Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay

Meet the Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay Team

We are pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our experienced and professional team here at Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay, NY.

Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay NY Jeanine Valentine

Jeannine Valentine

Director of Sales

Jeannine has been working with Sunrise Senior Living for 13 years. As Director of Sales, she is pleased to have the opportunity to bring Sunrise to more families. When families come to Sunrise seeking advice about alternatives for their loved ones, Jeannine is happy to provide them with solutions in a kind and comforting manner.  

In her spare time, Jeannine loves spending time at the beach, visiting with friends and family and traveling to her favorite vacation spot, Aruba.


Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay NY Beth Chevere

Beth Chevere

Associate Executive Director

Beth Chevere has been working with Sunrise Senior Living for 14 years, serving as a Reminiscence Coordinator, an Assisted Living Coordinator and now as the Associate Executive Director for Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay.  Beth has a deep love for her residents and their families and she has earned the reputation as a problem solver and a compassionate listener to all who seek her advice.  She embraces the Principles of Service by “preserving the dignity” of her residents and “involving family and friends” in the lives of her residents.  

In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing at a spa.  The two joys of her life are her son David and her Pekinese Caspar, who also acts as the Sheepshead Bay house pet.


Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay NY Michael Coluccio

Michael Coluccio

Reminiscence Coordinator

Michael joined the Sunrise Senior Living team in May of 2013.  A native New Yorker, Michael has been working in the health care field for more than 25 years.  He earned master’s degrees from New York University and Carnegie Mellon University and has spent most of his career in acute and long-term care.  He was thrilled to make the jump to Sunrise Senior Living where his musical and artistic talents have contributed to the improvement of the Reminiscence neighborhood. In 2015, Michael added the role of Reminiscence Job Coach and GS3 Reminiscence Trainer to his Sunrise resume.  

In his spare time, he enjoys theatre, baseball, cooking and golf.


Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay NY Vernessa Mitchell

Vernessa Mitchell 

Life Enrichment Manager

Vernessa joined the Sunrise Senior Living team of Sheepshead Bay in December of 2014.  As the Life Enrichment Manager, Vernessa successfully interacts with her residents in purposeful and meaningful ways thanks to her warm and gentle personality and loving energy.  By embracing the individuality of each of her residents, Vernessa has created effective and diverse programs which have impressed our families and team members. Her favorite part of the job is learning more about her residents’ lives and past interests and she looks forward to a long and happy career at Sunrise Senior Living.

She is married with two children and is currently studying for her associate’s degree in community health.  


Sunrise of Sheepshead Bay NY Jim Santana

Jim Santana

Director of Dining Services

Jim Santana has been working as a chef at Sunrise Senior Living since October of 2007.  Beyond being a wonderful and talented chef, Jim also is an excellent teacher and instructor to all of his team members.  He is able to cultivate and nurture new talents in his kitchen, teaching the fundamentals of cooking along with the skills of presentation.  Jim has a sunny and warm personality and embraces his residents with love and respect.  Jim conducts live cooking demonstrations for our residents, our professional industry visitors and, most recently, for our annual “Taste of Sunrise” event. 

Jim is married with four beautiful children and looks forward to preparing many more Sunrise meals to come.



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