Sunrise of Sonning

Meet Our Team

One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.

Carmela Magbitang, General Manager

Carmela MagbitangI joined the team in May 2015 having worked in the healthcare industry for many years. I am extremely passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care to our residents and ensuring the highest standards of care are met. I am proud to be the General Manager and thoroughly enjoy working with our residents, their families and the entire care team at Sunrise of Sonning.

Sue Johnstone, Deputy Manager

Sue I joined Sunrise of Sonning in November 2018. I have a BA and MA in Health and Nursing Studies from Reading University. I worked as a district nurse and manager for NHS North West Reading and I as a district nurse community practice teacher, training district nursing students. I have always enjoyed nursing and caring for people in their own homes and coming to Sunrise has enables me to care for many residents in one home.

Janet Alibaya, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

JanetI am delighted to be the Assisted Living Co-ordinator here at Sunrise of Sonning and I will lead by example as well as I promote compassion and an understanding that we can all provide an excellent service and show respect for all. My background has been in healthcare, and includes working as a Senior Carer for 8 years and a year as the Assistant Manager of a Nursing Home. I enjoy supporting, leading and helping my fantastic team of staff along with getting to know each and every resident here at Sunrise of Sonning.

Georgina Williams, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator

Georgina

I manage the wide range of clubs, hobbies, entertainers, live music, outings, guest speakers and exercise classes we have on offer at Sonning. With input from the residents my team also holds regular family events and social evenings.

Having such a variety allows the residents to pick and choose what they wish to be involved in.

Adriano Carvalho, Dining Service Co-ordinator

AdrianoI joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2014, transferring to Gracewell Healthcare in 2017. Previous experience includes working as Catering Manager for a group of care homes in Dorset, and as a chef at Poole Hospital. I qualified in Special Diets and Nutrition and have a good knowledge of Clinical Nutrition and Health Sciences. I am passionate about preparing and presenting appetising dishes for those on special diets, but also love baking and cooking traditional homemade meals. Seeing the residents enjoy my food is what gives me the greatest happiness.

Nathalie McLeish, Director of Community Relations

Nathalie

I am the first point of contact for both seniors and their families enquiring about care options. I am proud to invite people to take a tour of our community and make sure they leave with all the relevant information, having experienced Sunrise in action. The most rewarding aspect is supporting families and seniors and being able to guide and counsel them on what can be an emotional experience. I feel privileged to help in the journey towards making the decision to join our community and then, seeing new residents flourish and make new friends, is the ultimate reward.

Benedict Poskaitis, Associate Director of Community Relations

BenAs Associate Director of Community Relations, the key part of my role is to support residents and their families through the emotional journey of choosing Sunrise as their next home. My aim is to ensure that every step of the process is smooth, effortless and stress-free. This role is very rewarding as it involves assisting people with the making of a very big decision and I get to witness the happy faces of the new residents upon their arrival.

Care Staff

Championing the quality of life for all seniors - it’s the mission and responsibility of every Sunrise team member. To achieve that, we invest in our care team. New team members complete a comprehensive Sunrise training curriculum focused on the care and wellbeing of our residents.

New team members receive
60+ hrs
of training in their first 30 days
Leaders receive an additional
72+ hrs
of training to help teams meet Sunrise standards
200k+ hrs
of continuing education for Sunrise team members each year
We adjust staffing
365 days
a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

Old Bath Road,
Sonning, Berkshire,
RG4 6TQ
New Enquiries: 0118 214 0866 Friends and Family: 0118 944 4300