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.

Jennifer SerranoJennifer Serrano

Executive Director

"I have been with Sunrise for over 5 years as a Business Office Coordinator and Executive Director, but have also assisted other departments intermittently over the years. My favorite part of my job is working in a home environment because we have a sense of family with our residents. The best part about working at Sunrise is how we help make a difference in a person’s life. It is an honor to serve our residents and their families.

In my spare time, I enjoy learning and reading articles about almost any subject, but I love spending time with my family the most."

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."

rachel woodsRachel Woods

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I have worked with Sunrise since 2005. I originally started as a Care Manager but soon became a Lead Care Manager. Then, in 2014, I took on my current role as Reminiscence Coordinator. 

My favorite part of my job is providing thorough and detail-oriented quality care for my residents through dedicated team members that I take pride in developing. Additionally ,I take pride in leading the ongoing education in Validation and Behavioral Expressions which gives our team the tools to provide amazing care for our residents experiencing various degrees of memory loss. The best part about working for Sunrise is the opportunity for career growth at a place where our residents can get the high level of care they need, in home-style environment. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my lovely husband and my two handsome boys."

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."

ginny hubacekGinny Hubacek, MBA/HCM

Business Office Coordinator

"I have worked here at Sunrise since 2017. I have worked with the senior population for many years, and prior to Sunrise, I worked for another assisted living community. 

My favorite part of my job is listening to the residents and hearing their stories. There are so many great things about working at Sunrise, but the best part to me is the support provided by our team leaders. 

In my spare time, I love going to the movies and spending time with my three grandchildren."

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