Sunrise of Claremont

Meet the Sunrise of Claremont Team!

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our excellent team who make Sunrise of Claremont, CA, a wonderful place to call home.

stevie thomasStevie Thomas

Director of Sales

"I began working at Sunrise in 2015 as a volunteer, a year later I became a concierge. Throughout the years until now I was a Reminiscence care manager, Life Enrichment Manager, Activities Assistant and then the Associate Director of Sales. 

My favorite part of the job is hanging out with residents and making their day full of laughter and purpose. In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, swimming, watching sports and hanging out with my family."

veronica hermosilloVeronica Hermosillo

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have worked for Sunrise for over 10 years as an Assisted Living and Resident Care Coordinator. Also, I have been a Job Coach training manager for neighboring Sunrise Communities for over 8 years. Before coming to Sunrise, I was a Certified Nurse assistant for 7 years, then I became Department Coordinator for 5 years for a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community

The best part of my role here is training and leading our frontline team who will be the next generation of nurses and healthcare workers. It warms my heart to see my residents happier and more dignified under my care. The best part of working at Sunrise is the homey feeling, the flexibility in my schedule, and providing me with the hours of staffing we need to deliver the best care.

In my spare time, I love to entertain. Both my husband and I have large families, and I love to host and cater events where we can all enjoy each other’s company."

michelle akahoshiMichelle Akahoshi, MASM

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 2017. Before coming to Sunrise, I attended the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California where I earned my Master's in Aging Services Management. Also, I have two years of experience as an activities coordinator in the senior living industry.

My favorite part of my job is helping the residents and planning activities that bring them joy. I also enjoy listening to the residents' life stories. The best part of working at Sunrise is the welcoming culture from all who work with the company and the support that is available company-wide.

In my free time, I like to read, practice yoga, travel, play with my Australian shepherds, and attend country music concerts."

Kayleigh Barton 

Resident Care Director

"I was born and raised in Ohio where I received my degree as a Registered Nurse. I have been a nurse for over 5 years. My experiences includes both clinical and managerial in the areas of skilled nursing, long term care, and hospice. I joined Sunrise in July 2019. My favorite part of the job is being around the residents. I especially love being able to spend one-on-one time with them in their suites or in activities. I also find nursing education to be very fulfilling.

In my spare time, I love to travel and spend quality time with my family. I enjoy spending time at the beach, site seeing, and exploring new places and riding with my significant other on our Harley Davidson Motorcycle."

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