Sunrise of McLean

Meet the Sunrise of McLean Team

stephanie cribbsStephanie Marc-Aurele

Executive Director

"My career working with seniors began in 2004 when I started working in a local nursing home. I have had various positions working in skilled nursing, independent living, but found my true passion in assisted living. While I have had multiple positions one thing has remained constant and that is that bringing joy to seniors has always been my passion. I graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Health Science with a Concentration in Assisted Living Administration and have enjoyed having the opportunity to work in various departments of the community.

I started working for Sunrise in 2013 and have enjoyed working for several communities including most recently opening our Silas Burke House location. I love the comradery that Sunrise offers and have enjoyed developing close relations with residents, families and team members.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to scuba dive with my husband and especially love cheering on the Washington Capitals!"

LyubaLyuba Dovgalyuk

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

“I’ve had a joyful time working for Sunrise Senior Living. I first started in 1996. For more than one decade I worked in the Interior Design Department as a manager to beautify our Sunrise communities. My passion is always to make pleasant environments for our residents, and now for more than seven years I’ve had the privilege to serve residents, and make their life more comfortable by nurturing their mind, body and spirit through purposeful activities. 

As activities and volunteer coordinator, I love talking with residents and hearing their life stories. I am passionate about providing quality activities to all seniors giving them my very best. In our Sunrise of McLean community, we love to enjoy music together. As a trained pianist I love playing the piano as the residents listen or sing along. Music is a big part of my life, especially when my children were young. We, as a family musical ensemble, traveled around Europe and the US to perform concerts and used music as a universal language to express kindness and joy.

I like to share this joy and kindness with the residents in planning activities in our community that include outings to Kennedy Center concerts, theaters, and other venues in the DC Metro area. It is my pleasure to be a part of the Sunrise Family. In my spare time I enjoy participating in my eleven grandchildren activities, teaching piano and traveling.”

Serena KerrSerena Kerr

Director of Sales and Marketing

"I started with Sunrise of McLean October 14, 2019. I have had the pleasure of working with the seniors in home health and hospice over the last 18 years in sales and marketing as well as other leadership roles.

The most rewarding part of my role is being a resource and guide for families in finding a friendly and supportive environment to call their new home.

The best part about working at Sunrise is the friendly and caring team members. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive to residents, families and other team members. I also love the opportunity to connect with the residents and their family members to provide the best Sunrise experience.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and visiting local wineries in the area."

Sandra Asomugha

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Sunrise is a huge part of my Success Story. I have been with Sunrise since 2014. I started out as a Charge Nurse at a Sunrise skilled Nursing and Rehab Unit, then became the Wellness Nurse at another sunrise community in the Assisted Living and Memory care unit. My professional experiences as a Nurse and Leader in Sunrise has impacted me with the ability to lead the Reminiscence neighborhood at Sunrise of McLean and I am passionate about caring for the residents.

The favorite part of my job is that I get to spend my day with the residents and experience their lives from day to day. I also get to be there to watch their progress and be there for them in their times of need. Doing fun activities with my residents is another part I love about my job.

The best part of working at Sunrise is that everyone becomes family and the team members are encouraged to grow and seek opportunities to improve themselves. I am thankful about my growth with Sunrise thus far.

In my spare time, I like to travel, go hiking, dance, sing and do crossword puzzles. I also like to cook and spend time with my sisters and friends."

Jenny Letidjeu, MPH, CAPM, CSM

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I began my role as an Assisted Living Coordinator on February 1st 2019. Prior to that, I worked as a Reminiscence Coordinator for about 14 months.

What I enjoy the most in my role as an Assisted Living Coordinator is the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of the residents that we serve. Seeing the smiles on their face as they receive quality care means the world to me. I also enjoy working with such a diverse team. It`s so fulfilling to work in such a friendly and positive environment where we can learn from each other.

Sunrise Senior Living is a great company to work for. It provides an excellent work life balance structure. Overall, the company provides great potential for growth through continuing education. The company`s culture is everything that you will ever wish for.

When I'm away from work, I enjoy spending time with family and especially my 4 year old daughter."

Abhilasha Poudel

Wellness nurse

"I have been working for sunrise for almost 8 years. I started as a care manager and am now the Wellness Nurse here at Sunrise of McLean. My position is great because I get to know and understand the residents, and their needs, better.

My favorite part of my job is that I am very close to the residents . They complement and thank me for all of the help that our great team and I provide. Knowing them is very touching and it continues to give me the motivation to come to work every day.

There are so many things that make working for Sunrise great. Sunrise opens the platform for team members to grow. It helps and supports employees who want to further their education. Sunrise has the best flexibility in terms of scheduling to match each employees daily routine and needs.

In my spare time, I am currently going to school to further my education. I have two wonderful kids, if I have time I like to take them for hiking or just a long drive it makes my day."

Elizabeth SmithElizabeth Smith

Life Enrichment Manager

"I have been with Sunrise for 1 1/2 years and before that I led therapeutic group activities as a recreational therapist at an adolescent behavioral healthcare hospital for 4 years.

My favorite part of my job is learning about each resident’s life, likes, and dislikes to engage them in activities they find valuable and stimulating. I love seeing smiles!

The best part of working at Sunrise is working alongside team members with caring hearts who work hard to improve our resident’s quality of life.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Nala. I also like singing along to my music and painting."

Lauren ShawLauren Shaw

Business Office Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise for four months, with over eight years of previous experience working in finance and operations at several local Non-Profits.

My favorite part of my job is getting to know the residents and their interesting life stories and experiences.

The best part of working at Sunrise is being part of a company that makes a difference to residents, their families, and friends.

In my spare time, I enjoy trying different restaurants, visiting one of DC’s great museums, or finding a new mystery book or podcast to check out."

Levan ChkheidzeLevan Chkheidze

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have worked for 2 years since joining Sunrise Senior Living in July of 2017. Prior to joining Sunrise, I worked in the engineering department of Hilton Hotel.

My favorite part of being part of the Sunrise of McLean team is I have the opportunity to work with everyone to provide and wonderful community that our Residents get to call their home. As a team, there is nothing we can’t overcome.

The best part about working at Sunrise is the family-like environment that both staff and residents create.

In my spare time, I enjoy play sports and spending time with my friends and family."

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