WALTHAM, MA — Laurie Gerber, wife of the late EPOCH Senior Living CEO Larry Gerber, has been named the company’s Chairperson.
Larry founded EPOCH (pronounced epic) in 1997. Under his leadership, the company grew to include five Waterstone Senior Living communities and 11 Bridges® by EPOCH memory care assisted living communities throughout the Northeast. Larry passed away in March at the age of 66.
Laurie is an accomplished executive with over two decades of experience as a business leader. Prior to leading EPOCH, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm; as Chief Financial Officer of a healthcare REIT; and as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting firm.
“Knowing what he wanted to do, how he wanted to do it, and what his philosophy was about the company — making EPOCH a great place for residents to thrive, a wonderful place to work, and making sure the employees were treated well — are all things that I want to continue in honor of my husband and his legacy,” Laurie said. “I am learning a lot more about the company with the help of a very experienced management team that is doing an outstanding job.