Sunrise of Mission Viejo

Meet the Sunrise of Mission Viejo Team

We’re honored to introduce you to some of the outstanding members of our hard-working, compassionate team.

Roxanne Sarrett team member profile

Roxanne Psenicnik—Team Member since 2011

Executive Director

“I’ve had a passion for working with seniors since I started volunteering with Sunrise in the 6th grade. It’s my mission to ensure that our community brings great days to all of our residents through thoughtful gestures, engaging programming and individualized care. With our great location, one of my personal favorite things to do is take residents shopping and try new restaurants. I love helping make my residents’ lives begin again once they are here with us.” 


Tricia Shelton, Director of SalesTricia Shelton

Director of Sales

“Before coming to Sunrise, I spent many years as a hospice patient advocate. At Sunrise, the highlight of my role is move-in day for new residents. Families feel so much hope, and there is excitement from the team members. Picking up the welcome plant always brings a smile to my face.

Since joining the Sunrise team, I have fallen in love with the feeling of family and teamwork that you get being here.

I spend much of my spare time with family. My two kids are active in sports and scouting so my husband and I are as well.”


Sunrise of Mission Viejo Team Member PatriciaPatricia Darsow

Director of Sales

“My favorite part of my job as Director of Sales for Sunrise of Mission Viejo is the relationships I get to build with the residents and families of our community. I have confidence in our team’s ability to provide the highest quality care to our residents each and every day. We truly are a large family here. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends. I love the beach, barbequing and poolside fun in the sun!”

roana cruz rcdRoana Cruz

Resident Care Director

"I have been a proud member of the Sunrise team since 2010. Recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to return to Sunrise of Mission Viejo as the Resident Care Director. I have had experience of being a Wellness Nurse and a Reminiscence Coordinator here at Mission Viejo.

The best part of my job is being able to work and help families on their journey with their loved ones through the aging process. The ability to help families find a silver lining with their loved ones during a time in their life that they may be most vulnerable is very rewarding.

My favorite part about working with Sunrise is the dynamic of the Sunrise team and how our team naturally becomes a part of the residents' families.

In my time outside of Sunrise, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends, and creating traditions with them. My favorite tradition with my husband and two sons is our weekly pizza and movie (mostly superhero) night."


kim griffin alcKim Griffin

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I knew at a young age that caring and working with seniors was my calling in life. By age 15 I began volunteering as a Candy Striper at the local nursing home, and by 18 I was a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have 30 plus years of experience in working with seniors in various settings. Joining the Sunrise team seemed natural since our core values are the same. I am honored to be part of such a great team. I am also honored to be working with your loved ones. 

 When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, 2 daughters and I love basketball so we go to as many games as we can."


Charlene Tiu, Activities & Volunteer CoordinatorCharlene Tiu

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“Before coming to Sunrise, I was an activities director at a skilled nursing facility and also worked at St. Jude’s Hospital, coordinating activities for the kids and young adults that have to spend much of their lives in the hospital.

My favorite part of my role is encouraging our residents’ independence and interacting with a diverse group of people. The team members and the residents make working at Sunrise so special. 

In my time outside of Sunrise, I teach dance and yoga. I spend some of my free time doing volunteer work at a local women’s shelter. I also love to host board game nights with friends and family.”
 

Chris WhiteChris White

Dinning Services Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise for four months now. Prior to my time with Sunrise, I was with NorthStar Senior Living and Atria Senior Living.

My favorite part of my job is interacting with the residents and building trust with them and the Sunrise Team.

The best part about working at Sunrise is being a part of a great team that cares about what they are doing.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going outside, taking trips to Disneyland, and having cookouts with friends and family."


Janelle.BOC_Mission ViejoJanelle Odishoo

Business Office Coordinator

"I’ve worked with Sunrise since September 2019. 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 the best in South Orange County! Seeing our residents living with dignity and thriving at Sunrise of Mission Viejo makes it a pleasure to serve this community as the Business Office Coordinator!

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 Business Office Coordinator to help our team members grow within Sunrise Senior Living.

My husband and I are foodies! We love discovering new restaurants around town. We also enjoy great local theater. Each summer I volunteer as the House Manager and lead a team of volunteers to support Shakespeare Orange County."


Roberto Marquez, Dining Services CoordinatorMarco Reyes

Maintenance Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise for over six years as a Maintenance Coordinator. Prior to Sunrise, I used to work for a real estate firm remodeling homes for sale dealing with all aspects of construction. I also have computer and technical knowledge from a prior employer of 17 years.

My favorite part of my job is knowing that I can make a difference to the residents’ lives by keeping this community as beautiful and as safe as it can be. I have a lot of pride in my position here at Sunrise.  My favorite part working for Sunrise is getting to know the residents and finding out the history behind their personal life stories and roles they had in life is amazing to me. 

In my spare time I enjoy all sports as I have been a softball coach for all of my three beautiful daughters for the past 20 years. Spending time with family and friends is a big part of my life outside of Sunrise.”

I have been with Sunrise for a few months now.  I started cooking at Aqua in Dana Point at the age of 17.  From there I was a chef at California Pizza Kitchen, Mimi’s Café, and was a chef instructor at Sur La Table
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