Sunrise of Wilmette

Meet the Sunrise of Wilmette Team

Welcome to Sunrise of Wilmette. At Sunrise Senior Living we believe in championing the quality of life for all seniors. Our team prides themselves on being a resource for our families and residents. We would like to introduce you to our committed team members. Thank you for learning more about our team and we look forward to the opportunity in personally meeting you and your family.

Roxanne Sarrett team member profile

Roxanne Sarrett—Team Member Since 2011

Executive Director

“I’ve had a passion for working with seniors since I started volunteering with Sunrise in the 6th grade. It’s my mission to ensure that our community brings great days to all of our residents through thoughtful gestures, engaging programming and individualized care. With our great location, one of my personal favorite things to do is take residents shopping and try new restaurants. I love helping make my residents’ lives begin again once they are here with us.” 

Farha “Zia” Badal

Farha “Zia” Badal—Team Member Since 2011

Dining Service Coordinator

“I have always loved working with seniors and food is a very important part of our lives. I enjoy building a relationship with our residents and making their meals a special experience. I feel like I am caring for my grandparent every day. That brings me joy every day in the work that I do. I have worked in the kitchen at many different facilities, but I like Sunrise the most because of our quality systems and management. I like working with other team members who have the same philosophy, passion and Joy in Service.

Jorel Santos

Jorel Santos—Team Member Since 2014


“I have always had a passion for working with the elderly. My grandparents do not live close by, but through the care I provide daily, I feel like I am caring for my own loved ones. Sunrise gives me the opportunity to care for the elderly, but to also spend more time in getting to know the individual person I am caring for. I learn so much about their lives and personalities. It makes me happy that I can bring joy to a resident’s day in caring for their needs and nurturing their spirit. I like working with other team members who have the same respect that I do about quality of life. It is a nice environment to work in.”

Sunrise of Wilmette Team Member PatriciaPatricia Fagan—Team Member Since 2010

Lead Care Manager

“It gives me such joy and fulfillment working with the elderly. Working at Sunrise gives me the opportunity to do what I’m passionate about. I am a lead Designated Care Manager which gives me the privilege to know and care for our residents personally. I enjoy getting them ready for the day and tucking them in at night. Sitting and chatting with our residents about their growing up, colleges, careers, pets, travel, families, the list goes on. I also enjoy getting to meet their families. No regrets working here, I only wish I would have started sooner.”

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