another Sunrise as a Care Manager and Lead Care Supervisor. In 2010, I got promoted as the Assisted Living Coordinator at Sunrise of Madison. What I like about Sunrise is that one is given the opportunity to grow in their role as well as advance to other positions. The diversity at Sunrise is great and working with a group of a diverse department team members and care givers helps one to understand each others cultures and beliefs. 

The interaction with the residents and families is wonderful you learn a lot from them, knowing their backgrounds and beliefs, they eventually become like family to you. I hold the belief of Sunrise to be true and that is: BELIEVING IN THE SACRED VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE."


jelani leeJelani Lee

Reminiscence Coordinator

"'If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader'— John Quincy Adams. I am Jelani Lee, Reminiscence Coordinator of Sunrise of Madison. Working for Sunrise of Madison is one of my most rewarding experiences. I was fortunate enough to join the company in 2014 as a cook. In the same year, I became the Life Enrichment Manager. My journey here allows me the opportunity to always strive for perfection, uniqueness, and wanting more for myself and others. 'No man is an island, no man stands alone.' I have a phenomenal team that helps to optimize the company’s expectations. Prior employments boost my personality and traits. I am a charismatic individual that loves to connect with people, things, and nature. The simple act of communicating with our residents, their families, team members, and management brings me endless satisfaction. 

Outside of work, I visit galleries. I am a lover of fine art; I do interior decorating, sculpting, traveling, and finding time to reflect on life. It is also important to stay connected with families and friends. Join us as we offer an exceptional service. One that will match or exceed the goals and expectations of Sunrise Senior Living."


maria decarvalhoMaria DeCarvalho

Business Office Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise for over 17 years and started my career at Brighton Garden of Mountainside before joining the Madison team. I enjoy interaction with team members and getting to know our residents. 

In my spare time, I enjoy going to lunch with my two daughters and husband and volunteering at my church."


johnny gilJohnny Gil

Maintenance Coordinator

"My name is Johnny Gil and I am the Maintenance Coordinator at Sunrise of Madison. I started working at Sunrise in July of 2020. My educational background is in Information Technology (IT) and I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I come to Sunrise with a mix of work experiences from retail, hospitality, and corporate. 

I joined this team because I enjoy helping people, and feeling that everything that I do has a purpose."


clement azor

Clement Azor

Lead Care Manager

“I have worked with Sunrise of Madison for 12 years. My favorite part of my job is caring for my residents each day. I’m proud of the care I provide to them. I have an excellent team and during the past 12 years they have become family to me.

When I’m not at work, I like to work on computers and spend quality time with my family.”



joyce opoku-wareJoyce Opoku-Ware

Lead Care Manager

“I started at Sunrise of Madison as a Care Manager 10 years ago. In my current role as Lead Care Manager, I enjoy taking care of my residents and meeting all of their needs. I love working closely with my fellow team members; they are like family to me. 

In my spare time, I like to read the Bible.”



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