Sunrise Villa San Ramon

Meet the Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to a few of the team members who make Villa San Ramon such a special place!


joseph villanueva san ramonJoseph Villanueva

Executive Director - Team Member since 2010

"I have worked with Sunrise since 2010. Prior to joining Sunrise my prior experience included supervising a community with seniors who have middle to late stage dementia, a nurse at an adult day health care center, and working as a nurse for an elementary aged child.

My favorite part of my job is being a part of our residents’ quality of life. Every aspect of what we offer focuses around our mission, To Champion the Quality of Life for All Seniors, I enjoy contributing to that mission and serving the senior population within the community. The best part about working at Sunrise is being a part of a company that is constantly looking for ways to better serve our seniors. Sunrise strives to be the leader in senior living and I am happy to be a part of this company.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends."


Trish SnowdenTrish Snowden

Director of Sales - Team Member Since 2014

"I've worked for Sunrise since 2014 and prior to that was in the hospitality industry for 25 years. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help families navigate what can be a difficult journey into senior living. Coming to work every day and seeing our residents bring me such joy! I love that Sunrise is such a compassionate, mission-driven place to work. In my spare time, I spend time with my children, host BBQ’s, go wine tasting, attend jazz festivals, and travel."


ronak soliemannjad san ramonRonak Soliemannjad

Resident Care Director - Team Member since 2015

"I have worked for Sunrise since 2015. My first job out of nursing school was a wellness nurse at Sunrise of San Mateo for about 8 months. After that, I explored case management, home health; I worked in the operating room and recovery room, until I found my way back at Sunrise. Before I started at San Ramon Villa I was the Resident Care Director at Sunrise of San Mateo for 2.5 years, and then spent a year as a Senior Resident Care Director where I had the opportunity to float to different communities throughout California and provide support to the wellness departments. My favorite part of my job is getting to know the resident and listening to their stories. 

In my spare time, I do a lot of travelling with my husband, friends, and family. Some of my favorite places in the world include St. Lucia, Amsterdam, Slovenia, Zambia, and Napa. My husband and I are big foodies and enjoy trying new restaurants and wine. I enjoy trying new workouts, reading mysterious books, wine tasting, exploring new places, cooking new recipes, and of course, lounging on the couch and catching up on my shows and napping."


ImeldaImelda Machado

Medication Manager - Team Member Since 2003 

"My favorite part of my job is taking care of the residents and making them feel like they are a part of our family.  The best part about working for Sunrise Senior Living is the Team. Everyone helps and pitches in.  You feel like you can count on them when you need help.  When I am not working I am usually sleeping.  I also enjoy hiking with my husband in the parks in our area."


JulianneJuliane Pew

Program Director - Team Member Since 2012 

"The favorite part of my job is helping to inspire and encourage our residents to continue to learn and try new experiences in a fun environment, while making lasting memories and friendships along the way. The best part of working at Sunrise Senior Living is working with residents on a daily basis that are like extended family members. We have a great manager and team member group, who work together well, with a common goal of creating a pleasant and inviting home for our residents and for visitors that come into our community. We always try to provide a welcoming feeling when you visit Villa San Ramon. During my off hour time when I’m away from work, I like to play volleyball, dance, take walks, watch comedy and action movies in my spare time. I’ve also enjoy adventures thrills like skydiving, white water rafting, zip lining, hot air ballooning and have even run a marathon."


TerrenceTerrence Catap

Maintenance Assistant - Team Member Since 2008

"The favorite part of my job is while helping the residents is to learn about their life stories. I also enjoy making them smile.  The best part of working at Sunrise Senior Living is how everyone is like a very large family.  What I enjoy doing in my spare time is playing with my little girl and spending time with my wife, going out with both of them. I also enjoy playing poker."


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