Sunrise of West Hills

Meet the Sunrise of West Hills, CA, Team!

These are just a few of our excellent team members who make our community a fantastic place to live.  

rita meldonianRita Meldonian

Executive Director

Rita began her journey working with seniors when she received her master's degree in aging services management from the University of Southern California. She finds it rewarding to know she is a resource for families during what is sometimes a difficult decision making process saying, "I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to positively impact a senior's life and provide them with a loving and caring home."

In her free time, Rita enjoys hiking, traveling, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her loved ones.

lucia ghetaLucia Gheta

Director of Sales

"As a purveyor of the senior care industry for 31 years, I have had the privilege of belonging to the Sunrise Senior Living family since 2003.  I am passionate about enhancing the quality of life for seniors and their families. I strive each day to find ways to continuously fulfill the special needs and requirements that are unique to the elderly. 

My favorite part of my job is resolving families’ issues and being able to offer Sunrise as a solution."

beth raymanBeth Rayman

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

"My name is Beth Rayman and I am the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator at Sunrise West Hills. I have had the privilege of working with Sunrise since March 2020. There are many wonderful aspects of my role as AVC; my favorite part is listening to our residents' life stories and interests, and having the opportunity to create activities that are engaging to them. Sunrise philosophy is a true reflection of maintaining the dignity, respect, and personalized care of our residents. 

In addition to my work with my Sunrise family, I enjoy time with my own family."

veronica rubioVeronica Rubio

Resident Care Coordinator

"Hi, I am Veronica and I have been working with seniors for over 7 years and I couldn’t ask for anything more. My passion is working with residents and getting to know their stories. I also enjoy creating an unbreakable bond and trust with them and, to me, this is the most rewarding and fulling job I have been blessed with. I can honestly say I am so happy to be working at Sunrise; a company that shows and promotes the same love, dedication, and passion for seniors as I do."

liza bondLiza Bond

Resident Care Director

"I joined the Sunrise family in October of 2020. I am a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in science and nursing. Before beginning my career at Sunrise, I worked for several years as a nurse at Henry Mayo Newhall hospital where I cared for patients on a medical/surgical/telemetry unit. Prior to becoming a nurse, I worked for many years in hospitality. I had the pleasure of working for and opening Ritz Carlton hotels in California and Hawaii and being a Director of Catering at Twin Palms in Pasadena. 

I am a strong believer in the holistic approach to nursing. This includes caring for the whole person, not only the body, but nurturing the mind and the spirit. I work with an incredible team of individuals that show excellence every day in their own special way of caring and we all share the same vision and goals for our residents.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and nourishing my body and soul."

marilu mampellMarilu Mampell 

Business Office Coordinator

"My name is Marilu Mampell and I’m the Business Office Coordinator. I joined Sunrise in 2007. Before joining Sunrise, I worked for Pac Bell, AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya Sales Tracking Western Region. I enjoy doing so many different parts of the job; I'm always busy and I love it! I enjoy helping the residents and team members.

In my free time, I volunteer with  Dog Rescue, caring for the sick, and needy ones."

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