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.

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Eric Mensah

Executive Director

Eric has been with Sunrise since 2016 and recently transferred to Sunrise of Claremont from Sunrise of Willowbrook (Chicagoland). As the leader of our beautiful community, Eric always advocates for our residents and demonstrates his compassion for seniors every day. You will often find him pouring coffee in the dining room or sitting with a resident to listen to one of their treasured stories.

Eric began his career in health care as a certified nursing assistant more than 15 years ago. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, and he is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

When Eric is not supporting his residents at Sunrise of Claremont, he loves to spend his free time with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Madison.

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David Postar 

Director of Sales

Before beginning his career with Sunrise, David worked as a home improvement consultant, and he particularly enjoyed assisting older adults with their projects. He decided to go back to school and learn how to serve and advocate for older adults, and he earned his master’s degree in aging services management from University of Southern California’s School of Gerontology. This prepared him to work exclusively with seniors.

David says that his spirit is constantly nurtured when he sees families and residents who were once in physical and emotional distress become transformed by the Sunrise team. He loves to watch the residents experience joy once again. Knowing that he plays a pivotal role in this process by introducing them to Sunrise brings great purpose to his life.

In his spare time, David likes to travel to relaxing tropical locations, practice Transcendental Meditation, spend time with loved ones, exercise and make people laugh. 

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Catherine Alaniz

Resident Care Director

After spending several years as a hospital nurse, Cathy joined the team at Sunrise nearly five years ago.  She enjoys working with the residents and listening to stories about their fascinating lives.  She believes in the Sunrise mission and Principles of Service.

In her spare time, she loves to travel by plane, train or automobile.

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Elsie Mallari

Medication Technician

For more than 15 years, Elsie has enjoyed talking with Sunrise residents and getting to know them.  She has a passion for her work and believes in the Sunrise Principles of Service.  

At home, Elsie enjoys spending time with her family.

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