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Sunny Saini
Chief Care Officer

Sunny is a distinguished business leader with an MBA from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi. After spending over two decades helping high tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, and E-bay with their growth strategies, he decided to spend the rest of his career doing something that is meaningful and fulfilling to him and his family.

He and his wife grew up in India, and their parents still live in Delhi. Given the thousands of miles separating them, they could not spend the quality time caring for their folks. They decided to take an approach to pay forward, by sharing their love and care with the residents at the Del Monte. He took the plunge to dedicate his life to this cause. In his humble opinion, every facility provides care to the residents, but what residents really need is love, affection and a purpose. Under his leadership, lots of new activities have been incorporated, including but not limited to, trips to the beach, shopping mall excursions, weekly BBQs, monthly birthday brunches, gardening, yoga, and live music performances! He has also introduced a lot of volunteer programs. There are weekly fun activities where staff will bring their children to interact with the residents. His goal is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where residents feel at home – and that is the Del Monte difference.

Jimmy Russell
Director of Business Operations

Jimmy has been enamored with providing quality residential services since his first position as a caregiver and med tech over 10 years ago. His career has been serving residents with behavioral health challenges and has joined the team to bring his experience and problem solving to Assisted Living. Jimmy is committed to bringing the best out of each staff member and that in turn is paid in full to the residents. Jimmy has a degree in Sociology from University of California Santa Cruz and when not at work can be found in his kitchen cooking or out in nature with his children.

Julia Galeano
Chief Operating Officer

Julia was raised in an extensive family and has four children of her own. She is no stranger to how much effort it takes to keep a family growing forward and upward. Having never met her grandparents and losing her father and mother long before their time, she has a huge appreciation for aging and all the trials it comes with.
Julia has 18 years of experience in senior care. She was the acting Administrator for Del Monte for 14 years and remains with the company as Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Julia continues to strive for compassionate care and devotes endless hours into ensuring each resident is safe & happy.

Janet Kumar
Executive Assistant

Janet is our Executive Assistant and has been giving care to the elderly for about 20 years. Her upbringing in a large close knit family has taught Janet to be patient, understanding, and empathetic.
She oversees medications, records and works closely with local pharmacist to make sure all resident medications are ordered and administered correctly as per physician orders. Janet’s continuous care and dedication have given the residents and their family peace of mind.

Gabby Schlesinger-James
Community Outreach Director

Gabby is a long-time Monterey resident and recently completed her MBA at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. During her studies, she gained incredible experience working for social enterprises in Rwanda, Ireland, and Peru. Her love for beautiful Monterey and the familial atmosphere at Del Monte drew her to join the team and she loves getting to know the residents, work with the compassionate staff, and represent the facility.

Gloria Kumer
Activity Director

Gloria has been a jack of all trades and a master of all. During her 8 years at Del Monte, she began as a caregiver then she transitioned as a Chef and is now the Activity Director. With all her various experiences, she is able to implement creative and fun ideas into each activity.
Her natural compassion allows her to develop close relationships with the residents. As an Activity Director, Gloria makes it her mission that each resident is participating in activities or gets one on one attention.

Megan Kilmer
Director of Business Development and Sales

Megan has served the community for the past five years as a Mental Health Coordinator for Adult Residential Facilities, Mental Health Housing, and as Social Worker for Santa Cruz County. She has a strong relationship with the community both in the public and private sector. She hold a degree from the University of California Santa Cruz in Feminisms and Social Justice. She has an intensive sales background working 10+ years growing local family-owned companies establishing new businesses across the state and acquiring my license in Real Estate.
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