Sunrise of La Palma

Meet the Sunrise of La Palma Team

We’re excited to introduce you to some of the fantastic team members who make Sunrise of La Palma, CA, a wonderful place to call home.

Sunrise of La Palma Team Member ShannonShannon Huttner 

Director of Sales 

“As Director of Sales, I have the opportunity to meet families and learn about their stories and struggles. I enjoy getting to know our seniors and the unique, headstrong people they are.  

At Sunrise, I love getting to know my residents and my team, and I appreciate the support we get from upper management. 

In my spare time, I like to go thrift shopping, read, hang out with my boys and sleep in!”

Sunrise of La Palma CA Crystal Vital

Crystal Vital

Healthcare Manager

“As Healthcare Manager of Sunrise of La Palma, I treasure the relationships I build with our residents and their families. When I walk through the door, I am overcome with feelings of love, pride and a sense of home.  

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my children and family.”

Sunrise of La Palma Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson

Assisted Living Coordinator

“Prior to starting at Sunrise seven and a half years ago, I worked in banking as a customer service representative while attending school. As part of my curriculum, I decided to take a class on Alzheimer’s and dementia, which led to my career with Sunrise.

My favorite part of my job is caring for our seniors - hearing their stories and laughing with them. It’s rewarding to be part of their daily lives. At Sunrise, we have an opportunity to grow and work in a family-oriented environment. 

When I’m not at Sunrise, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Dodger games, watching my son play sports and baking.”

Sunrise of La Palma CA Ranae Ramirez

Ranae Ramirez

Reminiscence Care Coordinator

“As the Reminiscence Care Coordinator, I love to engage and interact with my residents and encourage and nurture their spirits. At Sunrise, I have the ability to use my experience, knowledge and skills to help my residents have pleasant days. Also, I have the opportunity to participate in ongoing training to empower my decision-making and communication skills so I can be a strong leader. 

In my spare time, I take my five great-nieces and nephews to sport practices or games. I also enjoy volunteering in my community as much as possible. When I can, I help rescue or secure a home for dogs, cats and exotics that are on the ‘kill list’ at shelters.”

Sunrise of La Palma Cynthia Vankellogg

Cynthia Van-Kellogg

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I started with Sunrise as a concierge and gained experience in various positions (Care Manger, Medication Care Manager, Life Enrichment Manager and Reminiscence Supervisor) before accepting my current role, the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator, which I’ve held for the past five years.

I enjoy leading activities and playing games with the residents (such as Wii bowling, Yahtzee and brain aerobics, just to name a few). At Sunrise, our residents, team members and family members all become a branch of extended family."

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