Morningside of Sterling | Illinois - Assisted Living
Morningside of Sterling
(815) 622-2800

Our Staff

Morningside of Sterling

Patricia A. Cronister 
Executive Director

Patricia A. Cronister R.N. has been with our community for 8 years and the Executive Director for the majority of that time. Patricia has experience in Skilled Nursing Care, Ambulatory Surgery, Operating Room, Home Health, Intensive Care and of course Assisted Living. Patricia has four awesome children and four amazing grandsons. Her favorite part of being the Executive Director is making a difference in senior’s lives and their families’ lives.

Beth Sterk
Sales Director

Beth joined Morningside of Sterling in December 2014. She has worked in Senior Healthcare for over 23 years. “I absolutely love helping families!  It is so rewarding  to see the look of relief that comes over the adult child’s face once the lease is signed and they know that their Mom/ Dad will be well taken care of and that they are safe. I know personally what families go through.  My grandmother lived with us for 14 years and I saw first- hand the challenges families face as caregivers.  If there would have been Memory Care communities then, like we have here at Morningside of Sterling…….she would have thrived!” Beth and her husband, Scott, have two children, Anthony of St. Paul, MN and Makenzie of Cedar Falls, IA.

Amy Suarez
Lifestyle 360 Director

Amy is creative, energetic, and personable!  She joined Morningside of Sterling with a diverse background in management, customer service, and training, which makes her a great fit for being involved in our community.  Daily she enriches the lives of our residents intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically. She loves meeting the residents, discovering what activities they want to be engaged in  and then spending time together doing the those very things! Making others happy makes her happy. Motto: ” Be the change you want to see in the world”

Rob Campbell
Maintenance Director

Rob Campbell has been in the maintenance field most of his working life and loves it!   He especially likes working with people. He has been married for 38 years to Linda and has 3 children, Sarah, 36 Rob Jr., 34 and Molly 30, along with 2 grandchildren Kylie, 12 going on 20 and Jesse, 8. Rob truly enjoys helping out residents with special move-in projects!


Amber McCormick
Bridge to Rediscovery Director

Amber graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. She then received her certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist in 2011. In 2015, Amber furthered her education to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Amber has spent the past 5 years working as an Activity Director in a skilled nursing community in Peoria, Illinois. She and her husband have moved back to the area to be closer to family since they have a 16 month old son. Amber looks forward to working with you and your loved ones. She is so honored to be given this fantastic opportunity.

Terrie Clydesdale
Business Office Manager

Terrie Guinn is a versatile Business Office Manager with 15+ years experience in all aspects of managing a successful business.  She excels at organization, communication, customer service and is very detailed oriented. Many of her years have been spent in the healthcare industry.  Terrie is very passionate about helping people.  She strives to make certain that not only are the residents needs met, but also the family members are at ease knowing their loved one is being well taken care of.