Sunrise of Hermosa Beach

Meet the Sunrise of Hermosa Beach Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the fantastic team members who work tirelessly to make our community a wonderful place to call home.

janelle odishooJanelle Odishoo

Executive Director

“I have my BS in Gerontology from USC and have worked in the health care industry in Skilled Nursing as well as in the sales/marketing and finance industries over the past 25 years. I love coming to work each day knowing that my job supports both our residents and families as well as the amazing team members that make this community so great. 

Seeing our residents living with dignity and thriving at Sunrise of Hermosa Beach makes it a pleasure to serve this community as the Executive Director! Sunrise has always had a stellar reputation for not only taking care of our residents, but also hiring the best and promoting from within. I look forward as the Executive Director to help our team members grow within Sunrise Senior Living.”

ami rehtaAmi Mehta, MSN, MBA, RN

Resident Care Director 

"I have worked at Sunrise of Hermosa Beach since 2018 and am grateful to be part of such a great team. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 10 years, and my experiences before Sunrise include medical-surgical nursing in an acute care hospital, and home health nursing with both pediatric and geriatric patients. I also attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins University and received a dual master’s degrees in Nursing and Business Administration with a focus in Health Systems Management. 

I have always been most passionate about working with the elderly population, and so I love that my role as Resident Care Director at Sunrise allows me to both care for our residents and also lead an awesome team of nurses and medication care managers. In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games and going for walks at the beach with my husband."

christine fernandezChristine Fernandez

Business Office Coordinator

"Back in 2009, was when I first began working in a small community in Orange County. I worked there for almost 10 years as the Business Office Manager before joining Sunrise of Hermosa Beach in October 2018. As the Business Office Coordinator, I enjoy working for our residents & with our AWESOME team! The care & dedication our team shows is such a joy to be part of.

 My favorite part of Sunrise is the daily interactions with our residents; they’re living history and I love hearing their stories. Seeing our residents every day gives me a sense of purpose. I am so proud to work here. 

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking brunch for my family, watching movies (mostly Rom-Coms & Super Hero stuff), and just relaxing in my backyard Oasis with my family and dog. I also love volunteering at charitable events." 

narciso sortoNarciso Sorto

Maintenance Coordinator

"Over ten years ago I started working in Senior Living as a maintenance coordinator. I've always had a passion to help seniors. It warms my heart to see a smile on their face after completing a task for them. It makes me feel like my hard work is worth while. I've even been able to learn from residents how to fix things. I remember one resident in particular that was an engineer. He wasn't able to perform the work himself, but we shared ideas and he taught me a thing or two. Not only did this brighten my day, but his too. I also enjoy managing our amazing housekeeping team that works so hard to keep our community clean and beautiful.

During my downtime, I like to go to the beach, play soccer and spend time with my wife and kids."

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