Sunrise of Sacramento

Meet the Sunrise of Sacramento Team

Sara Weininger team member profileSara Weininger

Executive Director

“I have been in senior care for the past 17 years. I started as a night shift caregiver while I was attending nursing school, and was happy to join Sunrise of Sacramento in 2013, where I now serve as associate executive director.

Coming into our community lights up my day. My Sunrise team shows me love each day, and we share so many laughs. This attitude helps us to positively impact the lives of our seniors.

In my free time, I enjoy attending sporting events with my son, baking with my daughter, and reading to my youngest boy.”


Cleta Shelton team member profileCleta Shelton

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

“I joined Sunrise of Sacramento in 2004 as the activities and volunteer coordinator. I love working here because Sunrise allows me to be myself. I’m a people person, and working at Sunrise lets me to come into work and have fun with the residents every day.

Ever since I started, it’s been obvious that Sunrise is a company that really cares about their team. They always go above and beyond to ensure we’re taken care of so that we can take care of our residents in return. 

I am very involved in my church in my spare time. I sing as a soloist, participate in church choir, provide ministry to married couples, and teach the women’s Sunday school class. Spending time with my grandchildren is the highlight of my week.”


Guillermo Castillejos team member profileGuillermo Castillejos

Maintenance Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise of Sacramento for the past 17 years. The team members here are always working together to make our community the best it could possibly be for our residents. Everyone here believes that making a difference in the lives of seniors is our most important role, and it feels great to know I’m helping people in my job.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my three sons. We all enjoy biking, camping, traveling, and experiencing new places in Northern California.”


juliann owensJuliann Owens

Business Office Manager

"I joined the Sunrise of Sacramento family in March 2019. I say family because we truly embrace all team members, coordinators and, first and foremost, our residents like a part of our extended family. We get to enjoy the happy moments in laughter together and lift each other’s’ spirits in times of difficulty. Thankfully, I experience some piece of joy every day. A principle of service I strive to provide in all my interactions is preserving the dignity of each and every resident. My own grandmother lives in a Sunrise community and I find peace in knowing that the team members at her community like all Sunrise communities 'respect their elders.' A phrase my grandmother taught me from a very young age. Each resident has a story and whether you know it or not, living for as long as they have, in my mind, that warrants the absolute and upmost respect. 

Outside of the business office, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, my husband, and our son. South Lake Tahoe is my favorite place and I try to visit as often as possible. My two favorite seasons are Summer and Winter. Each perfect for my favorite activities, boating, wake boarding and snowboarding. "


katherine cancioKatherine Cancio

Resident Care Director

"My passion for taking care of Seniors has led me to Sunrise, a place where we are treated as family and value the quality of life for all. I came to Sunrise in the fall of 2014 as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. It was during those first couple of years, I understood what it was like to be part of a true team. They motivated me to return to school an obtain my Registered Nursing Degree and offered me the Resident Care Director position soon after. I encourage all to pursue their dreams as I was able too. At Sunrise, we are dedicated to providing clinical care in the comforts of a home like setting and celebrate life in everyone individual way. When not at the community, I am the mother of 2 teenage boys, love watching my football, and tending to my succulent garden."

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