Remarkable People. Exceptional Care.
Our compassionate caregivers share a singular goal: to enhance and endorse the continued dignity, trust and peace of mind of all residents. Meet our remarkable team.
- Erik Hammerquist, Executive Director
As Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living at Mashpee, Erik is responsible for the overall comfort and well-being of our residents. He oversees every aspect of the community, including the quality of service, amenities, programs, life enrichment and care we provide.
Erik believes in building warm, caring relationships with residents and their loved ones in order to provide optimum care for all. His unique style of leadership allows him to build a level of trust with residents, family and staff. His nurturing style and forward thinking inspires the entire Bridges® team to successfully provide more personalized services, and to more comprehensively meet the needs of residents and families as they navigate the journey of living with memory loss.
Erik brings more than 10 years of executive-level senior living experience to our community. He is relocating to Connecticut from New Jersey where he was Senior Vice President of Operations for a well respected multi-community memory care provider.
He is a graduate of Bryant University and holds NYS Administrator and NJ CALA licenses.
- Melissa Morgado, LPN, Wellness Director
Wellness Director, Melissa Morgado, LPN, leads the Bridges’ team of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants as they care for and engage the residents.
Melissa is a highly trained nurse and memory care specialist who has dedicated her entire professional career – more than 30 years – to helping Massachusetts seniors live healthy and happy lives.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Bridges® by EPOCH team. I love working together with seniors and their families to develop personalized care plans that will allow – and encourage – each resident to safely participate in the daily activities and events that they enjoy,” she says. “Our entire wellness team is dedicated to raising residents’ quality of life by delivering the care and assistance they need, when they need it, with kindness and respect.”
- Alison Frazier, Director of Community Relations
Director of Community Relations, Alison Frazier, is the person in charge of building and managing relationships between families, residents and those considering making the move to memory care assisted living. In this role, she will offer guidance to families and prospective residents, conduct tours of Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee, and plan and organize community events.
Alison comes to Bridges® with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is an accomplished healthcare professional with a vast experience in business development, sales and marketing, and account management and retention. Prior to her role as Director of Community Relations with us, she worked at Kindred at Home/Home Health, a division of Kindred Health and Hospitals, where she served as their Branch Manager for two years. To add to that experience, she served as a senior account executive and patient care coordinator, as well as a pharmaceutical sales representative for two healthcare organizations in Boston.
She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where she earned her degree in Business Management. Alison also earned her Associate of Applied Science, with a concentration in Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Technology from Massasoit Community College in Brockton. She holds certifications in Bacteriology, Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Virology and Immunology from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
- Alicia Seaver, Bridges® by EPOCH Director of Memory Care
As the Bridges® by EPOCH Director of Memory Care, Alicia serves as an educator and trainer for both our families and our staff, as well as an expert resource for all Bridges® by EPOCH communities. In her position, she is focused on maintaining the unique culture and personalized approach to care in all Bridges® by EPOCH communities across the EPOCH portfolio.
In addition to Alicia’s nearly 20 years of experience in the senior living industry, she is certified by the National Institute on Aging as a Memory Impairment Specialist and is certified in both Massachusetts and Florida as a State Certified Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Trainer. Her extensive skill set, combined with her depth of knowledge of memory care and forms of dementias, allows Alicia to effectively provide invaluable information not only to Bridges® by EPOCH families, but also to the greater community.
Alicia is truly committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Prior to joining the Bridges® by EPOCH team in her most recent role as the Executive Director of our flagship community in Hingham, where she earned the honor of being named Executive Director of the Year by Mass-ALFA, Alicia also held various positions at senior living communities in Florida and Massachusetts. Alicia is proud to be part of an organization that is as dedicated to providing high-quality, individualized care to seniors as she is, and she feels lucky to be in a position where she can educate families on how to make a difference in the quality of life of their loved ones with memory challenges on a daily basis.