Sunrise of New City

Meet the Sunrise of New City Team

Meet some of the members of our outstanding team here at Sunrise of New City, NY.

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Arulvanitha Jesuthasan 

Reminiscence Supervisor

“My favorite part of my job is helping my residents and making them happy. When they have a good day, it puts a smile on my face.

At Sunrise, work is fun because I get to work with such a wonderful group of people. Our residents also make each day enjoyable. Since joining Sunrise, I’ve learned that death isn’t scary; most times, it’s peaceful. I have also learned patience, which is vital to working at Sunrise. Most importantly, working at Sunrise has made me realize the importance of and appreciation for life. 

In my spare time, I like to cook. My cooking varies from desserts, such as cakes and puddings, to dishes like pasta and traditional food from my country, Sri Lanka. I enjoy cooking for my family.”

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Lisa Masbad  

Life Enrichment Manager

“I have worked with Sunrise since September 2013. I started my Sunrise career as a concierge and activities assistant, and then became a life enrichment manager in the Reminiscence Neighborhood in the spring of 2015.

My favorite part of my job is getting to know each resident more personally, discovering their interests and creating activities that they will be able to engage in. 

The best part of working at Sunrise is the satisfaction one gets from a resident’s reaction, whether it’s a smile, a hug, a kiss, or even a funny line that can be thrown at you unexpectedly. Working at Sunrise is all about the residents.

Outside of work, I am really a homebody. I enjoy staying at home and catching up on movies and television shows.”

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Dayana Christophe 

Concierge & Activity Assistant

“This August will be my 12th year at Sunrise of New City. I love to advocate for my residents and remember the little things, such as who likes to have their feet up or who likes to be the first in line for ice cream.  I enjoy having conversations with all my residents, especially taking trips down memory lane and sharing stories about their pasts.

The best part of my job is engaging my residents in different activities such as singing, magic shows, puzzles, trivia and teaching them how to use the latest technology, like iPhones and iPads.

As a parent, I love to spend time with my newborn and my 4-year-old son, and spending quality time with my family and friends.  I love attending Dominican College on the weekends where I am currently finishing up my master’s degree in occupational therapy.”

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Filomena DePalma 


“I have worked at Sunrise Senior Living for almost 10 years.  I was a cook in Italy and worked in delis and restaurants. I have 30 years of food experience, from when I lived in Italy, through working in the Bronx’s Little Italy neighborhood, to working here.

My favorite part of the job is providing the best quality of food for the residents. It must be the best! If the residents are happy, I’m happy.
I love to socialize with the residents. I love them! They’re like my second family.

In my spare time, I like to cook for my grandkids and friends. Every Sunday is my family’s Italian dinner!”

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Joseph Trizzino

Maintenance Coordinator

“Making a difference for the residents by doing the little things for them, such as putting a picture up, fixing the TV, or checking the heat or A/C to make sure residents are comfortable are just a few of the things that I like doing. 

The best part of working at Sunrise is when I can get a smile for making someone’s day a little better.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family. I also enjoy boating and working on houses.” 
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