Meet Our Team – The Trousdale


Sylvia Chu, Executive Director at The Trousdale Sylvia Chu
Executive Director
Sylvia has served in the senior living industry for over a decade and spent many prior years in the hospitality business. She is a firm believer in taking care of previous generations who have laid the foundation for our current lives. Residents’ life experiences and stories are fascinating to her, and Sylvia understands that it is crucial to hear these stories in order to pass them on to the next generation. Sylvia feels very fortunate in that she truly loves what she does. Outside of work, Sylvia is active with several major volunteer organizations and enjoys giving back to society and supporting her local communities.

Sue Thourson, Business Office Manager at The Trousdale Sue Thourson
Business Office Manager
Sue is a Bay Area native with longstanding roots. Before coming to The Trousdale, Sue worked at the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame for 23 years. Sue says it has always been her passion to work with elders. She says that working at The Trousdale with the wonderful residents brings pure joy to her heart. Sue began running as a hobby about seven years ago, and she hasn’t stopped since. She runs all the San Francisco Originals races each year. Sue also enjoys baking in her spare time. Sue is the proud mother of two children … and she absolutely loves all dogs.

Jennifer Passanisi, Residential Living Advisor at The TrousdaleJennifer Passanisi
Residential Living Advisor
Jennifer grew up in Mill Valley, California, before moving to San Francisco about four years ago. She has served in the senior living industry for 11 years, and she loves what she does every day. On her time off, one of her favorite things to do is to spend time with family and friends at her family cabin at the Russian River.

Lu Shibli, Move In Coordinator at The TrousdaleLu Shibli
Move In Coordinator

Lu is originally from Syria. She was very proud to officially become a U.S. citizen soon after joining the team at The Trousdale. Lu enjoys walking throughout the neighborhood, as well as providing life coaching for women in Arabic on YouTube. She feels all of our residents have come together as one large family and she is so happy to be a part of what we have at The Trousdale.

Marisa Taylor, Life Enrichment Director at The Trousdale Marisa Taylor
Life Enrichment Director

Marisa has always been an avid party planner, and she loves entertaining, making her the perfect fit for the life enrichment director position. Her passion for seniors blossomed after a career change to senior living after 15 years in business development. Marisa is happily married and the mother of two young children.

Martin Sanchez, Culinary Services Director at The TrousdaleMartin Sanchez
Culinary Services Director

Martin brings more than 30 years of culinary experience to The Trousdale and is classically trained in culinary arts. His specialties include French and Japanese cuisine. He truly has a passion for cooking. Martin’s culinary talents also include the ability to carve ice sculptures by hand — with an electric chainsaw. Martin has been featured in the San Mateo Times, Marin Journal, Sizzle Gourmet Magazines and other publications.


Ador Decano, Maintenance Director at The TrousdaleAdor Decano
Maintenance Director

Ador’s love of travel and his engineering background has brought him all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Ador’s family is growing rapidly. He will become a first-time grandfather in 2020. Four grandchildren are expected to arrive within five months of one another! Ador always wants to do his best for our residents, as he takes pride in caring for the elderly.


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