Sunrise of Burlingame

Meet the Sunrise of Burlingame Team

annie walkerAnnie Walker

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I started my career in Sunrise of Burlingame in 2015 as a Care Manager in the Reminiscence Neighborhood. I was soon promoted as a Lead Care Manager and was then given the opportunity to be Reminiscence Coordinator. The best part of my job is serving our residents and families. For 6 years, coming to Sunrise of Burlingame has not felt like coming to work, it feels like visiting my extended family. I am honored to work with a wonderful and amazing team to assist with caring for our residents, with whom over the years I have built a relationship and bond.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Filipino dramas, and of course, shopping!"

joanna sucgangJoanna Sucgang

Dining Services Coordinator

"I was a Food and Beverage Manager in the Hospitality industry for many years before entering the Senior Living industry 2 years ago and starting at Sunrise in 2020. My culinary background is Commercial Baking from Los Angeles Trade Tech and recently certified in Dietary Management from the University of Florida. Being a Chef for a senior living community is not just putting out food that is enjoyable, it gives me meaning. There are benefits of each meal we create because the food we eat is the safest form of medicine. When I’m not inside the kitchen, I’m with residents talking, having fun, and just connecting with them.

I love the challenge of cooking for folks who have made commitments to eat for their health. I believe that it is one of my earnest motivation for exercising creativity in the kitchen."

jessica rossiJessica Rossi

Business Office Coordinator

"I started with Sunrise in June of 2018 as the Concierge, and over the years have worn many hats within the community and have now settled in as the Business Office Coordinator. Right after High School, I began working in retail, and within months became a manager, which led to 6 years of retail management before I moved into senior care. I spent 4 years with an in-home care company before finding my home at Sunrise. My favorite part of working here is the ability to form relationships with residents and team members. This really is a family environment; we have all become each other’s extended family.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and always look forward to my yearly camping trip with them!"

kevin way srKevin Way, Sr.

Maintenance Coordinator

"I started with Sunrise in 2020 as the Maintenance Coordinator. I love using my experience as an entrepreneur, supervisor, and coach to ensure the building not only runs smoothly and looks good but feels good for those who call this home. My favorite part of being with Sunrise is caring for the elderly and being a positive role model for the community and my colleagues. I love talking with our residents, learning where they come from and some of their history. 

Giving back is something I have been acquainted with most of my adult life, and my enjoyment of coaching helps me to give positive energy and to be polite, caring and respectable to residents and others."

antoinettte burnsAntoinette Burns

Terrace Club Coordinator

"I have had the pleasure of working with Sunrise since 2019 as a Care Manager, and transitioned to Terrace Club Coordinator in 2021. I remember walking into Sunrise for the first time; it was decorated for the holidays and residents were bustling around the community. I instantly felt the family-like atmosphere; here’s no place like home! After a long career with the TSA, working in senior care has given me to opportunity to provide a meaningful difference every day in someone’s life. Dealing with the changes that come with aging and adjusting to life in a senior community can be challenging for some older adults, but I go home every day knowing I have a positive impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of those we care for and making a big difference in their quality of life. The impact of those relationships extends to the family and friends of those seniors who have the reassurance that their loved one is in good hands. 

I felt so much of a family experience that I even have my eldest daughter working here and my other 3 children ready to volunteer. I love being around family and friends and am excited to continue to make sure all our residents are happy and truly feel at home."

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