Sunrise of Smithtown

Meet the Sunrise of Smithtown Team

Meet some of the extraordinary members of our experienced team of caregivers here at Sunrise of Smithtown, NY.

jodi rinaldiJodi Rinaldi

Executive Director

"I joined the Sunrise family as a Reminiscence Coordinator in 2006 here in Smithtown. I stayed in that role until 2006 when I moved to Sunrise of Plainview as the Executive Director. Shortly after, I was asked to return to Smithtown as Executive Director. The decision was simple, because they have always been my first sunrise family. My favorite part of my job is working through challenges with my team; they never cease to amaze me with their dedication and passion for what they do! For me, the best part about working at Sunrise is bringing a sense of security and well being to our residents and families. 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my beautiful family, especially my granddaughter. Exercise is also a passion of mine."

susan cantoneSusan Cantone

Director of Sales

"I joined Sunrise of Smithtown as the Associate Director of Sales in 2017 then moved into the Director of Sales role in 2019. My favorite part of my job is welcoming a new family to Sunrise. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing you have helped a family with this often difficult decision. When I see a resident being cared for and enjoying our community, I feel a sense of pride and connection that I helped this resident start the next chapter of their life. It is a testament to our team that our families have expressed to me that Sunrise has exceeded their expectations in caring for their loved one. The best part of working at Sunrise is the dedication our team has for our residents and families. Every day I get to be a part of their lives.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and being active in my church community."

jennifer gillenJennifer Gillen

Resident Care Director

"I joined the Sunrise family in 2008 where I worked as a LPN in the Reminiscence neighborhood until 2012. That year, I received my degree as a Registered Nurse and I left Sunrise to expand my knowledge in the many other areas of nursing. Since then, I have worked in both the hospital and community setting. I then returned to my Sunrise family in 2019. My favorite part of my job is getting to see, and spend time with, our residents. It is an amazing feeling to know that we can make such a difference in their lives.

My spare time is usually spent with my husband, my two children, and my two dogs. If there is any time of the day left then you can find me reading."

anne carrollAnne Carroll

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I joined Sunrise of Glen Cove in 2013 as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator. In 2014, I moved to Sunrise of Plainview as the Reminiscence Coordinator and then in 2016 I moved to Smithtown as the Assisted Living Coordinator. I take pride in seeing our residents settle into their new home and become part of the Smithtown family. The most rewarding part of this career is working together with the Smithtown team to make the quality of life better every day for our residents and to see them smile in return.  I look forward to many more opportunities to bring peace and happiness to our residents and their families knowing we can provide the care needed with love.

In my spare time, I love spending my time with my family, gardening, and reading. I also enjoy playing with our Corgi named Luna who thinks she's the boss of me!"

katherine longKatherine Long

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 2008. I started off as a per diem Concierge, then an Activity Assistant, then an Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, and now as the Reminiscence Coordinator. I took off two years in between my career to care of my mother who had Alzheimer's. My favorite part of my job is the everyday interaction with our Reminiscence residents; they are truly the highlight of my day. I enjoy being able to make their days as meaningful as possible. Doing an activity with them and watching them be successful gives me a great sense of accomplishment and pride. Working at Sunrise just seems as if you're with family. We go through everything together. We make it through the tough times and celebrate the good times, always together.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four adult sons, and extended family. It doesn't get any better than Sunday dinner with all of them."

jemima guilbaudJemima Guilbaud

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I have been with the Sunrise family since January 2017. I started out as a Life Enrichment Manager before becoming the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator. Prior to that, I worked for the Brooklyn Public Library system for a few years. My favorite part of my job is being able to connect with our residents and seeing how the activities not only brings joy to their day but also how it bonds them together as friends. Working for Sunrise is like being part of a family. We are always supporting each other.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and son. Painting and interior decorating is also a passion of mine."

william adessoWilliam Addesso 

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have been working for Sunrise since 2020. Before this, I was a self-employed contractor for more than 40 years. My favorite part of my job is working with the staff and residents to repair and maintain the community. It is great to work with all the staff that share the same goals, as we all work together to make Sunrise a wonderful place to call home. 

In my spare time, my favorite thing to do is go fishing all around Long Island."

smithtown team member veronica miranda

Veronica Miranda  

Lead Care Manager

“For 13 years, I worked as a lead care manager in our Reminiscence Neighborhood and have spent the past year working in our Assisted Living Neighborhood. My favorite part of working at Sunrise Senior Living is interacting with the residents while I am giving care. Having team members that feel like family is why I look forward to being at work every day. 

Outside of work, I love reading and spending time with my husband of 35 years and our five grandchildren.”

smithtown team member lauren bilka

Lauren Bilka 

Wellness Nurse

“My favorite part of my job is interacting with all the residents and working alongside my fantastic co-workers! 

In my free time, I like to go shopping.”

smithtown team member cathy ruggieri

Cathy Ruggieri  


“I have worked at Sunrise of Smithtown for six years now.  My favorite part of my job is communicating with our residents; I feel rewarded when they compliment my work.

Outside of work, I like to play golf.”

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