Sunrise of Naperville

Meet the Sunrise of Naperville Team

Welcome to Sunrise of Naperville! We appreciate the time you have taken to meet a portion of our tenured team and look forward to meeting you. We invite you to come and see, firsthand, the great opportunities we have to offer your loved one! Through our serving hearts, we live out our mission To Champion Quality of Life for all seniors!


Joanna Nunnenkamp

Lead Care Manager

“After watching my grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, I decided to change my career path. I chose to go back to school and take a Certified Nursing Assistant class because I wanted to help seniors and be there to provide much needed support during this difficult time.

I began working at Sunrise of Naperville while taking my Certified Nursing Assistant class. I love working with our residents and being able to care for them by living out our Principles of Service. Every day I learn something different about my job, and our beloved residents and their families. The value that I gain daily from listening to their stories by looking at old photographs and reminiscing about their past is so rewarding. I would not change anything about the path that I chose!”


Stephanie Joseph

Resident Care Director

“While in nursing school it became apparent to me early on that my passion is elder care and championing quality of life for all seniors. I have the privilege to learn each resident’s history, know their families and establish their needs. I have the confidence to notice a condition change just by looking at them. I am so grateful to the families for entrusting me with the care of their loved ones.

The Principles of Service nurture my true belief that life is precious. Individualized resident care allows trust to be established. This opens the door for me to get to know the residents physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sunrise Senior Living is a company that supports its team members and encourages the residents, creating a synergy in which trust and respect are ultimately achieved. The secure, nurturing environment that Sunrise of Naperville has created makes us a family and I am honored to be a part of such a compassionate company.”


Annie Hruska


“The interaction that I have with the residents and my fellow team members daily is rewarding. They are my second family.

The Sunrise mission “To Champion the Quality of Life for All Seniors” and our company’s Core Values of passion, respect, trust, joy in service and stewardship, have all been a part of me since the inception of my Sunrise career. I not only live out these wonderful values during my daily interactions with our residents, families and team members when I am in the community, but I embrace them as a way of life.”


Laura Quintana

Lead Cook

“I began working at Sunrise two months after the community opened. I love working with the residents because while growing up, my happiest place was at my grandparent’s house where my grandmother taught me how to cook. Working with the residents takes me back to that special place.

At Sunrise, I can do what I love and know that I make a difference in the residents’ lives because they tell me how much they appreciate what I do. The residents share traditional family recipes with me and I prepare those meals for them and it reminds them of their happiest memories. When I first came to Sunrise, I felt welcome and I knew that this was the right place for me. At Sunrise both the residents and the team members are respected and loved. Sunrise is more than just a job, it is like home.”


Vicky Perez

Lead Server

“More than a place of employment, Sunrise has become a second home for me. It’s a home where I care for the residents as if they were my own grandparents that I never met as a child. When I first began at Sunrise, I knew in my heart that this was the job for me. Not only because I enjoy helping others, but because I knew that working with seniors calls for more than just the desire to help others. It requires understanding, the ability to listen and pay close attention to detail, be a voice of encouragement and, of course, to be able to sing and dance to make someone’s day more positive.

There are many rewards that I have received while working with the elderly that have fulfilled my life. Seniors are enriched with experience and the amazing stories they enjoy sharing teach one to appreciate life itself. Every day as I end my day at Sunrise, I leave with a smile and a content heart because I know that I have given a little of me to more than one person who appreciates what I do. After 14 years, I am still a part of this wonderful community that I am proud to call my second home.”

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