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!

David PostarDavid Postar, MASM

Director of Sales

"Before beginning my career in senior living in early 2015 here at Wood Ranch as a Sales Associate, I worked as a home improvement consultant where I particularly enjoyed assisting older adults with their projects. I decided to go back to school and learn how to serve and advocate for older adults, and earned master’s degree in Aging Services Management from University of Southern California’s School of Gerontology. This prepared me to be a great resource and navigator for families who are new and overwhelmed in the world of senior care. 

I am so blessed to be someone who actually looks forward to coming to work every day.  My spirit is constantly nurtured when I see families and residents who were once in physical and emotional distress become transformed by the Sunrise team.  Mostly, I love watching and helping the residents experience joy once again. Knowing that I play a pivotal role in this process by introducing them to Sunrise brings great purpose to my life.  

In my spare time, I’m a 4 time Grand Champion fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, I like to travel to relaxing tropical locations, practice Transcendental Meditation, go to concerts, spend time with loved ones, exercise and make people laugh."

Angelica Angelica Lara

Assisted Living Coordinator 

"Prior to starting my career with Sunrise, I was a Manager at a local restaurant in Long Beach. While working there I often would assist my mom with caregiving for my grandma. The experience of having my daughter and caregiving for my grandma showed me how much I enjoyed caring for other people and making a difference.
Although I am new to Wood Ranch, I have been with Sunrise for 14 years at our Seal Beach community. My time at Sunrise has been invaluable with many memories, I am looking forward to bringing the experience I’ve had in all my positions to Sunrise at Wood Ranch and creating new memories. 

I have embraced every opportunity that has come my way with a serving heart.  Nothing compares to building relationships with residents and their families.  I hope to encourage residents to live life to the fullest and looking forward in being part of their journey. Together we can make a difference."

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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