Sunrise at Bonita

Meet the Sunrise at Bonita Team

Roxanne.ED_BonitaRoxanne Gooding

Executive Director

Roxanne has worked in the senior housing industry for over 20 years. Starting in 1994 as a medication nurse and staff developer for a small private company, with her strong leadership and passion for seniors, she was promoted to Executive Director for Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. In the past several years Roxanne has worked for a large company in a regional role and has a proven track record for operational excellence and team building. Roxanne enjoys striving to make a difference every day for those around her, and is excited to have joined the Sunrise of Bonita team. the residents. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she has been married to her husband Gary for 21 years, has 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. When she is not working she spends time on the water in Mission Bay with her rowing team. Loves to bake and spending time with friends and family.

Jeremy WillisJeremy Willis 

Director of Sales

Jeremy began his career in the senior living industry as a caregiver nearly 20 years ago. 

He holds a bachelor’s of science in social work, with a concentration in geriatric care. Always striving to continue learning, Jeremy co-chairs a local volunteer educational committee that focuses on the diverse needs of San Diego County seniors. He also believes in the importance of speaking up against ageism and misconceptions that exist in our culture about the senior population. 

Jeremy often expresses how blessed he feels to represent a community and senior care organization whose standards for quality of care and compassion are in line with his own values. Through his extensive experience, Jeremy has learned that compassionate care and a happy team help to make a community home for residents. 

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys hiking, camping, and travel. He is also an avid reader and likes to follow politics and current events.

Sunrise at Bonita Team Member Marleth

Marleth Guerrero

Business Office Coordinator

After graduating from UC San Diego in 2011 with a BA in human development, Marleth began her career in senior living as a receptionist and was quickly promoted to office manager. She joined the team at Sunrise of Bonita in March 2014 and was surprised by the incredible difference the team makes for each resident that moves in. She takes pride in the hiring process at the community and believes that our most valuable assets are our hard-working team members. 

Outside of work, Marleth enjoys salsa dancing and performing… that is why her favorite part of her job is watching the residents sing and dance every day!

Sunrise at Bonita Team Member Shannon

Shannon DeLorey

Assisted Living Coordinator 

Shannon has been with Sunrise for more than ten years. She started her career with Sunrise as a care manager (caregiver), she then became the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, later she became the Reminiscence Coordinator, overseeing the memory care neighborhood for 5 years.   Shannon is now the Assisted Living Coordinator.  Shannon graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Health Administration and has taking the course to become a Level 1 Certified Validation Worker.   She will be continuing her Validation Journey in the upcoming months.

Shannon believes the best part of working at Sunrise is helping all of the individuals she comes in contact with, whether it is a family member, resident, or fellow team member.

When not at Sunrise, you can find Shannon at any of the ice rinks in Southern California; her son is the goalie for a San Diego hockey team and she is his number one fan!

daniel chierDaniel Chier

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

A San Diego native, Dan joined the Sunrise at Bonita team in 2021. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration. Dan’s passion for senior care and his aspiration to make it a career began at an early age. In high school and college, he spent many hours shadowing the staff and volunteering at several assisted-living facilities. He also provided daily care to a local World War II veteran while finishing his bachelor’s degree.

As the Sunrise at Bonita Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, Dan draws from his experience as a member of Pepperdine’s Residence Life Department and a Team Leader for the athletic department’s student “Rally Crew.” He believes that staying active, no matter your age, is a key to happiness, so he takes great pride in keeping the residents at Sunrise active and happy. When he’s not at Sunrise, Dan can be found working out, cheering on the San Diego Padres and England’s Liverpool soccer club, mentoring teens in his church’s youth group, and spending time with his beautiful fiancé, Danielle.

Roberto MedinaRoberto Medina

Maintenance Coordinator

Before starting at Sunrise, Roberto previously worked in hotel maintenance, engineering, and manufacturing operations in various factories, and even owned his own six-bed elder care facility in 2014 and 2015. He loves serving people each day and enjoys working for an organization that truly cares about its residents. 

When not at work, Roberto enjoys spending time with his family and practicing his faith.

Sunrise at Bonita Team Member Sandra

Sandra Valentin

Reminiscence Coordinator

Sandra brings nearly 20 years of experience in assisted and independent living; seven of those years were spent as our Activities  and Volunteer Coordinator. 

Sandra is now our Reminiscence Coordinator, overseeing the memory care neighborhood.  She loves that she will be continuing to work with our residents and their families in her role as Reminiscence Coordinator.  Sandra's favorite part of her job is getting to know the residents, finding out what they like, and listening to their life stories.  She says “I love making residents smile and bringing a happy moment to their day." 

Sandra has four wonderful children and enjoys going to the movies and the park.

Julie Mendez

Dining Services Coordinator

Julie is so glad to be a part of the Sunrise of Bonita family. Before taking on this role at Sunrise, Julie worked as a Dietary Supervisor at Paradise Post Acute in the small town of Paradise in Northern California. She graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Chico.

Julie loves cooking and educating others about the importance of nutrition. She enjoys working with the elderly and loves to share and exchange recipes with the residents.

Outside of work Julie likes to exercise and be outdoors; hiking, swimming, and camping. She enjoys spending time with her husband and going on long walks with their dog.

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