Sunrise of Poland

Meet the Sunrise of Poland Team

We are extremely proud of our team of serving hearts. All of our department managers have been with our community for more than 10 years, and our front line team has a combined 602 years of service at Sunrise. We’re thrilled to introduce you to a few of these fantastic team members.

Sunrise of Poland OH Kerry Collins-Smith

Kerry Collins-Smith—15 Years of Service

Executive Director

“Sunrise of Poland allows me the freedom to do what I do best each day, which is caring for seniors and their families. I work diligently to maintain the highest quality of standards and provide vision. It is truly a pleasure to come to work every day. 

Sunrise has a mission unlike any other senior living company. Our residents and families truly come first. Our care team is the best in the industry and our training is world-class.”

Jacki JonesJacki Jones—20 Years of Service

Director of Sales

“As a member of the Sunrise team since July 1998, I love that each day I get to help families make our community their new home. It is a very rewarding and challenging job.

Initially, I was drawn to Sunrise because of the beautiful, comforting atmosphere and the resident-centered approach. But I have stayed because of all of the genuinely kind people I have met: residents, families and co-workers.”

KittyKitty Leonelli—1 Year of Service

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator 

"I have always had a passion for seniors and making their lives matter. I was drawn to Sunrise Senior Living because I truly believe in their mission statement:  to champion quality of life for all seniors. I'm grounded in the belief that every residents needs are unique." 

CherylCheryl Silas—20 Years of Service

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been a team member at Sunrise of Poland since 1998. I enjoy serving my residents according to their personal needs and preferences. It is a reward to be able to care & share in their joys & to be there for them in their sorrows. Our residents, families & team members are a family. We are passionately striving daily to provide excellent care."


Deana Hayes—15 Years of Service

Healthcare Coordinator

“Sunrise is my home away from home. I have been in my role here since 2003, and enjoy each day I have the opportunity to work with my experienced team members. I believe in the Sunrise mission to champion the quality of life for all seniors. 

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my four children.”

Raina Eggleston—5 Years of Service

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I began my career at Sunrise of Poland as an LPN on my birthday in December 2013. It has been the greatest gift I could have received, the joy of serving others. My passion has always been working in memory care, so I took a job Reminiscence Coordinator at Sunrise of McCandless & when the opportunity for me to return to home to Poland as the Reminiscence Coordinator, I was overjoyed. The best part of my role is to have the opportunity to help our residents have pleasant days. 

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending my time with my family and traveling."

Cathy George Cathy George—5 Years of Service 

Business Office Coordinator

“I have had the honor and joy of serving the Sunrise of Poland community since 2013. I began my Sunrise journey as a Care Manager in the Reminiscence neighborhood and have had the opportunity to take on leadership roles throughout our community. Sunrise provides me the opportunity to learn and grow in a career that promotes what is truly most important: serving others.”

Susan Shipley—19 Years of Service

Sales Assistant

"I started working as the concierge in June, 1999. I love giving tours, listening to everyone’s stories about their loved ones & bringing the joy of Sunrise to more residents and families."

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