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Meet the Staff

El Cerrito - Sonja Givens-Thomas
Executive Director • 14 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The years of service our staff has combined and the continuity and familiarity that we are able to provide our residents on a daily basis. The family-like atmosphere.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
The personal comfort that it gives me daily knowing that I have make a positive impact on an individual’s life by uplifting their spirit and assisting with the qualities of life they need to survive.

El Cerrito - Dami Dajibhai
Resident Care Director • 14 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special? We are family owned and operated and we carry that same spirit and mentality into the care and service we provide to our residents.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I like being of service to our residents. Making their retirement years a pleasant experience brings me such joy.

El Cerrito - Robert Navarro
Head Chef • 14 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The staff! Everyone is respectful, and friendly to our residents and always available to help where needed.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I love cooking. I cook with my heart. It is my way of giving back to my residents.

KishaKisha Harris
Director of Social Services • 3 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The pride we take in making sure each of our resident’s feel special! I can honestly say, we are a family oriented community.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I enjoy the conversation and the wisdom my residents bless me with daily. Helping better my residents’ day brings me joy!

rhodoraRhodora Rogers
Director – Memory Care • 12 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
It is a loving environment staffed by caring employees that hold their own unique way of showing our residents that we truly care about them.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I have the ability to lift the residents’ spirits high and make them happy.

El Cerrito -  Severo Navarro
Director of Maintenance • 14 Years of Service


What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The relationships between the residents and the staff make El Cerrito Royale special.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
What I like best about my job is that I get to help the residents with their needs and see them satisfied.