Sunrise of San Mateo

Meet the Sunrise of San Mateo Team

We’re delighted to introduce you to some of our excellent team members who work tirelessly to make our community great.


Stephanie HallStephanie Hall

Executive Director

"My heart from the start of my career in both education and vocation has been to be a part of changed lives. Prior to working at Sunrise, I worked in mental health, addiction medicine, and Skilled nursing. My educational journey led me to attain a Master’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy.

The best part about my Job is serving the residents and their families. At Sunrise San Mateo we’re so fortunate to have team members that fully support the Sunrise mission each day. Every member of the team gives 100% every day to resident care and it is an honor to be part of the Sunrise family.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my loving family & friends, exercising, and traveling.”


Matthew SwisshelmMatthew Swisshelm

Director of Sales

"Growing up around the Senior Living Industry, I naturally adopted from my mother the heart to serve seniors. My first job at 15 was working as a food server in an assisted living community. It’s safe to say that the industry chose me! For the last 5 years I have had the privilege of transitioning seniors from their homes into an appropriate senior living community that meets their needs and ads tremendously to their quality of life.

I started working at Sunrise San Mateo in 2020. My favorite part about my job is counseling families through the big decision of choosing the right care and next home for a loved one.

In my spare time I like to surf, play guitar, and spend time with my family & friends."


Deanna ChanDeanna Chan

Resident Care Director

"I began my journey in the healthcare world in 2017 as a RN charge nurse in a skilled nursing facility. I transitioned after my time on the floor as the Director of Care Coordination in assisting residents in their safe transition back into the community. I was then lucky enough to join Sunrise in 2020 as the Resident Care Director. This role really allows me to come full circle and be on the other end of residents returning to the community while still being a part of their continuum of care. Upon first arriving to the community, I was greeted with warmth and I never felt so welcomed. I was excited to begin knowing that the same kindness I received would be translated into the care that we are so proud to serve our residences.

My favorite part of my job so far is meeting the residences and learning about the lives they lived and accomplishments they have. My hope is to continue their sense of pride through reminiscing about their successes for me to provide them excellent personalized care. The best part of Sunrise is the opportunity to be welcomed into the community as if it was my second home.

In my spare time I spend time with my family as we have welcomed a daughter this past year into our lives. We spend a lot of time learning and there is no greater satisfaction than seeing the enjoyment in her eyes watching her explore the world around her. We also enjoy being foodies, tasting and exploring different types of foods from different places around the world."



Shana Mohammedsan-mateo-shana

Business Office Coordinator

“I began my fascinating, wonderful journey with seniors in 2006. Assisted living has been my passion for over 13 years, and I have served as a Concierge, Administrative Assistant, Business Office Manager and in 2014 made the decision to join Sunrise as a Business Office Coordinator and have loved every minute of it.

I fell in love with Sunrise's philosophy and model of caring deeply for seniors as well as its warm culture, impressive leaders and true dedication to improving lives of team members and I am thrilled and honored to be a part of an organization that is genuinely committed to serving our residents, families and the community with heartfelt passion. I love working at Sunrise because I am honored to work with a fabulous team to assist with caring for these unique people with whom I’ve over the years build a relationship and bond.

I was born and raised in Fiji, and grew up with the hospitality and friendly spirit instilled in me. For me, taking care of seniors is a way of giving back and making each day a pleasant day. In my free time, I enjoy family time with my husband and my two lovely daughters.”


Myrna Magatsan-mateo-myrna

Assisted Living Coordinator

“I love that I can provide excellent care and make our residents happy each day. At Sunrise, I work with a great team and the company provides great benefits and tools for learning and training. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching sports on TV and traveling."



Lady Reedsan-mateo-lady

Reminiscence Coordinator

“As the Reminiscence Coordinator here at Sunrise of San Mateo since 2018, I would have to say, the best part thus far has been my residents. I absolutely love them. They are awesome; they are wise. They make me laugh, and sometimes cry a happy cry.

 I enjoy creating a culture of care, empathy, as well as training and coaching my team to provide a great quality of life for residents. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with the people closest to me. I like beaches, scary movies, and roller coasters. I also enjoy wine tasting and trying different restaurants across the Bay Area. I enjoy learning new things. I have an undergraduate background in Biology and Psychology. In addition, I am now finishing an Executive MBA program, leaving me with little time for leisurely activities, so it is nice to get a lot of enjoyment and personal fulfillment at work. It really helps to add many smiles to my very busy days.”




Doug LiuDong Liu

Director of Maintenance

"I have worked at Sunrise of San Mateo since the building was built 20 years ago. I have had the privilege of helping many seniors transition into our amazing community.

My favorite part of the job is taking care of our residents each day.

In my spare time, I like to tend to my garden and watch sports."


Bai Chansan-mateo-bai

Dining Services Coordinator

"I have been working as Dining Services Coordinator for Sunrise of San Mateo since 2014. Prior to this responsibility, I worked as a Restaurant Manager for 10 years here in the Bay Area. My favorite part of my job is managing my team who are all passionate in giving great service and are very supportive of the business goal and my personal goals for them. Teamwork is always a leader’s dream and favorite accomplishment.  

The best part of working for Sunrise is the service we provide for our customers, who are elders depending on our care and support. The fulfillment in helping them in every way we can feels very rewarding.

In my spare time, my family and I enjoy trying new places to eat, exploring the outdoors and travelling. ”



Becky Gutierrezsan-mateo-becky

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I have been working with Sunrise since 2018 and the best part of my job is giving purpose to our residents and leading activities. I really enjoy making a difference and putting a smile on everyone’s face. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, sports and spending time with my family and friends.”






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