Sunrise of Chorleywood
Meet our team
One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible.
Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.
Michael Zinaka - General Manager
I have experience managing Nursing, Residential, Home care, Extra care and Day Care service providers, which affords me a unique perspective into service provision to older people. Ensuring that this service provision is delivered to the highest standard remains an intrinsic motivator of mine, hence my decision to join what has been confirmed, an excellent provider such as Sunrise.
My mantra is that "we are all one big family and family deserves the best from us in moments of vulnerability", and since joining Sunrise of Chorleywood, I have been so happy to see that this community is one big family with staff who match my core values, love what they do and wake up every day excited to come in and have a positive impact on the livelihoods of our residents.
Fiona Kazaza - Deputy Manager
I joined the healthcare industry as I am extremely passionate about delivering exceptional person centred care to our residents and highest standards of care. I joined sunrise of Chorleywood in 2010 as a reminiscence coordinator, worked my way up to be the an Assisted Living Coordinator and now I am a Deputy Manager here at sunrise senior living of Chorleywood supporting and leading the fantastic team of staff, working alongside residents and relatives. It is rewarding to see our principles of service being put into action daily, Enabling Freedom of choice and involving friends and family, celebrating Individuality, Nurturing the spirit, Encouraging Independence and Preserving Dignity.
Tracy Moore - Director of Community Relations
I started my role here at Sunrise of Chorleywood in November 2019 and it has been the best decision I ever made. I absolutely love seeing the difference we can make to people's lives, just so rewarding. I am here to provide support to families and residents through the process from the initial enquiry through to moving into our community. My favourite part of my role is talking to the residents and their families, plus seeing all the residents enjoying the entertainment and the activities – when they smile, I smile.
Laura Baranyai-Szabo, Reminiscence Co-ordinator
I have been with Sunrise for over five years and have loved every role that I have worked in. I am passionate about dementia care and strive to make each day meaningful for every resident. I find the role very rewarding and I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Dementia care is not just a job for me it is a vocation. I am grateful that I have such an extraordinary team that provide the highest standard of care for our residents.
Tracy Done - Assisted Living Co-ordinator
My Journey with Sunrise started in October 2008 when I walked through the doors for an interview as an Senior Care Assistant, I was met by the smiling welcoming face of one of our Concierge, the atmosphere was so friendly and welcoming I thought yes I can see myself being happy here, that was 12 years ago. I am now the Assisted Living Coordinator and work with a great team of carers who are equally as passionate about the care they provide for our residents.
My passion has always been to provide quality care for our residents. Creating a relationship of trust and being available to talk through any concerns or worries with both our residents and their loved ones is a priority for me.
Patrick Maher - Activities Co-ordinator
I began working at Sunrise in 2007. I am very passionate about the care we provide for all our residents. It is incredibly rewarding and I am privileged to be working with an outstanding team. I hope to be working with Sunrise for many years to come and sharing lots more happy times with the residents, their families and the team.
Elaine McHale - Business Office Co-ordinator
I joined the team at Sunrise of Chorleywood in August 2008. In my role as Business Office Coordinator I am here to help both staff and residents. The team share the common goal of ensuring our residents and team members time with us is as good as it can be.