Sunrise of Troy

Meet the Sunrise of Troy Team

Meet some of the members of our experienced team here at Sunrise of Troy, MI.

tom pattersonTom Patterson

Executive Director

"I started my Sunrise journey here at Troy as the Executive Director in 2006. From there, my journey took me on the path of being a senior float for Sunrise. I enjoyed traveling and assisting other communities, but I am glad to be back home at Sunrise of Troy as your Executive Director. My favorite part of Sunrise is getting to work and enjoy a team that is committed to not only the residents, but the team as well. 

In my spare time, I spend time with my parents, brothers, friends and my In-Laws. Yes, you read that right :) Time with my wife is awesome, whether traveling, antiquing, exercising or just sitting on the porch with a beverage; it is always time well spent."


parnell kenanParnell Kenan

Director of Sales

"I have been with Sunrise since 2021. I've been in senior living and marketing since 2017 and my prior healthcare marketing experience was in pharmaceutical sales for 15 years. My favorite part of my job is the satisfaction I receive assisting families to find the best care solution for their loved ones. The best part of working at Sunrise is seeing the smiling faces of our residents receiving the utmost care they need from the best teammates in senior living! 

I'm a bicycle enthusiast, so in my spare time I enjoy hitting bike paths, rail-to-trails or going on group bicycle rides with friends."


jody solty gawinekJody Solty-Gawinek

Resident Care Director

"I am an RN and the Resident Care Director here at Sunrise of Troy. This is my 18th year with Sunrise, I cannot believe that! During my career, I was lucky enough to open the Shelby Township location and be a part of that team for over 6 years. Over the last 10 years, I was a Senior Resident Care Director traveling around the United States to train new RCD's, assist with survey readiness, and support communities in transition. I have a nursling license in 3 other states, which allowed for this type of work. In 2018, I was honored as the Quality of Care award winner voted on by my regional peers and received the award at the annual leadership conference that year. My favorite thing about my work is the collaboration with other team members regarding how best to serve the residents that will enhance their quality of life.

I am married and our children live around the country, so we always have a place to visit. In my spare time, I enjoy facetiming with my grandchildren, walking in the evening with my husband, reading, and watching the latest Netflix series!"


anthony pizzoAnthony Pizzo

Resident Care Coordinator

"I attended Alma College where I studied Healthcare Administration. Throughout my time at Alma, I had many life changing experiences including the opportunity to intern with ShorePointe Nursing Center. This is where I found my passion for long term care. After I graduated from Alma College in 2019, I began working for Sunrise of Troy as the Resident Care Supervisor. Here, I am able to put my passion to work. Since starting at Sunrise, I've had countless opportunities to learn from our residents, team members, and leadership team.

My favorite part of working at Sunrise is the Sunrise Mission – to champion quality of life for all seniors

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my dog Toby, working with my hands, doing other various outdoor activities, and coaching wrestling."


kim andersonKim Andersen

Business Office Coordinator

"I have worked at Sunrise since 2018. My favorite part of my job is anytime I get to spend with the residents and their families. The best part of working at Sunrise is the feeling you are a part of something bigger than yourself.

During my spare time, I love to read, craft, and spend time with my family and my crazy dogs."


jevanna wiaterJevanna Wiater

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator 

"I joined Sunrise in November of 2019. I am excited to be a part of the Sunrise Team going on almost 2 years now. Prior to sunrise I worked as a Director of Memory Care & Assisted Living Life Enrichment Director and have been in the field for 12 years. My favorite part of my job is getting to know each of my residents. I love listening to their stories, discovering their talents, their passions and truly designing programs that bring out the best in each person. The best part of working at Sunrise is developing relationships with my Sunrise family. My passion is at the very core of our Mission Statement, to "Champion the Quality of Life for all Seniors!" By developing these relationships and truly getting to know our Sunrise family we are all Champions! 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have an amazing husband of 5 years, 4 kids, 3 grandkids, 3 dogs and 2 cats. As you can see my work time is as fun as my spare time. I also like to write poetry, draw, live theatre, travel and volunteer. I also, sit on the board of directors for Michigan Association of Activity Professionals and enjoy helping other professionals, like myself grow in this field."


Kim ChambersKim Chambers

Lead Care Manager

"I started at Sunrise of Troy when the building first opened in 2001. I have been a lead care manager in our Reminiscence neighborhood and love working with the residents that live here. I just love the residents and my fellow team members!

My favorite part of working at Sunrise is the Team Members and Community Environment."


Bella_TroyMirabella

Community Friend

Mirabella (Bella) was born on 12/12/2009 in the state of Ohio. She was picked up as a stray poodle by a local shelter and put up for adoption. That is when Sunrise of Troy adopted this adorable poodle from the Last Day Dog Rescue on 8/22/2017 and gave her the nickname Bella. Bella is the perfect house dog, who will greet you at the door with a huge smile that will melt your heart.

Her favorite toy is her blue teddy bear, that she just enjoys to toss around and play with. Her favorite things to do is give and receive love. Bella has so much love to give and she just can’t wait to receive a belly rub from you!


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