Lourdes Menchaca | Executive Director
After graduating from California State University of Long Beach, Lourdes started her career in the senior living industry as a caregiver caring for those affected by memory loss.
As her passion grew for seniors, so did her career. In 2007, she accepted her first Executive Director role in an all memory care community. In 2016, she found her home at Sunnycrest Senior Living. “The best part of my day is to see the residents having fun and developing friendships they would have never been able to achieve at home.” Lourdes enjoys jig-saw puzzles, adult-coloring with the residents and practicing yoga.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Kari Volen | Director of Sales & Marketing
Kari Volen has been working as a marketing professional for over ten years. She began her career back in 2005 with a local credit union where she was their Community Education & Development Representative. She then moved to the senior living industry in 2015 at an Integral Senior Living community. She enjoys volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her Grandfather and mentoring girls for beauty pageants.
Business Office Director
Patricia Colin | Business Office Director
Pat has served as the Business Office Director at Sunnycrest Senior Living for two years. She has twenty years of experience in Residential Management and Business Administration. She is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and human resources. Pat enjoys working with the wonderful Sunnycrest residents, their great families, and the incredible Sunnycrest staff. Pat is a lifelong resident of Orange County.
Vibrant Life Director
Carmen Galicia | Vibrant Life Director
Carmen found her passion for seniors in 2008, when she met a resident who had just made the transition into senior living. This gentleman had given up on life, which inspired her to ask for the Activity position so she could help provide meaningful activities to seniors to brighten their day! A Sunnycrest employee since 2014, Carmen serves as our Vibrant Life Director and loves working at this community because she feels the residents treat the staff like family and not employees.
Assisted Living Director
Natalie Andujo| Assisted Living Director
Natalie was born and raised in Los Angeles and was the youngest of seven siblings. After graduating from high school, she worked at USC doing clerical and administrative work for the Urology/Oncology Department at The Norris Cancer Center. It was there that her initial interest in the medical field was sparked. In 2001, Natalie’s father was placed on Hospice for Congestive Heart Failure and sadly passed away in September of 2002. As one of his caregivers, she realized that caring for people was something she wanted to continue doing. Natalie started with different medical courses at the local Regional Occupational Program and became a CNA working in Home care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing. In 2008, she graduated from a Vocational School and got licensed as a Vocational Nurse. Since then she has worked as a nurse for both Home Health and Assisted Living. She has worked at four other assisted living communities since 2012 as a Med Tech, Wellness Nurse and Care Coordinator. In 2016, Natalie joined the Sunnycrest family as the Assisted Living Director.