Sunrise of Mountain Lakes

Meet the Sunrise of Mountain Lakes Team

Germaine DignanGermaine Dignan

Executive Director

"My name is Germaine Dignan and I am a Sr. Executive Director at Sunrise of Mountain Lakes. I have been in the Senior Living industry for over 18 years. I began my Sunrise journey in 2011 as an Associate Executive Director at Sunrise of Cresskill. I was then promoted to Executive Director at Sunrise of Edgewater and managed Edgewater for 4 1/2 years. I transferred to Sunrise of Wayne and, after 4 months, I was then promoted to Sr. Executive Director and have traveled the last 4 1/2 years supporting all Sunrise communities in need of an Executive Director on the east coast and our Midwest communities.

I enjoy being in the community with the residents listening to their stories of long ago and of their families. Recently, with the pandemic one of the best days was when I brought a resident the iPad for her scheduled facetime call, her face lit up when she saw her daughter on the screen, my heart melted. I enjoy making their days meaningful.

The best part about working at Sunrise is the family-oriented community - not only with your residents and families but with your team. I love my job!

In my spare time, you can find me with my family, baking, at the beach, on the lake fishing or boating, gardening, woodworking or remodeling a house."

Janel DohertyJanel Doherty

Director of Sales

"My name is Janel Doherty and I am the Director of Sales for Sunrise of Mountain Lakes. I’ve been working in senior living since 2015 and cannot picture myself doing anything else.

My favorite part of my job is building lasting relationships with our residents and families. I really enjoy gaining new perspectives from the residents and learning about their triumphs and advice on a life well lived.

When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking and spending time outdoors with my husband."

Jazzle EstrellaJazzle Estrella

Director of Sales

"My name is Jazzle Estrella and I am thrilled to be part of Sunrise of Mountain Lakes as the Director of Sales. I have been in the healthcare industry for 10 years and became part of the Sunrise family in 2018.

It is always a delight to witness residents flourishing in our communities. A constant reminder that I am where I am meant to be-championing the quality of life for all seniors.

In addition, the best part of working at Sunrise is the support and growth opportunities the company provides.

In my spare time, I enjoy soaking up the sun with family and friends and getting inspired by listening to podcast and watching Ted Talks."

Kelly RoqueKelly Roque


“My name is Kelly Roque (pronounced Row-Kay) and I am the Concierge at Sunrise of Mountain Lakes.

I’ve worked with Sunrise since the end of September 2020 and was the part time evening/weekend concierge at Sunrise of Wayne. I have worked for several organizations and senior living communities in variety of positions, and I love connecting with residents and their families.

At Sunrise, all employees regardless of title are referred to as “team members.” That was new to me and I think it makes staff feel like an important part what happens here each day!

When I’m not working, I’m teaching yoga and fitness classes, reading and doing anything at all with my four children."

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