Sunrise at La Costa

Meet the La Costa Team

Since 1999, Sunrise La Costa has continued the 30-year Sunrise Senior Living tradition of delivering consistent, high-quality, resident-centered care. No other Senior Living Community in San Diego County has a more experienced team delivering high acuity care in a home like setting. Experience the Sunrise Difference as we create the ‘Joy of Everyday’ for our residents and families.

Marivel Johnson Marivel Johnson

Executive Director

Marivel started her career with Sunrise in 2010 as a Business Office Coordinator and became the Executive Director at Sunrise of Claremont in 2013. Marivel has over 8 years of Hospitality and over 7 years of health care experience. Marivel enjoys interactions with the residents and their families during socials, Holidays parties, and events.  Marivel believes in Sunrise’s Mission, Core Values and Foundational Belief.

Bobbie DayBobbie Day

Resident Care Director

Bobbie was born in Kansas, but with a military background she grew up all over. She has been a nurse for 20 years with experience in diabetes, cardiac, weight loss, and hospice care. She started her career with the senior population. It was there she found a love for caring for them. She loves getting to know each one of the residents and hearing the fascinating stories of their lives, including the spouses, children and grandchildren - everything that makes them the unique person they are. She believes in Sunrise's vision of allowing seniors to age in place in their home here at Sunrise at La Costa. When she is not at Sunrise, she spends time with her youngest daughter of four, Savannah. She also enjoys spending time going to the movies, beaches, and concerts.

Kendra Lemkey

Kendra Lemkey

Reminiscence Coordinator

Senior Living is Kendra’s second career. Kendra worked for Apple for several years before leaving in 2005 to pursue her true calling of caring for seniors. Kendra become a certified Validation Worker through the International Validation Institute training under Rita Altman, Vice President of Memory Care at Sunrise and one of the only five Validation Masters in the World. Kendra and her team have found that using Validation has helped them to better support the residents. Kendra is also a licensed RCFE Administrator. Kendra is a native of San Diego and enjoys spending time with her family especially her nephew and nieces.

stephanie loveStephanie Love

Assisted Living Coordinator, LVN

Stephanie started her career as a caregiver in an assisted living community in San Bernardino California. Her leadership skills, warm demeanor, and focus on resident safety quickly lead her to a role as Director of Assisted Living, where she focused on staff development and improving resident experience. Upon receiving her nursing license, she went on further her nursing career working in home health, hospice, general medicine, mental health, skilled nursing, and others. Stephanie spent the bulk of her career as a clinic manager in federally qualified community health centers specializing in homeless healthcare and mental health services, while also serving as a board member for The City of Long Beach Continuum of Care for Homeless Services. Stephanie enjoys meeting new people and learning about the rich history of our residents. She is committed to the Sunrise Core Values and Principles of Service as she looks to encourage and inspire her team to realize their potential and create a homelike atmosphere that promotes wellness, dignity, and purpose in the lives of all our residents

Mirayda Fleming

Mirayda Fleming

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

Mirayda has been with Sunrise for over 15 years, where she has consistently brought the “Joy of Everyday” to our residents. Mirayda’s previous experience includes working in our Reminiscence neighborhood and facilitating the first ever Terrace Club from 2005 to 2018. Mirayda’s continued dedication to Quality Activity Programing is what motivated her to pursue her new role as Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, were she is helping our Assisted Living and Reminiscence residents Live with Purpose, every day.


Community Pet

Lambo is the newest member of the Sunrise at La Costa team. He came to us as a rescue kitten, after showing up on a resident family member’s door step. After they nursed him to health, Kendra decided he would be the perfect fit for our Reminiscence neighborhood. He spends his days playing with the residents, chasing his many toys, and lounging along the windowsills with the breeze coming in. You might even catch him sitting in the Reminiscence office, making himself comfortable in Kendra’s desk chair! He is as sweet as can be, and he keeps the neighborhood lively with his vibrant kitten energy!

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