Sunrise of Schaumburg

Meet the Sunrise of Schaumburg Team

We’re proud to introduce you to some of the compassionate individuals who make up the Sunrise of Schaumburg team! Please contact us any time; we are here to assist you in your senior living journey.

Schaumburg Team Member Allison Rackow

Allison Rackow

Executive Director

“I love working at Sunrise because it is a company that truly practices its mission: to champion quality of life for all seniors. I enjoy spending time with our residents, families, and team members as we work together to provide the best senior care in the industry.
What sets Sunrise apart is the focus on each resident as an individual—this makes me so proud to be a team member at Sunrise of Schaumburg.”

Chris Stinich

Chris Stinich—Team Member Since 2007

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I enjoy working with the residents in our Reminiscence Neighborhood because each day is different. I also enjoy the special moments that stick out during the day working and helping residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sunrise is a good place, especially in Reminiscence where we provide our residents with a warm, comfortable environment that sets us apart from everyone else.”

Morna R. De Leon - Schaumburg RCD

Morna R. De Leon

Resident Care Director

"Since 2008, I have been working in healthcare and skilled communities. I decided to join Sunrise Senior Living because I love and support the mission of the company. I get excited, and I fall in love with what I am learning about Sunrise and what it offers to our seniors. 

I've always believed that as we age, we are still people that deserve the same kind of lifestyle as everyone else -- no matter what we may go through medically. Our dignity and sense of well-being should not be compromised as we age. I am so happy and excited to be working in an environment where these are the core values of the company."

Emira Majdanac

Emira Majdanac—15 years of service

Assisted Living Coordinator

“It is an honor to work at Sunrise and to have the current role that I am in. My parents passed away when I was at a very young age and I did not have the ability to care for them when they aged as I had intended to do. Coming to Sunrise has helped me fill that void by building long term relationships with residents and providing the proper care that they need. I am a proud leader at Sunrise and hope to continue providing the same great service our families have grown accustomed to.”

Matt Rudy

Matt Rudy

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

“Sunrise of Shaumburg allows me to share my passion for seniors with others. I strive to find creative ways to engage with each resident for their own growth. I love being a part of a team where everyone supports one another with the common goal to help our residents.”

Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez—Team Member Since 2009

Dining Service Coordinator

“I have been working with seniors for more than 12 years. It is so rewarding to know that I can help the residents by making food that they enjoy. I love the family brunches we host, as they allow me to interact with our residents’ families and see the joy on their faces as they share a home-cooked meal with loved ones.”

John Marszalic | Maintenance Coordinator

John Marszalic—Team Member Since 2010

Maintenance Coordinator

“I enjoy working at Sunrise. It is a very good place to work. The atmosphere is very friendly and the co-workers are friendly as well. Working as a Maintenance Coordinator at Sunrise is what I truly love to do.”

Ina Panzarella - Schaumburg Life Enrichment Manager

Ina Panzarella

Life Enrichment Manager

"I have been with Sunrise since 2008, and I sincerely love my job! I particularly enjoy seeing my residents' faces light up with happiness and joy while we do our special activities. It makes them happy to participate and gives them the ability to make decisions in the various activities I have created for them to do.

The residents obtain a great sense of pride and feel useful when doing these activities. Many of these activities are old fashion, but it is truly amazing when a certain activity reminds them of their days past. It is especially rewarding when I am able to hear of our residents' past time during moments like these. Some of the activities we do include: crocheting, prayers, exercise, story time (I love sharing personal childhood memories about growing up in Sicily, Italy), art, singing, and gardening. 

Sunrise of Schaumburg Community Dog MollyMolly—Team Member Since 2010

Community Dog

Molly came to Sunrise of Schaumburg in 2010 as a rambunctious four-month old puppy. After a short stint at “doggy boot camp,” she settled into her new home. Her favorite activities include greeting guests, sitting next to residents for a pat on the head, belly rubs, and naps. Say the word “walk” and she’s ready to go! Molly is very sweet and loving and, in turn, is loved by residents, team members, and visitors alike. She brings much joy to our community!

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