Sunrise at Wood Ranch

Meet the Sunrise at Wood Ranch Team

Meet some of the fantastic members of the Sunrise at Wood Ranch, CA, team.

Tammy BerryTammy Berry, MSG VWT

Executive Director 

Tammy Berry has been a member of the Sunrise family for over 13 years since earning her Master’s degree in Gerontology. In great preparation for Executive Director she has held many roles including Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, Business Office Coordinator as well as Reminiscence Coordinator. Tammy’s passion for engaging with the residents and team members in an environment that is filled with love. She feels that the best part about working at Sunrise is the serving hearts of the team members, as there is a joy in service and passion to provide quality care for our seniors. Her hard work, dedication, expertise, and passion were instrumental when she was honored the prestigious national 2018 Sunrise Select award for her previous Sunrise community. Tammy is also a certified Validation instructor which allows her to provide expert assistance and instruction to the team in caring for our residents experiencing memory loss. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, raising 3 kids.

Lisa KrohnLisa Krohn, RN, RCFE

Resident Care Director

Lisa LoCascio Krohn has over 10 years of experience in Assisted Living Communities as a Registered Nurse and RCFE Administrator. She was previously with Blue Cross of California for 12 years and also worked in the Trauma Center at UCLA in the beginning of her nursing career.  

Lisa’s passion in caring for seniors started with “Noni”, her Italian Grandmother. Together they traveled Italy, visiting with family and distant relatives in Noni’s hometown, Piemonte, in the Italian Alps.  It’s from her Grandmother that Lisa caught the travel bug and she hopes to visit every continent as part of her bucket list. Trips planned for next year include England, Ireland and Scotland.

Lisa has lived in Thousand Oaks since 1987 and has two adult children, Jessica and Ricky, who are the absolute joy of her life. She enjoys Dodger games with Ricky and some good mother/daughter time with Jessica.  In her spare time, Lisa loves to garden and has both a flower and vegetable garden.  She is searching for the perfect heirloom tomato to grow to cook the perfect Italian sauce. Ciao bella!

Jesseca RealinJesseca Realin, BA

Terrace Club Coordinator

"I am new to the Sunrise team but have prior experience working with seniors in a supervisory role at a local adult day health program serving those with memory loss. I am a graduate of California State University at Northridge and received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus on Social Work. I credit my mother for igniting my passion in senior care. By the age of four, I witnessed how my mother cared for her ill parents- giving them repurpose until their resting day. Since then, I have valued the importance of implementing people’s unique life experiences into their care, so much so, it remains my favorite aspect of my job.

Working at Sunrise alongside a passionate team gives me the opportunity to do what I truly love. Ensuring each resident feels they have a reason to get out of bed every day warms my heart.

In my spare time, I like to hike, be outdoors, discover new places, explore museums and attend concerts."

William BrownWilliam Brown, BA

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator 

"Prior to becoming the AVC at Wood Ranch, I was a Care Partner in our Terrace Club neighborhood for a little over a year and absolutely loved connecting with the residents and building trusting relationships. The beauty of my position is that I am able to do that with every resident at Wood Ranch. I am truly astounded that my work now involves this incomplete list of singing, dancing, learning, art, exercise, and most of all fun. To say that I feel blessed is an understatement.
At home my amazing wife Lindsey and I enjoy gardening in our backyard, playing LPs on our record player and cooking up vegetarian feasts. We have two black cats named Alistair and Magic whom are the loves of our lives. When I think about how I hoped that my life would turn out, I never imagined it would be this great."

Diane Knight Dianne Benedict-Knight

Business Office Coordinator

"I have worked at Sunrise since 2016 and have absolutely loved every moment of it. Before taking on my current role, you may recognize me as the woman who greets you when you sign in at the front desk, answers your calls, or even used to be your loved one’s designated care manager. My favorite part of working for Sunrise is building close relationships with our families to help provide the excellent care your loved one deserves.
In my free time I love to watch hockey whether it be NHL (Go Vegas Golden Knights) or my husband’s recreational league (Viva Los Vigilantes!), make candles, and sing! I have been singing my whole life, and was very involved in the Vocal Music program at my high school, Santa Susana. Currently, I am the lead singer of an 80’s cover band, 80/80 Vision, with which I sing all sorts of songs by amazing artists from the great decade. Don’t be surprised if you find me joining in with you loved one in the weekly SignFit session!"

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