Sunrise of Webster Groves

Meet the Sunrise of Webster Groves Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Webster Groves, Missouri.

Sunrise of Webster Groves Team Member SueSuzanne Huffman–Team Member since 2012

Executive Director

"I have worked for Sunrise since January 2012.  I have been in healthcare for over 30 years.

My favorite part of my job is making people smile and feel good about who they are, what they do and whom they serve.  It’s watching the spark in the eyes of one of our senior residents and a Sunrise Team Member when they experience a special moment that connects them, creating a memory.

The best part of working at Sunrise is to carry on our mission, “To Champion Quality of Life for ALL Seniors”.  It is knowing that through all the hard work put in each day, I can go home knowing that I have done my best to challenge and champion for team spirit. GO ORANGE!

In my spare time I thoroughly enjoy sharing the grand parenting experience with my husband, as we help to shape the generation of future caregivers."


    shirley smith dos websterShirley Smith–Team Member since 2005

    Director of Sales

    "I have been working in health care and senior care for 25 years starting in Neuro Rehab in Occupational Therapy and then moving to Sales and Marketing. I joined the Sunrise Team in 2005 at a sister community.  I left for a different opportunity and was happy to come back to Sunrise of Webster Groves  in September of 2017 . 

    I really love that Sunrise Senior Living is dedicated to taking care of the frailest of frail and our residents may age in place in their home.

    The best part of my job is to be able to help families and seniors and to be a resource for them.

    In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends.  I enjoy Yoga and other exercise, outdoor activities, playing cards and reading."


    julia scotts webster grovesJulia Scott–Team Member since 2000

    Assisted Living Coordinator

    "My passion for serving seniors began over 20 years ago as an Administrator for a Residential Care Facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I first joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2000 when I relocated from Arkansas to the St. Louis area and served as an Assisted Living Coordinator and Executive Director for our sister communities. I was thrilled to rejoined Sunrise Senior Living in 2017 as the Assisted Living Coordinator of Sunrise of Webster Groves.

    I really love that Sunrise of Webster Groves team takes pride in delivering high quality care with a personal touch. The best part of my job is getting to know and love all our wonderful residents and families!

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my Husband and 2 sons, shopping, gardening, going to concerts, watching movies, and baking."   


    julie boyd webster grovesJulie L. Boyd, RN, BSN–Team Member since 2005

    Resident Care Director

    "I have been a team member at Sunrise dating back to 2005, and I have been here at Webster Groves since 2014. I truly love what I get to do every day. I get the opportunity to meet new people and add to my extended family almost on a daily basis. When you have the task of assisting someone with their needs and engaging them on a daily basis, you truly feel blessed.

    The best part of working here at Sunrise is that during the work day, you get to meet so many great people – people that you get to assist, those that you get to give advice in their time of need, and those that get to advise and assist you in making you better in the career you've chosen. 

    When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four-legged children. I have had a love of animals for my whole life, and I have a passion for rescuing those that need a home."


    Sunrise of Webster Groves Team Member BarbaraBarbara Smith

    Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

    "I cared for my mom with dementia for 3 years and understand the challenges that family members can face with their loved ones.

    My favorite part of my job is talking, joking, and laughing with the residents. I love hearing about their families and their previous work life, travels and accomplishments. 

    I also LOVE engaging with the local schools to visit our residents and create opportunities for these children to spend time with our seniors.

    Best part of working at Sunrise is all the support I get in order for me to be the best at my job.

    In my spare time, I love to watch movies, attend theater and sporting events and cook." 


    Sunrise of Webster Groves Team Member CandiceCandice Cox–Team Member since 2012

    Dining Service Coordinator

    "I have worked with Sunrise since 2012.  I started out as a server in the dining room.

    My favorite part of my job is making residents happy after creating delicious meals for them to enjoy.  Being able to take a simple meal and make it look amazing on a plate for the residents to eat fills me with so much joy.

    The best part of working at Sunrise is working with staff that are always willing to go above and beyond.

    In my spare time, I love to work on Interior Decorating."


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