Sunrise on Old Meridian

Meet the Sunrise on Old Meridian Team

Meet our fantastic team here at Sunrise on Old Meridian, IN.

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Terona Long

Executive Director

“I began my career with Sunrise 15 years ago. Since then, I have been afforded many great opportunities to learn and grow in several different areas of this phenomenal company.  I have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful team members, residents and family members during my tenure. 


Because I had the opportunity to work in an environment that embodied so many of my life values, I went on to pursue my administrator’s license for the State of Indiana in May 2011. I started at Sunrise on Old Meridian as the Associate Executive Director. With my recent promotion to Executive Director, I have been given an even greater opportunity to serve my residents and families.  

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years and we are proud parents of two adult children. Our entire family shares a love for helping others. I have been able to apply my passion to serve every day here at Sunrise, and it has been most rewarding.” 

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Jake Jackson

Lead Care Manager

“I began caring for my grandmother, who had Alzheimer's, at the age of 12. After eight years of helping her, my mother (who was a nurse) recommended that I pursue a career in caregiving. 

I met my Assisted Living Coordinator while working to achieve my Certified Nursing Assistant degree, and here I am today. Sunrise has been my home for 11 years and not a single day has gone by that I didn't want to go to work.” 

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Steven G. Kakowa

Lead Care Manager

“I started my Sunrise career in Rochester, Michigan, in 2000 and transferred to Sunrise on Old Meridian in 2011. I fell in love with Sunrise the day I walked into the community.  Making residents smile while working in a caring and safe environment is my main goal.  Great leadership, amazing team members and an emphasis on our residents has made 15 years full of memories and love.  

I have been married for 12 years, and have three daughters and one son.  On my days off, I love the outdoors, bike riding and watching movies.”

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Sherri Falise

Wellness Nurse

“I have worked for Sunrise since February of 2000. My two daughters were basically raised in a Sunrise community.  I have been lucky to hold several roles within the company, and now I work as a full-time Wellness Nurse. 

During my 15 years as a Sunrise team member, I have gotten so much joy from both caring for our residents and by helping to educate and support their families.”

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Michael Wood

Wellness Nurse

“My entire health care career has been with Sunrise because we treat both residents and team members as we would family.  I started at Sunrise in November 2001 as a Care Manager and worked my way into the position of Wellness Nurse. 

I enjoy figuring out the best way to interact with each of my residents. I get enormous satisfaction from helping residents and their loved ones to have comfortable, enjoyable days.”

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