Sunrise of West Babylon

Meet the Sunrise of West Babylon Team

Meet some of the fantastic team members here at Sunrise of West Babylon, NY.

Arielle WernerAriella Werner

Executive Director

Ariella is new to Assisted Living and happy to be a part of the wonderful tenured team at Sunrise of West Babylon! She began her career after earning her Masters in Social Work. After working in social work and then human resources management for many years, she returned to school to begin a career in nursing. Most recently, Ariella worked as a Registered Nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Ariella’s favorite part of being an Executive Director is hearing the life stories of our residents. “Our residents have a wealth of knowledge, history and experiences to share. I am honored to be able to learn from them.”

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, 2 dogs and husband.

Theresa AhernTheresa Ahern

Director of Sales

Theresa has been with Sunrise since March 2018, and has been assisting families’ transition to assisted living communities since 2011.

Her favorite part of her job is being able to help families navigate what can be a very difficult time. She also enjoys spending time with the residents – they have so many wonderful stories to share!

Theresa's favorite part about working at Sunrise is that she loves working with a community of individuals so focused on the quality of life for all residents, and a company that has a genuine focus on putting resident needs first.

In her spare time, she enjoys time at the beach, hiking and spending time with her family.


Carmelita Fider

Resident Care Director

Carmelita has been overseeing the care of residents at Sunrise West Babylon since we opened our doors in 2002.

Her favorite part of her role as Resident Care Director is working to provide the best care possible while managing our residents’ healthcare needs in so many different ways. She says that, through Sunrise, she’s been able to grow as an individual. She appreciates her staff and says she’s fortunate to work alongside each of her fellow team members.

In her spare time, Carmelita likes to read, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters.

Babylon Team member Alexandra

Alexandra Garcia

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

As the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator, Alexandra says she loves spending time with the residents and taking them on trips. She says that together they have fun playing word games, board games and Wii bowling.  

In her free time, Alexandra likes to spend time with her son and husband.

Thomas HartyThomas Harty

Assisted Living Coordinator

Thomas has been with Sunrise since the spring of 2018, and has been working in Senior Care for the past 5 years.

His favorite part of his job is getting to know the residents and making them laugh. He says the best part of working at Sunrise is seeing the difference him and his teammates make in the lives of the residents and their families.

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys playing rugby and going to the gym.

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