Sunrise at Palos Verdes

Meet the Sunrise at Palos Verdes Team

Welcome to our community! We're pleased to introduce you to some of the team members who make our community a wonderful place to call home.

Alberto Golia

Executive Director

"I joined Sunrise in 2010. My career started at the Sunrise of Beaconsfield in Montreal, Canada, for two years. I was then transferred to Sunrise of Thorne Mill on Steels in Toronto for two and half years, and then I joined Sunrise at Palos Verdes here in California.

My favorite part of the job is being with our residents and my fellow team members each day. It gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing we were able to make a difference.

Coming to work every day is like having a second family. As a matter of fact, I spend more time with my Sunrise family than I do with my own. It’s very special and dear to me! In my spare time, I love photography. This world we live in has so much to offer, and I like to capture the images."

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Diana Fransis Onorato

Director of Sales

 “Since my career in senior living began in 2006, I was eager to experience life at Sunrise Senior Living. In June 2016, I accepted a position as Director of Sales here at Sunrise at Palos Verdes. I have dedicated my professional and educational endeavors to working with older adults; I received my bachelor’s degree in health science, with an emphasis in health promotion and disease prevention, along with a master’s degree in gerontology. 

The most rewarding part of my job is offering a solution to families, whether it is in the form of Sunrise or another resource. I enjoy witnessing the relief that older adults and their loved ones experience after making the transition into our community. My coworkers and residents have become an extension of my family and that is what I love most about my job. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family traveling, going on road trips, photography, hiking and camping.”

Ta'Shawnda Barnett

Lead Care Manager

"I joined the Sunrise team in 2011. Before joining this team, I worked in a skilled nursing facility.

I love making my residents happy and seeing them smile. My goal is to turn that frown upside down. My residents and the whole Sunrise team is like my second family.

In my spare time, I love to shop, crochet, spend time with my family and friends, and eat, eat and eat some more!”

Roshana Razavi

Wellness Nurse

"I have been with Sunrise since 2013. Prior to Sunrise, I worked for several health and hospice agencies and managed an orthopedic medical office.

My favorite part of my job is seeing our residents happy and content. Here at Sunrise at Palos Verdes, there is a sense of camaraderie amongst the team members.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.”

Julian Hanserd

Terrace Club Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 2009. My background is providing personal care as a care manager and lead care manager.

My favorite part of my job is successfully fulfilling one’s needs. It could be a resident, family member or fellow team member – if I have made their lives easier, then I feel like I have served a great purpose. Often, working at Sunrise doesn’t feel quite like work. I feel more as if I am at home with my family. Sunrise has always been a home away from home.

When I’m not at Sunrise, I love to spend time with my family. I love being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. I also love to try different foods and new restaurants."

Kelly Jacobs | Reminiscence Coordinator

Kelly Jacobs

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I began my career with Sunrise as a Designated Care Manager and, since then, I have worn many hats.

I am driven by my passion to champion the quality of life for all seniors and my desire to ensure that their dignity and independence is preserved. I cannot imagine doing anything else!"

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