Sunrise of Plano

Meet the Sunrise of Plano Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Plano, TX.

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Christine Rose—Team Member since 2016

Executive Director

Christine is our Executive Director and she runs the ship.  She has been in the healthcare industry since 1985. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with the staff and residents and she loves the Sunrise Principles of Service and mission statement.

In her spare time, she likes running and spending time with her grandchildren.  


Sunrise of Plano Team Member KristiKristi Valdez—Team Member since 2011

Director of Sales

Kristi says the best part of her job is seeing what an improved quality of life both the residents and their families have once their loved one is settled into Sunrise. 

She says, "I love working with such a wonderful group of people that all share the same passion for helping seniors and their families. The Principles of Service are what has allowed Sunrise to be the leader in senior living for more than 35 years."

Kristi spends her time outside of work with her husband and daughter. In fact, Kristi's daughter loves spending time visiting with and helping the residents at Sunrise!

Sunrise of Plano Team Member SharonSharon Demarest—Team Member since 2012

Director of Sales

Sharon began working at Sunrise as an activities & volunteer coordinator in 2012, two years later was promoted to associate executive director, and then transitioned to the director of sales role in 2015.

Prior to her career at Sunrise, Sharon was an avid community volunteer; in fact, it was philanthropy work with her daughter that served as an intro to Sunrise and helped foster a true passion for working with seniors!

As a consummate people person, Sharon absolutely loves serving all of the families that walk through our doors. She says, "nothing brings me greater joy than helping families find the best solution to their senior living needs. My heart is full when I see our new residents happy and thriving and witness tears of joy from their families!"

Outside of work, Sharon loves to travel, exercise, spend precious time with family, work in her garden, and create various works of art.

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Destinee Risso—Team Member since 2005

Reminiscence Coordinator

Destinee is our Reminiscence Coordinator and she is a wonderful addition to our team at Sunrise.  

She started her career with us as the Assisted Living Coordinator and now her current position of Reminiscence Coordinator. Destinee loves spending time with the residents and their families and says that she loves working at Sunrise because it’s a family.  

When Destinee is not working, she likes to spend time with her kids and shop.

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Meron Talahun—Team Member since 2008

Care Manager

Meron loves our Reminiscence residents. Talking to the residents is her favorite part of her day, and she loves caring for them.  

When she’s not working, Meron likes to watch movies, go to church, and spends time with her family.

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Margaret Muthambi—Team Member since 2006

Dining Room Supervisor

Margaret has served as the Dining Room Supervisor here at Sunrise of Plano.  She loves serving food in the dining room and coming to work and learning about our wonderful residents.  

In her spare time, Margaret likes to shop.  

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