Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Meet the Sunrise of Sunnyvale Team

We’re thrilled to introduce you to some of the fantastic members of our team who work to make Sunrise of Sunnyvale, CA, a wonderful place to call home. 




sunrise of sunnyvale team member tina bagheriTina Bagheri

Executive Director

“I have served as an Executive Director with Sunrise for more than 10 years. My work as a dietitian in the senior industry was a natural progression that allowed me to eventually transition from managing dining programs, into operations for skilled nursing and assisted living. 

I enjoy forming lasting relationships with the residents, their families and with my fellow team members. As Executive Director, I relish the opportunity to mentor and encourage my team to grow professionally. I proudly am the recipient of the Sunrise Award of Excellence and have won the award twice

In my spare time, I like to hike the Los Gatos Creek Trail, cook exotic food, and spend time with friends and family.”




Gayle Kelly team member profileGayle Kelly

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I joined the Sunrise family in the spring of 2011. I was drawn to Sunrise after a life of service abroad and because I felt I could make a difference in people’s daily lives. Bringing purpose and putting a smile on the residents’ faces is something that I look forward to. I completed The Validation Program from the Validation Training Institute and use my experience to train my team.  I also received the Memory Care Leader Award and enjoy coaching & mentoring new Reminiscence Coordinators.  

Outside of work, I enjoy readi



Gayle Kelly team member profileGayle Kelly

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I joined the Sunrise family in the spring of 2011. I was drawn to Sunrise after a life of service abroad and because I felt I could make a difference in people’s daily lives. Bringing purpose and putting a smile on the residents’ faces is something that I look forward to. I completed The Validation Program from the Validation Training Institute and use my experience to train my team.  I also received the Memory Care Leader Award and enjoy coaching & mentoring new Reminiscence Coordinators.  

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with my family.”



Gayle Kelly team member profileGayle Kelly

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I joined the Sunrise family in the spring of 2011. I was drawn to Sunrise after a life of service abroad and because I felt I could make a difference in people’s daily lives. Bringing purpose and putting a smile on the residents’ faces is something that I look forward to. I completed The Validation Program from the Validation Training Institute and use my experience to train my team.  I also received the Memory Care Leader Award and enjoy coaching & mentoring new Reminiscence Coordinators.  

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with my family.”



Gayle Kelly

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I joined the Sunrise family in the spring of 2011. I was drawn to Sunrise after a life of service abroad and because I felt I could make a difference in people’s daily lives. Bringing purpose and putting a smile on the residents’ faces is something that I look forward to. I completed The Validation Program from the Validation Training Institute and use my experience to train my team.  I also received the Memory Care Leader Award and enjoy coaching & mentoring new Reminiscence Coordinators.  

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with my family.”Gayle Kelly 

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