Meet Our Team

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.

Jennifer Passanisi, Residential Living Advisor at The Trousdale

Jennifer 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 Trousdale

Lu 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.

Martin Sanchez, Culinary Services Director at The Trousdale

Martin 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 Trousdale

Ador 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.