Sunrise of Staten Island

Meet the Sunrise of Staten Island Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Staten Island, NY.

pj rodriguezPJ Rodriguez

Director of Sales

"I have been with Sunrise since 2020 and in the healthcare industry since 2007. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and helping them make the best decision for their loved one. I love the family feel in our community and I enjoy sharing that with new residents and their families.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, photography and running. I am a 2019 NYC Marathon finisher and love training for races."


lisa cataniaLisa Catania

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise of Staten Island since February 2017. I enjoy coming to work each day and making a positive impact on the residents by helping them live with purpose every day!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love being active, being outdoors, and working out.”


amanda allenAmanda Allan

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Prior to Sunrise, I have management experience working with the mental health population for several years. I have the pleasure of starting an Outreach program in Brooklyn that serves participants with psychiatric diagnosis. My favorite part of my job is getting to know the residents and their families on a personal level and address their concerns so that they know that they have made the right decision. It is rewarding to know that families have made the right choice to come to our community.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nieces."


arlene fazioArlene Fazio

Resident Care Director

"I have been with Sunrise of Staten Island since it opened in 2006 and I have 39 years of nursing experience. I love our residents. I love developing relationships with both the residents and families. We become their extended family and to be with them throughout their journey is rewarding. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our residents, hearing their stories, and being part of their lives. I love having the ability to take care of our residents in a home-like atmosphere. 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching TV, relaxing, coloring, seeing Broadway plays, and vacationing on cruise ships with my husband. I enjoy spending time with my grandson and excited to welcome my new little one coming in August."


Cecilia team member profile

Cecilia Endozo

Assisted Living Care Manager

“I have worked with Sunrise of Staten Island since 2007. I love to provide care and service to my residents. At Sunrise, I feel like I am part of a caring team with supportive management.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, shopping, bowling and watching game shows.”



arnold tabaqueroArnold Tabaquero

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise of Staten Island since it opened in August 2006. My favorite part of my job is that I am active at all times. It gives me great joy ensuring that the community is beautiful for the residents, and that the residents feel like they are home.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, sightseeing with my family and watching K dramas on Netflix."


linda meyersLinda Meyers

Concierge

"I have been with Sunrise of Staten Island since February 2012 as a Care Manager and at the beginning of 2021, I started as a Concierge. I love talking and laughing with our residents while I serve them snacks and coffee as they hang out around the front desk.

In my spare time, I enjoy the sun at the beach and raising my 4-year-old granddaughter."


Janine team member profile

Janine Alers

Hostess   

“I joined the Sunrise of Staten Island team in 2010. I love that I have the opportunity to make a difference in our residents’ lives. I work alongside a fun team in a close-knit department.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three children and my family.”





Hida team member profile

Hidajete Maqellara 

Housekeeping    

“I joined the Sunrise team in 2008. I enjoy speaking with the residents and making them happy. At Sunrise, we are all part of a team and together we make a difference.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and three children.”




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