Reach us at: 619-464-2273 (CARE)



Susan O'Shaughnessy

Administrator/ Marketing Director

With a degree in Gerontology from SDSU, Susan has over 26 years’ experience in assisted living communities. Susan has been part of the Sungarden Terrace team since 2020, and most enjoys introducing the amenities and staff to new residents. She loves the Padres and the Beatles and believes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Claudia Munoz

Claudia Munoz

Care Supervisor 

Claudia has been with Sungarden Terrace since 2007, when she began as a NOC shift caregiver.  In the leadership role of Care Supervisor, Claudia most enjoys advocating for the residents and ensuring that they have all the services they need to thrive and feel comfortable.  When away from Sungarden, Claudia spends all her time with her husband, college-aged son, and middle school daughter.


Marcos Sainz

Activities Director

“Hello! My name is Marcos Ramos, I am the Activities Director at Sungarden Terrace.”  Friendly, outgoing and welcoming, Marcos is able to engage even the quietest person in conversation or to participate in a daily activity.  Working with older adults for over seven years, Marcos has learned to “actively listen” and understands the importance of their life stories which span origins, loves, challenges and everything in between.

After receiving his degree in Child Care and Development from Southwestern College, Marcos completed courses in Personal Enrichment for Youth and Older Adults.  Recently, Marcos obtained Activities Director, California certification, specializing in supporting the emotional, spiritual, physical and social lives of seniors.  In his leisure, Marcos enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and camping.

Cindy Ramos

Culinary Director

Cindy Ramos has a way with food!  Her creativity for making all meals delicious and served with a celebratory flair, brings Sungarden Terrace residents happily to our Dining Room for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Cindy comes to us with nine years’ experience in the food service industry working in restaurants, hotels and country clubs. In 2018, Cindy began her career with Sungarden Terrace and  fell in love with senior living and considers nourishing our residents most rewarding.  In her free time, she volunteers in animal rescue, and is passionate about exercise and wellness.  Cindy believes, “Everyday is a new beginning where you can learn and grow.”

Angel Rojas

Angel Rojas

Building Engineer

Angel Rojas is responsible for the assessment and maintenance of the physical building, Sungarden Terrace.  On any given day, you may find Angel designing, repairing, building or painting. But every day you will find Angel working to preserve the loving and hospitable environment for which Sungarden Terrace is known.  Angel has been employed by our corporate office on other sites for over ten years.  He joined the Sungarden Team in 2017 and received Employee of the Year because of his dedication and knowledge in his field.  Angel is good at “problem-solving.” Troubleshooting and making necessary corrections in challenging situations is what he enjoys best.  When he’s not working, Angel hikes every morning somewhere different in San Diego.