Sunrise of Willowbrook

Meet the Sunrise of Willowbrook Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Willowbrook, Illinois.

Theresa Durkin

Theresa Durkin—Team Member since 2014

Executive Director

“I have worked in the industry for 23 years, 22 of them being in independent living because I am passionate in making a difference in my residents’ lives by ensuring that they have the best care possible and opportunities to engage in activities and programming. Our residents have so much history to talk about in their lives, if we make sure to listen. Spending time with our residents shows them how much we value their presence every day.

I wanted to work with a national company that has the same beliefs that I hold for the seniors. I have always believed that everything we do should be in the best interests of our residents, ensuring that we are making their lives joyful and full of people that care about them.”

Bonnie SullivanBonnie Sullivan—Team Member since 2007

Director of Sales

"I have worked with Sunrise over thirteen years, and was an Associate Director of Sales prior to becoming a Director of Sales.

My Favorite part of my Job is meeting new residents and families. They become your second family. The best part of working at Sunrise is that you bring meaning and purpose to each resident and staff member.

In my spare time, I love to be with my husband Mike and my German Shepherd Lab Mix Argus. I also enjoy visiting my parents in their home in Door County Wisconsin."

elisha sharpElisha Sharp—Team Member since 2020

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I think the best part about working at Sunrise is that the company really does care about their residents and their well-being. I love that they instill in their employees the Principles of Service for their residents. My favorite part of my job is putting smiles on our residents' faces. I love to see their faces light up during a musical performance when they recognize some of their favorite songs.

Outside of work, some of the things I enjoy are working out at the gym, and going on long bike rides."

erika holtmanErika Holtman—Team Member since 2020

Business Office Coordinator

"I was originally hired in 2017, returned home to Sunrise in 2020, and I could not be happier to be back on the Willowbrook Team! My favorite part of my job is being able to make someone's day every day.  My position is unique in that it touches the lives of the residents, their families, and our Team Members.  The best part about working at Sunrise is being part of a team that provides excellent care to my most cherished population, seniors.

When I'm not at Sunrise, I spend my time hiking with my husband and our two big dogs, caring for my many houseplants, and cooking more than one person should!

Tim WTim Weigler–Team Member Since 2016

Maintenance Coordinator

Tim started as the Maintenance Coordinator at Sunrise of Willowbrook in 2016 after hearing great things about the company and how the residents are treated. He joined the Sunrise team with almost 20 years of maintenance experience, including HVAC certification. 

Tim is the smiling face who is always happy to lend a helping hand, move something heavy and reach something no one else can reach. He takes pride in keeping a safe and beautiful home for our residents. The most enjoyable part of his position is interacting with the residents. He loves to learn from their life experiences.

When he’s not working, Tim uses his single engine pilot’s license!

Orion AraOrion Ara–Team Member Since 2016

Dining Service Coordinator

Orion has been working with Sunrise for nine years. His favorite part of the job is creating wonderful meal experiences for the Sunrise residents. At Sunrise, everybody is always helping each other; teamwork is an essential part of each day and it is the best part of working for Sunrise. 

In his spare time, Orion enjoys watching all kinds of sports, spending time with his wonderful wife and two little kids and vacationing overseas.

Tamika Wills, Resident Care CoordinatorTamika Wills–Team Member Since 2017 

Resident Care Coordinator

Tamika is new to the Sunrise community and has been working at Sunrise since September 2017. She has had previous experience with the senior population in a sheltered workshop environment. In this role, she was a service coordinator supervisor and was in charge of programming and community integration for seniors. 

Her favorite part of the job is the relationships that she gets to build with Sunrise residents. There is an abundance of knowledge and wisdom under one roof and she is honored to be in their presence. 

The best part of working for Sunrise is the opportunity to work there everyday.

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